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Product Spotlight: Baoli KBG25C

Released in October, Baoli KBG25C is the first internal combustion, LPG-powered forklift to be made available in North America from the Baoli product line that is equipped with non-treaded cushion tires. With a load capacity of up to 5,000 pounds, this forklift is among the top of its class in both efficiency and performance.

Performance

The Baoli KBG25C is designed for indoor, warehouse use and is an ideal choice for businesses that primarily operate LPG-powered equipment in their facilities. They are popular in freight forwarding applications and other warehouse environments that are not suitable for electric forklifts.

Built using quality components, the performance of this truck is outstanding. The proven IMPCO K25 LPG engine delivers 60 HP of power to more easily handle heavy loads. Depending on the requirements of your facility, this forklift is also available with either a triplex mast or simplex “trucker’s” mast (pictured).

Additionally, being able to work in tight spaces is vital in the North American market as many facilities have narrow aisles and dense floor-level storage. The Baoli KBG25C yields a tight turn radius allowing it to work in aisles as narrow as 13 feet. Along with the compact design, this forklift maximizes fuel efficiency with its innovative deceleration fuel shutoff—ultimately reducing operating costs.

Reliability

As with any piece of equipment, routine preventative maintenance is crucial to maximizing efficiency and performance. To help you get the most out of your investment, performing maintenance on the KBG25C has never been easier. The hood opens to a nearly 90-degree angle allowing the operator to easily access the engine. Removable floor plates and side panels give the operator access to a majority of the truck. Taking accessibility a step further, it also has dash access to the brake fluid. These features help save your business time when it comes to keeping up with maintenance and keep your business running smoothly.

Even though a truck has outstanding performance, it never hurts to have a good warranty you can rely on. All Baoli forklifts, including the KBG25C, are backed by KION North America’s standard 2-year warranty which covers standard equipment for the first year and unlimited hours, in addition to standard powertrain coverage for two years or 4,000 hours. An optional extended warranty for one additional year or 2,000 hours can be purchased.

Whether needed for routine maintenance or repair, one of the worst things that can happen to a company is when your equipment is inoperable while you are waiting for spare parts to arrive. However, Baoli brand equipment is fully integrated into KION North America’s supply chain and service system. The company’s South Carolina-based warehouse is stocked with a variety of spare parts and with a network of authorized dealers throughout the United States, this makes delivery possible within 24 hours.

Safety and Comfort

Like the comparable electric version of this truck, the Baoli KBG25C is equipped with a host of standard comfort features at no extra cost including a tilt steering column and a comfort suspension seat making it comfortable for any size operator. Work assist features on this model include LED work lights and a rear pillar assist handle with horn.

The Baoli KBG25C isn’t only comfortable to operate, but is also one of the safest trucks in its class. An amber warning light and forward facing twin LED spotlights are mounted to the overhead guard. Combined with a backup alarm and travel speed reduction, the standard safety features will make your workplace a safer environment for everyone. Additional safety options available include a rear-facing blue spotlight, road lights (brake, reverse and turn signals), fire extinguisher and Baoli safety orange paint (pictured).

If you are looking for a quality LPG-powered forklift without breaking the bank, the Baoli KBG25C could be a great fit for your operation. For more information or to request a demo contact your authorized local dealer today.

Product Spotlight: Linde Series 1219

The Linde Series 1219 is one of the latest trucks released by KION North America. Introduced at ProMat last spring, this LPG-powered truck has a lift capacity ranging from 5,000 to 6,500 pounds and is offered in four different models. This forklift is best suited for outdoor environments including lumber, paper, agriculture, and general building materials applications.

Safety and Comfort

One way to ensure that you can prioritize workplace safety is by using a reliable and quality piece of equipment. The Linde Series 1219 features a low-mounted propane tank to give the operator an unobstructed rear view while a low dashboard and clear view mast help increase the driver’s all-around visibility.

In many cases, safety and performance features on equipment can often have negative implications on operator comfort. With the Linde Series 1219, that is not the case. The truck was designed to the highest ergonomic standards like all other Linde brand products. Operators benefit from features including a spacious cab and accessibility from both sides of the truck. It is also equipped with deck-mounted hydraulic controls, a suspension seat, and functional positioning of easy-actuation controls which together yield a low-stress working environment, allowing the operator to be 100 percent focused on his/her task at hand.

Performance and Reliability  

The Linde Series 1219 features advanced engine technology in the form of a fuel injected 2.5-liter high-torque engine. With its impressive performance, this truck is efficient in fuel consumption while also giving off low exhaust emissions. A rugged drive line enables the operator to maximize productivity while extended 500-hour maintenance intervals make this forklift one of the top in its class.

Quality components including an inching pedal, foot-operated parking brake and a responsive accelerator pedal allow the operator to have complete control of the truck at all times. The ergonomic layout of all the hydraulic functions allows for a high level of precision fingertip control and working performance. KION North America has such confidence in the quality of this Linde machine that it is backed by the company’s standard 2-year or 4,000-hour warranty. An extended warranty is available for purchase.

For more information or to request a demo of the Linde Series 1219 forklift contact your authorized local dealer today.

Product Spotlight: Baoli KBE25C

Are you in the market for a compact, energy efficient forklift? If so, look no further than the Baoli KBE25C. This electric sit-down counterbalanced truck is in a class of its own with its compact design and efficient performance. Powered by either a 36- or 48-volt battery and boasting a load capacity of up to 5,000 pounds, this truck is best suited for indoor warehouse environments. With the purchase of this Baoli truck, your workplace will become more environmentally friendly, and all-around more efficient.

Performance and Reliability

The Baoli KBE25C forklift is a strong performer with many standard features. The AC drive and lift motors provide excellent power to maximize productivity. It also comes equipped with cushion tires which yield a tighter turn radius that allows the truck to work in aisles as narrow as eight feet. Not only does it have the ability to work in tight spaces, but with the Baoli KBE25C, you can lift your load to a height of over 15 feet.

All Baoli forklifts are backed by KION North America’s standard 2-year warranty which covers standard equipment for the first year and unlimited hours, in addition to standard powertrain coverage for two years or 4,000 hours. An optional extended warranty for one additional year or 2,000 hours can be purchased.

The Baoli brand is fully integrated into the KION NA supply chain and service system. The company’s South Carolina-based warehouse is stocked with a variety of spare parts. Coupled with a network of authorized dealers throughout the United States, this makes delivery possible within 24 hours.

Although the Baoli KBE25C comes with all the standard equipment needed to get the job done, KION North America offers a variety of additional options to further improve the truck’s performance and ease of use. Some of these options include an integrated sideshifter, and even Baoli orange paint.

Safety and Comfort

With the all the talk about the performance of this truck, let’s not forget about comfort. The KBE25C comes equipped with many comfort and convenience features at no extra cost. With its fully adjustable comfort suspension seat and the tilt steering column, this truck can accommodate different operators.

Sometimes when completing a task, you may have documents or other objects that you may not be able to hold onto as you operate the truck. To solve this issue, Baoli installed an in-dash utility tray and a seat side document clip.

Along with comfort, the Baoli KBE25C has many standard safety features including front LED work lights, a dash-mounted cutoff switch, travel speed reduction, an amber strobe, and an audible backup alarm. Optional safety features include a rear-mounted blue pedestrian warning light and spotlight, and brake and reverse warning lights.

If you are looking for a quality forklift without breaking the bank, the Baoli KBE25C could be a great fit for your operation. For more information or to request a demo of the Baoli KBE25C forklift contact your authorized local dealer today.

Product Spotlight: Linde Series 1346

Is your workplace a tight environment with narrow aisles and nonstop commotion? If so, the new Linde Series 1346 may be the truck for you. The Linde 1346 stand-up electric counterbalanced truck was released by KION North America in late October at its annual dealer meeting.

Equipped with new technology this truck is best suited for loading docks, working in narrow aisles and operating in congested areas. The Linde Series 1346 is offered in two models—the E18S and the E20S—which feature lift capacities ranging from 3,500 to 4,000 pounds.

Safety and Comfort

The Linde Series 1346 includes a low-profile front cover and nested mast rails to give the operator increased invisibility of the front chassis corners and drive tire positioning. This truck also comes with Linde Curve Control and tilt assistance making your business a safer working environment. Forklift noise tends to be an issue, but being an electric-powered forklift the 1346 has low noise output making the operator better aware of their surroundings throughout their entire shift.

Designed with superior ergonomics this truck is as comfortable as they come. The operator compartment is spacious and has a 90-degree operating position. Inside the spacious compartment, the operator has the ability to adjust the armrest and steering column to whatever height they find most comfortable making the cab suitable for anyone of almost any size. The truck is also designed with a cushioned backrest so that the operator can lean back to make him/her more relaxed throughout their shift.

Performance and Durability

The performance of the Linde Series 1346 is like no other. This truck combines efficiency and high performance with its high ratio gearbox. The electronically controlled drive and hydraulic functions optimize performance and feature three operational modes: performance, productivity and efficiency. The operator can always be aware of what mode they are in by looking at the onboard display.

The three different modes affect the trucks energy efficiency. The standard setting for this truck is productivity mode, which is more of a “middle setting”, but if you are looking for faster acceleration then you can switch to the performance mode increasing your energy usage. If you switch the truck into efficiency mode then you limit the acceleration of the truck, but use less energy than both of the other modes. However, it is important to note that the operational modes do not change the speed of the hydraulic function, such as lifting or tilting speed.

The Linde Series 1346 has endured extensive driveline testing, duty cycle testing, high impact testing and stability testing to ensure a durable and reliable product you can count on day in and day out. Since the truck is designed for tight spaces it comes equipped with a steel wrap-around bumper to help protect from collisions. All of these features make this truck one of the most durable trucks in the Linde product line.

For more information or to request a demo of the Linde Series 1346 forklift contact your authorized local dealer today.

 

Product Spotlight: Baoli KBG25/35

The Baoli KBG25/35 is an internal combustion truck equipped with pneumatic tires. Offered in two different models, this forklift has a  capacity ranging from 5,000 to 7,000 pounds and is great for a multitude of applications.

Released in 2015, the Baoli KBG25/35 like other Baoli brand products is fully integrated into the KION North America service and supply chain. This means that Baoli shares resources with other KION brands, including the longstanding Linde Material Handling brand. In North America, the two brands share an established sales and service network.

Standard / Optional Features

The Baoli KBG25/35 is equipped with front LED work lights, a Bolzoni side shifter, triplex mast, back -up alarm, strobe light and many other features that can make your business more efficient and contribute to a safer work environment. Baoli trucks come with many operator comfort and safety features at no extra cost. If the standard features aren’t enough for you to accomplish the task at hand, the Baoli KBG has optional features as well. Some of these features include fire extinguisher mounted to overhead guard, fourth-function control valve and Baoli safety orange paint color.

Comfort and Safety

With this truck, comfort does not take a back seat. The KBG25/35 provides a smoother ride thanks to its fully suspended cab, neoprene mounted steer axle, softer riding solid pneumatic tires and adjustable, comfort suspension seat. Hidden tilt cylinders give the operator more floor space and foot room. The tilt steering column accommodates the driving position of different operators.

The KBG25/35 includes multiple features to help protect the operator and others in the workplace. The overhead guard includes a Plexiglas® cover that shields the operator from rain and small debris. An orange seat belt with sequential interlock requires the operator to be seated and to fasten the seat belt before starting the forklift. The orange color helps supervisors see from a distance that their operators are wearing their seatbelts. The standard flashing strobe and backup alarm can be supplemented with a blue spotlight that helps others in the workplace be aware of an approaching forklift. A sound-insulated engine compartment reduces noise, helping the operator to hear his/her surroundings.

Performance and Quality

The performance of the Baoli KBG25/35 exceeds the standard for economy segment forklifts. The K25 engine has been proven over decades of use in forklift applications. Its IMPCO fuel system provides outstanding performance with plenty of power, and good fuel economy thanks to an innovative deceleration fuel shutoff that maximizes engine efficiency.

Understanding that high lifts can be challenging,  the Baoli KBG25/35 was designed to offer good forward and upward visibility, with capacity to spare for most loads. The controls are both easy to reach and responsive.

Additionally, routine maintenance is really easy on this forklift. The engine hood opens to a nearly 90-degree angle, providing easy access to components. The easy-to-read dash display provides important information about the unit. Maintenance costs are reduced with longer maintenance intervals and features like a timing chain driven camshaft that requires no belt changes.

The Baoli KBG25/35 is backed by KION North America’s standard warranty. Baoli spare parts are kept in stock at KION North America’s warehouse in South Carolina, making delivery possible within 24 hours throughout the U.S. by authorized dealers.

If you’re looking for a quality forklift that you can rely on that won’t break the bank, look no further. For more information or to request a demo of the Baoli KBG25/35 forklift contact your authorized local dealer today.

Product Spotlight: Linde Series 1313

The Linde Series 1313 was released nearly 5 years ago and is still one of the top performers in the class four market. This truck is an internal combustion counterbalanced truck equipped with cushion tires and is offered in four different models. This series has a lift capacity ranging from 5,000 to 6,500 pounds and specifically designed for the harsh conditions of the class IV market.

Safety and Design

The Linde Series 1313 is one of the safest trucks on the market, with its low-mounted propane tank and dashboard combined with a clear view mast which increases the all-around visibility for the operator. This, coupled with simple operations, allows the operator to stay alert throughout his or her entire shift. Additional safety attachments are also available for purchase to further enhance this truck including stop lights, tail lights, rear spotlights and an audible backup horn.

This truck is intended to handle demanding tasks and require the truck to be specifically designed to handle the force and tension that comes with them. All structural components such as the frame, axles and mast are designed to massive proportions. For example, the frame on this truck is made of ½-inch steel with 5/8-inch cross bracing—one of the most substantial designs in the industry.

Comfort and Performance

With all the safety features this truck is equipped with, you would be lead to believe comfort is minimal. In reality, the Linde Series 1313 is one of the most comfortable trucks in the class IV market. With a spacious cab accessible from either side of the truck, it is designed to suit any size operator. It also contains an adjustable armrest, suspension seat and functional positioning of easy-actuation controls. Additionally, the comfort features of the Linde Series 1313 allow the operator to start and finish their shift relaxed making your business a safer and more productive workplace.

Linde did not disappoint when it comes to the performance of the Series 1313. This forklift series is equipped with the original Linde Load system which allows the operator to maximize productivity. The layout of all the hydraulic functions enables the operator to maintain a high level of precision fingertip control and working performance.

Additionally, this truck is equipped with Linde’s hydrostatic drive making it capable of handling the harsh effects of ramps, dust, heat, humidity and pushing. The hydrostatic drive is the unique power transfer from the engine to the wheels and is very precise making it one of the easiest trucks to control on the market.

If you are in the market for a top of the line LPG forklift you can always rely on, the Linde Series 1313 may be the truck for your business. For more information or to a request a demo contact your authorized local dealer today.

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.

Product Spotlight: Baoli KBD25/35

The Baoli Series 6006 is the latest addition to KION North America’s Baoli product line. Originally introduced to the North American market in 2015, Baoli is the group’s international, highly competitive material handling manufacturer for the economy segment. Currently, the company offers LPG, diesel and electric Baoli brand forklifts with load capacities ranging from 3,500 to 7,000 lbs. Two additional forklifts are slated for release later this year.

Offered in two different models, KBD25 and KBD35, the Baoli Series 6006 is an internal combustion counterbalanced truck equipped with pneumatic tires and a lift capacity ranging from 5,000 to 7,000 pounds making it suitable for a variety of environments.

Safety and Performance

Engineers at Baoli did a phenomenal job combining safety and comfort without sacrificing performance. While the Baoli KBD25/35 is one of the safest trucks on the market, it also ensures that the driver will be relaxed at all times during his/her shift. This truck is equipped with many operator comfort and convenience features at no extra cost including an adjustable suspension seat, tilt steering column and fully suspended and cushioned operator compartment to fit any driver. The Baoli KBD25/35 also comes with several work assist features such as LED work lights, rear pillar assist handle and a horn.

Baoli is known for outstanding quality and performance, and this truck is no different. With its Kohler Tier 4 turbo diesel engine, common rail direct injection system and electronic control unit (ECU) with fuel mapping, places this truck atop of its class.

Not only is the Baoli KBD25/35 a well performing truck, it is easy to maintain as well. With a 500-hour service interval and onboard diagnostics it is very operator friendly. Baoli has also designed the KBD25/35 to allow for convenient single-side engine maintenance. Additionally, the engine hood opens to nearly 90 degrees making those tough to reach spots easy to access.

Warranty & Service Network

With Baoli being fully integrated into the KION North America supply chain and service system they are able to provide shared resources from KION brands and offer a well-defined sales and service network. Spare parts are shipped from the KION North America warehouse, located in Summerville, SC. and delivery is possible 24 hours throughout the United States. KION North America also offers their standard warranty and 12-month return policy on initial parts orders.

Since no two operations are exactly the same, the Baoli KBD25/35 has a multitude of optional features so you can customize your forklift to meet your specific needs. Some of the options include partial cab with front/rear windows with wipers, full cab with a heater, rear LED spotlight, rear blue spotlight and Baoli orange paint color.

If you’re looking for a quality forklift that can get the job done without breaking the bank, the Baoli KBD25/35 could be a good fit for your operation. For more information or to request a demo of the Baoli KBD25/35 forklift, contact your authorized local dealer today.

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.

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.