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Product Spotlight: Linde Series 1347

With the growing demand for electric forklifts, KION North America rounded out their Class I forklift portfolio with the addition of the Linde Series 1347 in April. One of nine electric truck series from the company’s product line, the 1347 offers many of the high-quality components and features that operators have come to rely on from the Linde brand.

Offered in seven different models, the Linde Series 1347 is an electric-powered counterbalanced truck with cushion tires has a load capacity ranging from 5,000 to 6,500 pounds. It is best suited for indoor environments including general warehousing, trucking, distribution and manufacturing applications.

Safety and Comfort

When it comes to forklifts, safety is key. But, operator comfort is equally important. Lack of either one can be detrimental to the performance and efficiency of any operation. That is why Linde goes to such great lengths to combine both safety and comfort features without sacrificing performance.

A low-mounted counterweight and dashboard, combined with a clearview mast, provides the operator with all-around visibility—making an overall safer workplace. This, together with low noise level and simple operation allow operators to stay alert and maintain unparalleled awareness of their surroundings.

Often when a forklift is packed with safety features, comfort takes a backseat. That is not the case with the Linde Series 1347. Like all Linde material handling equipment, this truck was designed to the most advanced ergonomic standards. With a spacious cab with a fully suspension seat and accessibility from both sides, this truck can suit any size operator—big or small. The operator also benefits from ease-of-use features like cowl-mounted hydraulic controls and functional positioning of easy-actuation controls.

All of these safety and comfort features allow for a more efficient, productive and low-stress working environment which ultimately has a positive impact on a company’s bottom line.

Performance and Reliability

Despite its low energy consumption and quiet operation, the Linde Series 1347 is built to withstand the demanding conditions of the Class I market and delivers impressive performance. Advanced motor and drive technology, combined with the mechanically controlled hydraulic system, allow for maximum productivity.

Additionally, in their lifetime, electric forklifts cost less for fuel, require lower maintenance as they have fewer moving parts, require fewer fluids to be replaced like engine oil, coolant and filters, and have considerably fewer lost hours from maintenance downtime and breakdown.

The Linde Series 1347 is also equipped with a dual pedal travel control making it easy for the operator to have complete control over the truck at all times. Functionality is enhanced further thanks to intelligent traction control and maintenance-free wet disc brakes.

Linde’s time tested engineering, design and manufacturing expertise makes them one of the most reliable brands in the material handling industry. KION North America has such confidence in the reliability of this Linde lift truck that it is backed by a 3-year standard warranty.

If you’d like to know whether an electric forklift would be suitable for your operation or would like to request a demo of the Linde Series 1347 contact your authorized local dealer today.

Linde at Work: Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority

Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority manages the municipal solid waste and recyclable materials from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania homes and businesses. A critical piece of equipment to this process is the Linde Series 393-02 Model H35T. Delivered to LCSWMA last August, the forklift is used in their 75-yard long, 120-foot deep garbage pit.

Private haulers deliver the waste to LCSWMA who then employs a multi-step approach to trash disposal and processing called an integrated system. This system not only saves substantial landfill capacity, it also creates clean, renewable energy in the form of electricity.

The Linde Series 393-02 is offered in six different models with capacities ranging from 5,500- to 7,000-pounds. Powered by either diesel or LP gas, this forklift is equipped with Linde’s patented hydrostatic drive system—known as the ultimate drive system—allowing it to withstand even the harshest environments.

Pressurized hydraulics and full belly pan help to prevent system contamination and extend the life of the truck. Additionally, fewer consumable parts including no differential, no service brakes and no mechanical transmission, lead to low maintenance costs and extended service intervals—resulting in a vastly improved bottom-line performance.

These are some of the features and benefits not only make the Linde Series 393-02 an ideal forklift for waste and recycling operations like Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, but also a wide variety of other applications include brickyards, foundries, aluminum smelters, beverage plants, lumber yards and more.

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Why You Should Consider an Electric Forklift

Forklifts are not a one size fits all kind of machine. Different models of lift trucks have their own unique advantages and disadvantages. Using the right forklift model can make all the difference in your facility when it comes to productivity and efficiency. And with so many options out there, it can feel impossible to choose.

In order to choose the right lift for your business, you need to figure out what it is your particular operation requires. If you need a lift for an indoor facility, an electric forklift may very likely be the right option for you. Here are a few reasons you should consider an electric forklift for your business:

Cost saving

When it comes to cutting operating and maintenance costs, electric forklifts have the advantage. The cost of fuel is completely eliminated, and the cost of electricity for charging can be considerably lower than fuel costs.

Electric forklifts also have fewer moving parts than engine powered models, making maintenance and service less frequent and less costly.

Quiet

Aside from the back up alarm, electric forklifts make hardly any noise. The quiet nature of the electric lift makes it great for indoor facilities, as there is no noise to impede with the driver’s hearing or communication between workers.

Environmentally friendly

Electric forklifts are also the most environmentally friendly of the lift truck models. With no fuel, the truck produces zero emissions to pollute the air during operation. While the issue of how the electricity is produced does affect the environmental impact, an electric lift is still more green than diesel, hydrogen, or propane lifts.

Additionally, electric lifts produce less fluid waste compared to other models, as they do not require coolants or transmission fluids.

Easier operation

With its low center of gravity and easy maneuverability, the electric forklift is also easier to operate in comparison to other lift models. With only an accelerator and a brake, the operator has an easier time maneuvering the lift. Automatic braking also helps reduce operator fatigue.

These advantages make the electric forklift a great option for indoor facilities and warehouses, especially for environmentally conscious facilities. But in the end, it is up to you to decide the best forklift for your operation. The type of forklift you choose should be based on factors specific to your operation and what you need out of the machine.

To learn more about different forklift options, check out our blog on electric vs. hydrogen powered lift trucks.

Linde at Work: MTU America

During a recent demo at MTU America’s Aiken Plant, the Linde Series 1411 lifted one of the company’s 29,000 lb. diesel engines.

MTU America Inc. is the regional headquarters of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. Their core products—MTU diesel engines and MTU Onsite Energy distributed energy systems — can be found in a broad range of applications—from mine haul trucks, military vehicles and marine vessels to hospitals, data centers and universities. The Aiken Plant manufactures the company’s Series 2000 and 4000 off-highway diesel engines.

Also powered by an MTU engine, the Linde Series 1411 is one of two heavy trucks in KION North America’s product line. Available in 12 models at three variations of load centers, the 1411 boasts a capacity ranging from 22,000 to 40,000 lbs.

A highlight of the HT100Ds-HT180Ds range is the “Power on Demand” capability which balances engine output with the truck load and application, ensuring fuel savings and reduced service costs. It features a short wheelbase chassis yielding the best maneuverability in the industry. This is coupled together with Linde Load Control for added performance, productivity and maintenance savings.

The downside of heavy trucks is that rear visibility is often limited. But, given the sheer weight and size of the engines they produce, MTU was looking for a forklift they could trust. The Linde Series 1411 features a Linde “Clear View” deck and armored glass roof section that provide a 360-degree view for superb all-around visibility.

The MTU demo is just one example proving that Linde heavy trucks are superior when it comes to heavy-duty applications.

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Product Spotlight: Linde Series 1319

The Linde Series 1319 is just one of five new forklifts added to KION North America’s product line this year. Offered in four different models, this forklift is an internal combustion counterbalanced truck equipped with cushion tires. Packed with a host of features without comprising the compact nature of Class IV equipment, the Linde Series 1319 is suited perfectly for indoor environments like warehousing, trucking, distribution and manufacturing applications.

Features and Benefits

The Linde Series 1319 has a capacity ranging from 5,000 to 6,500 pounds. It can best handle items like freight and packaged goods, but can also handle a variety of other items depending on the environment and type of attachment being used. The low-mounted propane tank and dashboard, combined with a clear view mast increases all around visibility for the operator. Additionally, this truck has a low noise output allowing the operator to maintain awareness of their surroundings at all times.

Linde brand forklifts as whole are known for their superiority when it comes to mixing safety and comfort and the Linde Series 1319 is no exception. This truck is designed to the most ergonomic standards. With a spacious cab the operator has accessibility from both sides of the truck. Once inside, cowl-mounted-hydraulic controls, a fully-suspended seat, and functional positioning of easy-actuation controls make the Linde Series 1319 a comfortable truck for all types of operators. This combination of safety and comfort features create a low-stress working environment and allows the operator to start their shift relaxed and finish relaxed.

Increased Productivity

The performance of the Linde Series 1319 is like no other. The 2.5 liter high torque engine, wet disc brakes, two pedal system (inching and brake), foot operated parking brake and precise steering enables the operator to maximize productivity during every shift and maintain total control over the truck at all times.

Coupled with its high performance capability, the Linde Series 1319 is also versatile and adaptive thanks to a variety of optional features. These features include different seat options, an adjustable steering column, optional truck lighting, rearview mirrors and more. This level of versatility allows this forklift to be used in a variety of applications to complete a multitude of different tasks allowing your business to operate more efficiently.

Thanks to time-tested engineering and manufacturing expertise this forklift can withstand the most brutal conditions in severe applications. Given that industrial trucks are subject to high wear and tear, by using quality components like a high-horsepower Ford engine and premium cast axle with tapered bearings, KION North America backs the Linde 1319 with an industry-leading warranty. Extended service intervals augmented by an interactive diagnostic display increase the longevity of this truck.

Overall the Linde Series 1319 is a great all-around truck that can handle the tough conditions. If you value performance, productivity and operator comfort, this could be the truck for you. Need a larger capacity? Read more about the features and benefits of our Linde Series 396 equipped with our unique hydrostatic drive system.

Linde at Work: Doffo Winery

Doffo Winery uses a Linde 393-02 Series H25D forklift to transport grapes during the wine making process at their vineyards in Temecula, California.

The Linde H25D is an internal combustion counterbalanced forklift with pneumatic tires capable of lifting loads up to 5,500 pounds. It features Linde’s hydrostatic drive system. With no differential, no conventional service breaks, no mechanical transmission and no clutch packs, this system yields increased durability, efficiency and uptime. This innovative technology is what allows Linde forklifts to load and unload more material in less time, using less fuel and with reduced maintenance requirements compared to other trucks on the market.

With the help of their Linde forklift, Doffo Winery is able to offer a selection of over 25 different wines ranging from cabernet sauvignon to zinfandel. Founded in 1997, it is family owned and operated in addition to being one of the few micro-boutique wineries in the Temecula Valley region. The property includes 15 acres of hand planted vineyards, wine production facilities and a tasting room complete with more than 100 racing and vintage motorcycles from the family’s private collection.

By using meticulous care throughout the winemaking process, owners Marcelo and Damian Doffo are able to produce intense, rich fruit that expresses their commitment toward making world class wines.

This is a great example of the range of applications in which our lift trucks can be used.

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Product Spotlight: Linde Series 396

Offered in five different models, the Linde Series 396 forklifts are internal combustion counterbalanced trucks operating on pneumatic tires. It’s most notable feature is the Linde hydrostatic drive system. Known as the ultimate drive system, the hydrostatic transmission is superior to any other in achieving maximum lift truck performance. The customer driven design makes it versatile and cost effective even in the harshest environments. Seamless acceleration with pinpoint accuracy when positioning are a few features that set this truck apart.

Features and Benefits

The Linde Series 396 has a capacity ranging from 13,000 to 17,500 pounds and is best suited for outdoor applications. It can best handle items like lumber, bricks or any other bulky material. But, with multiple attachments available its capabilities can range from paper rolls to construction materials and just about anything in between.

Along with the large load capacity, the Linde Series 396 is one of the safest trucks on the market. The overhead guard protects the operator from falling debris and the Linde Torsion Support System stabilizes and controls swinging loads and dynamic forces—protecting both the operator and the people who may be working around the lift truck. Some other safety features included an auto-set parking brake (when engine is off), dual back-up control system, and high visibility mast for reduced stress and increased operator awareness.

In addition to their innovative technologies, Linde forklifts are well known for their superior ergonomics—and the Series 396 is no exception. The adjustable steering column and adjustable armrest with hydraulic levers make an operator feel comfortable and at ease. A fully suspended seat absorbs shock and reduces operator fatigue. The compartment is extremely spacious giving the operator plenty of room to move around and maintain a high level of comfort from the start of a shift to the end.

Being a versatile and adaptable truck, the Linde Series 396 has many optional features. Some of these include comfort features like heating and air or an air-cushioned seat. Other features include safety or performance structures like internal and external mirrors, road light package, automatic engine shutoff and a full cab with washers and wipers.

Total Cost of Ownership

Safety and comfort aside, the bottom line is that the Linde Series 396 is one of the most economical on the market. This series has extended service intervals and reduces volume of waste oil and used oil filters. The low noise levels and low emissions make it easy to operate in a variety of environments. This lift truck offers some of the lowest maintenance and operating costs with up to 1000 hr. maintenance intervals and no mechanical wear components like service brakes or a torque converter transmission. Other efficiency features include low fuel consumption and low tire wear, which will help the owner financially in the long run.

Overall, the Linde Series 396 results in greater productivity efficiency, lower operator costs and lower labor costs. With this forklift you can handle more loads with less lifts and less people, which will ultimately have a positive effect on your company’s bottom line.

Not sure if the Linde Series 396 is right for you? Read more about finding the right forklift for your operation.