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Comfort and safety key to design brief

25 January 2013

The latest X-Range counterbalanced forklift trucks from Nexen are designed with operator safety as a key consideration. They feature a spacious, floating and vibrationisolated driver's cell with fully adjustable suspen

The latest X-Range counterbalanced forklift trucks from Nexen are designed with operator safety as a key consideration. They feature a spacious, floating and vibrationisolated driver's cell with fully adjustable suspension seat and steering column - all aimed at minimising the transmission of drive train vibration to the operator.

In addition, a strong overhead guard, fully isolated from the chassis, further boosts protection. Driver fatigue is said to be minimised due to the low level of noise.

The Optimal versions of the range feature DPS, a driver presence sensing system that automatically locks off all hydraulic functions as well as drive to the transmission if the operator leaves his seat.

Optimal + models go a step further by incorporating an antirollback system; Nexen has developed a system for its torque converter drive trucks which, once a dashboard mounted switch is pressed, will automatically apply the brakes when the forklift stops.
 
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