Big Joe Forklifts has introduced two new lithium forklifts: the LXE50 Spartan (shown) and the LVE35 Sprint.
The Spartan is a 5,000 lb. capacity cushion-tired model that shares the same design attributes as an internal combustion truck of the same capacity. The Sprint 3,500 lb. capacity three-wheel forklift is for users in need of a smaller machine. The Sprint comes standard with a single phase 120vac onboard charger that can be upgraded to 240vac.
The Sprint and Spartan feature 80v AC drive systems powered by a 230AH or 460AH UL-recognized lithium battery, respectively. With optional three-phase chargers, the Spartan and Sprint can be opportunity charged at a rate of up to 12% every 15 minutes.
As standard equipment, additional features on these new forklifts include a full light and turn signal package, dual drive motors for tight turning performance, ergonomic seating and controls, and Bluetooth service connectivity through a digital display on the Spartan. Available options include non-marking tires, blue light, a variety of fork and mast sizes, and 4th function hydraulics to support special attachments.