Jungheinrich Offers New EFG Series Lift Trucks

Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., Richmond, Va., has introduced two new series of counterbalanced lift trucks with capacities ranging from 2,500 to 4,000 pounds. The EFG 213-220 and EFG 316-320 feature fourth generation, three-phase AC technology in their drive, hydraulic, and steering systems. The use of three-phase AC technology contributes to higher levels of energy efficiency, faster travel speeds, lift/lower speeds, acceleration, and ramp-handling ability, as well as longer run times on a single battery charge.

The EFG 213-220 Series offers six three-wheel chassis variations, including two compact versions. The EFG 316-320 Series offers five four-wheel chassis variations. Both series offer AC electric power steering. A fingertip hydraulic control design also eliminates hydraulic levers and offers advantages similar to the electric power steering in terms of low effort, high precision, low noise, and low fatigue. The operator sits in a “floating cab” that features a fully adjustable armrest and hand-rest and incorporates Jungheinrich's standard Solo-Pilot or optional Multi-Pilot control.

The motors, controllers and software in the EFG 213-220 and EFG 316-320 were designed by Jungheinrich to work together smoothly and efficiently. Under separate test conditions to measure efficiency and performance, they provide a 10 and 5 percent improvement, respectively, over previous EFG truck models.

Both series allow the operator to charge and change the battery via simple access from the side of the truck, and provide the convenience of several battery extraction methods, including the use of a hand pallet truck, forklift, or crane.

All critical electrical components, including connectors, are protected to IP54 or greater, ensuring superior protection against ambient dust and water ingress. The new vehicles also feature up to 1,000-hour service intervals. The EFG 2 Series, in particular, has eliminated the steering pump and hoses, reducing the need for maintenance. The fully enclosed electric disc brakes are wear-resistant and protected against the elements.

Standard safety features include Curve Control for speed reduction when cornering, anti-rollback on ramps, and automatic parking brake application. Optional load and truck control features include Access Control to prevent the lift truck from moving until the operator is in the seat and the seatbelt is fastened; Drive Control to reduce travel speed based on lift height; and Lift Control to reduce tilt speed based on lift height.