Cutting Edge

April 1, 2004
Lift trucks and inflatable packaging.


The Model 7400 Reach-Fork truck is available in capacities from 3,200 to 4,500 lb, in Reach and Deep-Reach configurations. The bidirectional truck (forks first or tractor first) features the company’s ACR system, a combination of AC technology and ergonomics. The universal-stance operator compartment and open-view mast give a clear view of the base legs, load and rack. The A-frame suspension reduces shocks and sways in the operator’s compartment. Display panel provides real-time data on a large screen. An optional ThermaKit provides a heated control handle and heated floor cushion. The Raymond Corp.,, 800-235-7200.


Horizon lead-acid batteries can be charged during breaks without removing them from lift trucks. Fast charging eliminates the need for back-up batteries and a battery room. The batteries are maintenance free. Water never needs to be added; terminals never need to be cleaned. The sealed design prevents leakage and corrosion. The batteries are available in 24-, 36-, 48- and 72-volt configurations. EaglePicher Technologies Inc.,, 602-794-9600.


Fill-Air Elite inflatable packaging system creates cushions on demand. The cushions are primarily for top void fill, but can be used for blocking and bracing. The compact unit fits into single or multiple workstations. The easy-to-use system needs only a standard 110-volt outlet; it uses no shop air. It is available in roll widths of 8, 10, 12 in. and lengths of 5, 8, 12 in. Accessories include a photo eye and foot pedal. Sealed Air Corp.,, 201-791-7600.