The HUBTEX reach truck is characterized by its compact design combined with a high load capacity. It comes into play whenever the load capacities of standard reach trucks from the major series manufacturers reach their limits.
With our SQ series, not only do you benefit from significantly higher load capacities with the same aisle dimensions, but also, for example, from the smallest turning circles promoted by our multidirectional steering system. This means that we can offer you the perfect solution for your “heavy” handling problem and will be by your side with all our expertise as your partner for customer-specific reach trucks.
High load capacities with compact dimensions
Mass-produced reach trucks reach their limits with load capacities greater than 5,500 lbs. This is the case at Carl Schlenk AG, where materials weighing up to 8,800 lbs need to be transported. In the search for a new reach truck, the company was faced with the challenge of finding a truck that had the same dimensions as conventional reach trucks but with a 3,300 lbs greater load capacity. The result of the search is the SQ 40 electric reach truck from HUBTEX: This vehicle combines a higher load capacity with an overall width of 51" and an overall length of 113". Thanks to the benefits of the SQ 40, loading and stacking will be able to be carried out more safely at Carl Schlenk AG in the future, making optimum use of the limited space available.
Individual manufacturing options
HUBTEX lift trucks are as flexible and individual as
the requirements of our customers. In addition to the compact SQ series, this range also includes a heavy-duty version and a multidirectional version. Among other things, this makes it possible, for example, to efficiently transport large weights with particularly compact load dimensions. This diversity of variants makes it possible to exploit the synergies in the areas of development, production and procurement to the benefit of the customer. Numerous customers, such as those in the tire industry, already rely on HUBTEX vehicles. But customers involved in the handling of heavy loads can also be convinced by our reach trucks. This is why it is already being used in the handling of metals, coils and reels.
Features of the Reach Truck
Our perfectly thought-out, comfortable driver's cab offers the best all-round visibility, a non-slip floor covering and unrestricted legroom. The operational controls are clearly arranged, which reduces the training period for new drivers. The cab has vibration damping and the sprung, multi-adjustable comfort seat ensures fatigue-free, quiet working and protects the driver's health (intervertebral disks).
Our stable and strong lift masts produced in-house score with internal, protected hydraulics and high residual capacity. For the safe and efficient handling of loads, HUBTEX manufactures various lift masts and fork carriages in line with customer specifications. Optional attachments are available such as telescopic forks, side shifters, rotators, lifting mandrels.
Clearly arranged operational controls and the simplest operation facilitate easy handling of our reach trucks. All hydraulic functions and the direction of travel are sensitively and precisely controlled via fingertips or the multifunctional joystick.
Desired movements such as lifting, lowering, mast reach, fork tilt and fork positioning can be quickly and safely activated without having to constantly change grip. Furthermore, modern control technology with energy recovery extends the service life and handling capacity of the reach truck with the same battery capacity.
We know your best solution.
We know that handling heavy loads in confined spaces presents users with special challenges. Arrange a non-binding consultation appointment with our specialists to obtain the best possible solution for your application.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HERE YOU WILL FIND ANSWERS TO THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does the HUBTEX reach truck differ from serially produced reach trucks?
The vehicles are particularly suitable for companies where the transport requirements increase due to particularly heavy and bulky loads. Conventional reach trucks quickly reach their limits with high payloads of more than 6,600 lbs. The HUBTEX reach trucks have the same dimensions as mass-produced reach trucks - but at the same time offer a significantly higher load capacity with particularly large load centres. The compact reach truck from HUBTEX is the right solution, especially for companies where the material flow has to be reorganized in confined spaces. This is because the trucks can also be used with constant working aisle widths. HUBTEX has equipped the reach trucks with an energy-efficient control system of the latest generation, which enables the truck to achieve maximum handling performance with its particularly long battery life.
Does HUBTEX also sell reach trucks for special purposes, such as heavy-duty electric reach trucks or multidirectional heavy-duty electric reach trucks?
As it happens, this is precisely HUBTEX’s strength and core area of expertise. With our reach trucks, we offer users load capacities of up to 6 t – while keeping dimensions as small as possible. The vehicles are ideal for companies that are facing ever-tougher transportation requirements due to particularly heavy and bulky loads while also having to reorganize their material flows in a tight space. As well as the compact SQ series, we also have a heavy-duty version of our reach trucks. Needless to say, this is also available with multidirectional steering.
Can HUBTEX reach trucks be adapted to the specific requirements of the customer via options?
Thanks to the modular system with its many options, the forklifts can already be adapted to most of our customers' needs. If no suitable solution can be found, we are even able to produce one-offs for our customers due to our individual production possibilities. In this case, we integrate our development into the concept and offer phase and plan an individual vehicle concept that is perfectly tailored to the respective application.
To what extent are your reach trucks integrated in Industry 4.0 environments, what tasks do the trucks handle automatically there and where do they reach their limits?
Our reach trucks are always interesting when mass-produced reach trucks reach their limits. These are usually special applications where compact vehicle dimensions and particularly high load capacities are required at the same time. In the overall market, our reach trucks are therefore more of a niche product. Accordingly, it is rare for customers to ask us for fully automated reach trucks. Nevertheless, we have been working for years on the further development of our extensive range of assistance systems, with which we are also advancing the subject of automation. This means that we can use all our industry 4.0-compatible solutions in the vehicles via the HUBTEX Information Terminal (HIT 3).
What developments do you expect in the short and medium term for reach trucks?
An ongoing issue for all manufacturers is the energy efficiency of vehicles. In the coming years, higher engine and battery system performance capacities will be in particular demand here. This makes investment in vehicles with lithium-ion batteries interesting for applications with a medium number of operating hours.
Another trend is that the boundaries between vehicles and peripheral systems such as warehouse management are becoming increasingly blurred with the possibilities offered by the Internet of Things. Already today, intelligent operating units, such as the HUBTEX Information Terminal, can generate countless advantages.