Hiab Launches New Electric Moffett Forklift
By Chad Elmore17 December 2020
Hiab, part of Cargotec, has launched the Moffett E4 NX, its next generation eSeries of electric forklifts and what it called the world’s first all-electric three-wheel-drive truck mounted forklift.
Inside the chassis of a Moffett M4, Hiab has constructed a zero-emission truck mounted forklift powered by lithium-ion batteries with new controllers and new HMI (Human Machine Interface) that displays battery capacity, machine performance and service information. The machine can be charged from a regular household socket or a 30 amp socket for faster charging, said the company, as well as from the truck in between deliveries.
Hiab said the new Moffett eSeries, currently available in four E4 NX models with more expected, is not only beneficial to the environment, but is also more comfortable and safer for the operator because it is virtually silent and has less vibrations. The low noise means it can be operated without earplugs.
“The Moffett eSeries is the natural choice for customers who need to enter low emissions zones, work at night or meet sustainability targets,” said Jann Hansen, Director, Sales & Product Business Management, Truck Mounted Forklift, Hiab, Malmö, Sweden.
“However, as it’s cheaper to run, safer and more comfortable, we think it will prove popular with customers in a wide range of industries. We are certain that drivers will appreciate working in an exhaust free environment and being able to hear what is happening around them,”
The machines have in-built connectivity so that owners can access Hiab’s HiConnect, which monitors more than 100 machine parameters. Some are displayed on the HMI while the full range of data are available from the HiConnect web portal. Parameters range from battery capacity to delivery route and time, driver safety and service notifications.