UniCarriers has added a new feature to the reach trucks in its ergonomic U-TERGO® series with Mast Tilt Control (MTC). This control system for stabilising the mast now forms part of the standard equipment for all high lifting models featuring mast tilt. The function is optionally available for reach trucks with lower lift heights and can also be retrofitted in existing vehicles. The Mitsubishi-owned OEM says that with MTC, the mast stabilises 80 percent faster, thus allowing stocking and retrieving at higher speeds when reach trucks work at great heights. Users achieve shorter cycle times and greater convenience for goods handling, it says.
A reach truck mast is exposed to significant forces while stacking and retrieving pallets. Even if the mast design is strong and robust, extended greatly, it will inevitably sway. This means drivers need to wait when stocking or retrieving pallets since the mast needs to stabilise first.
“The market is always on the lookout for material handling solutions which provide the swiftest possible movement of goods. Our reach trucks help users to achieve maximum throughput and low total operating costs. Mast Tilt Control is a key element in accomplishing this,” explains Jan Callderyd, Group Product Planning Manager at UniCarriers Europe.