The Raymond Corp.

April 7, 2006
4-wheel AC lift trucks offer maximum maneuverability

The Raymond Corp.’s new 4700 Series four-wheel, sit-down electric lift trucks are more maneuverable and responsive than any truck in their class, translating to increased operator efficiency and productivity. Simple to learn and operate, these trucks offer a roomy operator compartment with intuitive, ergonomic controls. Both new and experienced operators will feel more confident and productive. Facility managers will appreciate the lower maintenance costs afforded by Raymond’s exclusive ACR System.

“When operators feel good about their machines, they work at peak efficiency,” says Jeff Leggett, marketing director for Class I products at The Raymond Corp. “With more efficient load handling, operators will find they are able to get more work done in a shift. Available in a wide variety of capacities from 3,000 to 6,000 pounds, and 36- or 48-volt configurations, the 4700 Series will fit virtually any application.”

The 4700 Series trucks lead their class in maneuverability. Raymond’s steering system design, enhanced by dual, powered, counter-rotating AC motors, gives the 5,000-pound Model 4700 C50HM the advantage of Perfect Circle Steering. The tighter turning radius – up to 7 inches less than other trucks – provides greater agility and more efficient, faster right-angle stacking. In fact, the C50HM will turn within its own footprint. Perfect Circle Steering is also standard on the C30 and C40 models.

Raymond’s exclusive ACR System delivers more uptime, more performance per battery charge and lower maintenance costs versus comparable DC-powered trucks. AC motors have fewer wearable parts than DC motors, so there are lower costs associated with labor and replacement parts.

“Cost savings is another benefit of the 4700 Series,” Leggett says. “The ACR System uses less energy, saving on batteries, chargers and downtime. To cut ownership costs even more, oil-cooled disc brakes are standard on the Models C30, C40 and C50HM. The sealed brake system keeps out dirt and grime and can last up to twice as long as dry brakes.”

Operator comfort on all 4700 Series trucks starts with a spacious operator’s compartment that is easy to access. To fit most any operator, the semisuspension seat adjusts for back tilt, operator weight and lumbar support. A convenient tilt steering wheel is included as standard equipment.

The truck’s controls have an intuitive, natural feel. Color-coded levers for lift-lower, tilt and side shift are within easy reach. Fingertip controls and bidirectional floor-mounted pedals are available for maximum productivity in high-shuttle operations. At the touch of a button, operators can initiate up to six pre-programmed performance speeds that match the application and operator skill level.

Raymond’s open-view mast gives operators a wide-open view of the load, resulting in more efficient handling and stacking, and less product damage. The 4700 Series is loaded with more standard equipment than other trucks in its class. A variety of performance-enhancing options also available include cold-storage conditioning, multiple overhead guard and mast tilt configurations, work lights, a variety of tires, and backup and travel alarms.