Efficient handling of woodbased materials with FluX, MaxX and DQX
The diesel-powered fourway sideloader DQX, the multidirectional counterbalance forklift truck FluX and the electric multidirectional sideloader MaxX will all be showcased by Hubtex at booth N65 in the outdoor area. The innovative new products are able to transport long, heavy and delicate wood-based materials – even through narrow aisles – in a manner that is safe and efficient. The vehicles also set the highest standards in terms of ergonomic operation and energy efficiency. The fourway sideloader DQ 45 X is particularly suited to outdoor use in the wood-processing industry. The new generation is also available with either a diesel or gas-powered engine that conforms with the latest emissions standards. Thanks to its intelligent engine management, the DQX boasts a considerably reduced consumption rate and an up to 30% reduction in emissions over its predecessor series. In addition, the new fourway sideloader DQX has been designed by Hubtex in accordance with the highest ergonomic standards. An unobstructed lift mast and compact fork carrier provide the driver with all-round visibility when transporting and loading goods. Furthermore, the glass panes have been designed in a way that ensures light reflection is effectively prevented. The newly developed steering also enables narrow turning circles that can be performed in a safe fashion. Additional distinctive features of the DQX include its rapid switch time between longitudinal and transversal modes. Users are able to profit from rapid cargo handling. The new fourway sideloader is ideal for outdoor use and can carry loads of up to 4.5 tonnes. Flexible handling of long items The new electric multidirectional sideloaders from Hubtex represent an additional highlight: FluX sees Hubtex for the first time offering a universal multidirectional counterbalance forklift truck for combined use both indoors and outdoors. Among FluX's standout features are its compact frame length, fixed lifting frame and driving speed of up to 12 km/h. The vehicle is therefore ideally suited for mixed applications in which, for example, both pallets and long items need to be transported. The electric vehicle is available with load-carrying capacities of 3,000 kg or 4,000 kg, respectively, and serves as a universal forklift combining the functions of a frontloader and sideloader. Its patented HX multidirectional steering allows for smooth transitions between longitudinal and transverse transport modes. The third new product to be presented by Hubtex is the electric multidirectional sideloader MaxX, which is available in three versions with load-carrying capacities of 3,000 kg or 4,000 kg, respectively. The target market is the volume segments of universal sideloaders, which have to date been dominated by diesel and gas-powered vehicles. Thanks to its standardised modular vehicle concept, the electric vehicle represents a comparatively price-efficient alternative for light and medium loads. As with FluX, the focus when developing MaxX was on the ergonomics of the driver's cabin. The latter has been given a spacious design that offers a large amount of legroom and all-round visibility. Through the new multifunction display, the driver is able to view all important vehicle information, such as wheel position and speed and battery indicators, at all times. In addition, the drive wheels' hydraulic damper ensures the vehicle is permanently in contact with the ground, thus acting as a shock absorber. Trade-fair visitors interested in receiving further information on the new DQX, FluX, MaxX and the picking of large-volume wood-based materials are able to do so at booth N65.