Hiab expands electric MOFFETT truck mounted forklift range

Hiab expands electric MOFFETT truck mounted forklift range

Hiab, part of Cargotec, introduces the MOFFETT E5 NX as the third model in the eSeries of all-electric truck mounted forklifts. The MOFFETT E5 NX is the specialist for medium to heavy-duty tasks lifting up to 2,500 kg and it has been nominated for an IFOY AWARD in the category Special Vehicle / Warehouse Truck. It is the world’s first electric truck mounted forklift with a moving mast.

The MOFFETT E5 NX has all-wheel drive and can be delivered with 4-way steering making it even more manoeuvrable as all wheels can rotate 90 degrees. It can go forwards, backwards, left and right, making it possible to operate in confined areas and transfer loads quickly and safely off-road, through busy sites and inside warehouses. The E5’s moving mast combined with Lift Assist gives the user true one side offloading.

“As the MOFFETT E5 NX is all-electric, it operates quietly and is emission-free, which makes it the ideal choice for customers operating in low emission zones and places where noise is a concern – like residential areas, outside normal working hours. However, it delivers the same performance as the MOFFETT M5 model that runs on diesel, but with lower service needs as it has fewer moving parts,” says Jann Hansen, Vice President, Sales & Product Management, Truck Mounted Forklifts, Hiab. 

He continues: “The MOFFETT E5 NX is very versatile and can manoeuvre in rough terrain due to greater ground clearance, making it perfectly suited for a wide range of customers, across different environments in both rural and urban areas.”

The truck has MOFFETT’s HMI (Human Machine Interface) display that provides rich information about the forklift’s performance and maintenance needs. As it has access to Hiab’s HiConnect™ service, the location, performance and other vital data can also be monitored online.

The MOFFETT E5 25.4 NX has been announced as a finalist for the IFOY AWARD 2022 (International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year) in the category Special Vehicle / Warehouse Truck. In the nomination IFOY noted that it is available with 4-way steering (multidirectional) and is the first moving mast machine, offering emission-free, silent deliveries and health and safety benefits for the drivers not seen in this kind of application before. In 2021 the MOFFETT E4 25.3 NX won the category Special Vehicle.

MOFFETT now offers three all-electric models, the E2, E4 NX launched in 2020 and now the E5 NX.

“Our goal is to have a complete eSeries electric offering, making it easier for our customers to reduce their emissions without compromising productivity. Apart from a reduced climate impact, our electric truck mounted forklifts have lower noise levels that improve safety and reduce the stress levels of the operators,” says Jann Hansen.

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