Forklift manufacturer Wiggins Lift unveiled a fully electric industrial forklift, Yard eBull, at the recent Breakbulk Americas Show in Houston. The Yard eBull has a 30,000 to 70,000 lb capacity and is commercially available with a six-month lead time.
Wiggins says the Yard eBull achieves higher capacities than other electric lifts by using high-voltage lithium-ion batteries instead of the lead-acid batteries typical of smaller models. Wiggins reports that, in addition to meeting higher industrial demands, the lithium-ion battery offers better resilience and a longer lifespan.
“We’ve been in the material handling field for over 50 years, so producing a large-capacity, zero-emission forklift was a logical next step for us,” said Wiggins Director of Sales Micah McDowell.
To produce the Yard eBull, Wiggins partnered with Los Angeles-based transportation lab Thor Trucks, which provided batteries and system integration solutions to improve R&D efforts. Thor Trucks also collaborated with UPS and AxleTech earlier this year.
Source: Wiggins Lift Co.