Hyundai Forklift has announced the addition of its 20/25/30/32 BC-9 series 4-wheel electric counterbalance forklifts. The BC-9 cushion tire forklifts are designed for applications such as warehouses, bottling plants, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities. All four models have various mast heights and designs and offer load capacities of 4,000 lbs, 5,000 lbs, 6,000 lbs and 6,400 lbs, respectively.
All four models have a Curve Control feature, which limits travel speed based on turning radius, reducing speed for a precise turning operation for the driver. A new standard feature includes the Load Indicator System, which measures the weight of the load the operator is lifting and is viewed through the display monitor. When the operator attempts to exceed the load limit, a warning is activated alerting the operator. An anti-roll back system is installed to guarantee protection against machine roll back while also providing ramp start capabilities.
The BC-9 series features a max travel speed (unloaded) of 11 mph and a max gradeability (loaded) of 34%, 20%, 18% and 17%, respectively. Operators have the option of four different performance modes: High, Normal, Economic and Turtle Mode.
All four models have advanced safety features including an optimized lift cylinder arrangement, which gives operators wider visibility on all sides as well as a panoramic mirror that expands the driver’s view during operation. A strong overhead guard exceeding CEE and ANSI regulations gives operators protection from falling objects above. When forks are being lowered on the BC-9 series forklifts, a down-control valve maintains a controlled speed and similarly, the down-safety valve prevents forks from dropping down in case of sudden damage of the hydraulic line. An Operator Presence Sensing System (OPSS) makes most drive movements, including Lift Lock, Tilt Lock and Drive Lock, impossible when an operator is not in the seat.
Additionally, LED combination lights and halogen headlights provide optimum visibility in all circumstances. Rear reflectors mounted on the counterweight ensure safety for both the operator and the application.