Big Joe Introduces New PDSR and J2 Joey
Big Lift LLC – the makers of Big Joe equipment, launched two new lift truck models based on emerging material handling trends in North America. The new models include a walkie reach truck with power steering called the PDSR and the next model in its Joey series of vehicles – the J2 low level order picker.
The Big Joe PDSR has a 3,000lb load capacity with lift heights available up to 157″ and includes power steering, side-shift, integral tilt, and proportional controls for lift, lower, reach and retract as standard. The PDSR is an AC powered vehicle whose powertrain delivers both lengthy run times and low cost operation, while its compact chassis allows the unit to perform a wide variety of material handling tasks in small spaces. Options for the vehicle include several straddle and wheel options as well as a choice of three masts, a 106″ and 126″ two-stage, and a 157″ triple.
The Big Joe J2 Joey low level order picker features a 2,000lb total vehicle capacity and the ability to lift 1,500lbs pallets up to 72″. The J2 Joey includes power steering, an ergonomic mini-mast, and an industrial battery compartment as standard. Optional equipment includes a choice of guard rail mounted or front mounted controls based on application needs and an overhead guard upon request. As part of an ongoing product development initiative, Big Joe will be showcasing both the J2 and PDSR on the show floor at MODEX 2016 in Atlanta as well as three additional products planned for launch later in 2016.
Big Lift LLC believes that due to the proliferation of small store formats and the growth of ecommerce, strains to traditional fulfillment operations are occurring that require new innovative products like the J2 Joey and PDSR. “Whether at a store location, cross-dock, warehouse or in-between; new equipment is needed that is simple, capable and intuitive to operate, which is exactly what we are developing to”, said Bill Pedriana the Director of Sales for Big Lift LLC. “With the PDSR we are providing exceptional flexibility with one piece of equipment for places like retail stores, and with the J2 we are delivering a low level order picking vehicle perfectly suited to changes we see in fulfillment at the store level and contemporary distribution centers”, continued Pedriana.
About Big Lift LLC
Big Lift’s, Big Joe brand of material handling equipment has been the standard of quality for over 60 years in factories, warehouses and store-rooms across the USA and around the world. Big Joe walkie stackers, pallet trucks, and order pickers are well known for their efficient designs that provide high utility at low cost when matched to a specific application. Big Joe equipment is proudly distributed through one of the largest networks of professional forklift sales and service providers in North America. For more information on Big Joe visit www.bigjoeforklifts.com