The Raymond Corporation, Greene, N.Y., offers a new PowerSteer option on its 8000 Series rider pallet trucks to reduce the effort required to maneuver a pallet truck, resulting in increased operator comfort. The PowerSteer feature is available on the Raymond Model 8400 end rider, Model 8500 center rider, and Model 8600 tugger trucks to improve productivity in dock, horizontal transport, and low-level order picking applications.
“End rider pallet trucks that have the Raymond PowerSteer feature automatically decrease the power steering assistance level as the pallet truck speed increases,” says Sue Rice, Class III product manager. “This speed-sensitive steering provides operators with greater control and confidence as the pallet truck travels at higher speeds. The PowerSteer motor is contained within the tractor compartment and does not intrude into the platform space.”
Raymond center rider and tugger trucks with the PowerSteer option also feature an adjustable-height handle to accommodate a wide range of operator heights and preferred operating positions. Additionally, center rider and tugger trucks with the PowerSteer option automatically slow down when turning corners to provide smooth, controlled operation.