AUSA's new forklift range
First publishedin World Highways
Ausa is launching a new range of rough terrain forklifts with capacities from 2-5tonnes with the company's new Fullgrip technology providing 4WD when required.
In normal conditions the machines operates in 2WD, reducing emissions and fuel consumption, but the operator can select 4WD simply by pressing a button on the joystick used to control forklift functions.
The system comes with automatic disengagement to minimise tyre wear and fuel consumption. This new traction technology can engage due to an oil-immersed, multi-disc clutch.
The forklifts can handle loads in varying terrain such as ramps or snow covered yards.
The key to the automatic disengagement system is the electro-hydraulic control of the clutch package, mounted into the transfer box. Other benefits of these machines include ergonomic design, large diameter wheels and high productivity.
All the AUSA forklifts are equipped with an automatic-hydrostatic transmission that helps boost productivity and safety as well as providing precise control of both acceleration and braking, which is important when carrying a bulky load.