HOUSTON (November 17, 2015) – Cat® Lift Trucks, a provider of lift trucks known for quality, reliability and customer service, today introduced its new 15,500 lb. capacity diesel pneumatic tire lift truck. Equipped with a Perkins® 854F Tier 4 Final diesel engine, the heavy-duty Cat® DP70N1 model delivers an 18 percent increase in fuel efficiency in addition to field-proven performance, increased uptime and a host of standard features to optimize the operator’s driving experience.
The new Cat DP70N1 is designed to work in a variety of heavy-duty applications, such as lumber, pipe, concrete and steel and features Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SRC) aftertreament technology that will not require any additional maintenance after installation for the lifetime of the lift truck.
“Increased fuel efficiency and high performance were two key focus areas with the development of this new Cat DP70N1 model,” said Lucas Dumdie, product line manager at Cat Lift Trucks. “In addition to meeting stringent Environmental Protection Agency Tier 4 Final standards, the DP70N1 boasts an 18 percent increase in fuel efficiency over the previous generation without sacrificing on performance. Customers will also benefit from the forklift’s advanced Perkins engine with maintenance-free aftertreatment and fuel saver mode features, which can further reduce fuel consumption by up to 14 percent.”
Key advantages of the new DP70N1 model include:
• A High-Performance, Fuel-Efficient Engine. The DP70N1 is equipped with a Tier 4 Final Perkins® 854F 3.4L turbo-charged four-cylinder engine, which provides an 18 percent increase in fuel efficiency over the previous generation. Customers’ benefit from an even greater cost savings when utilizing the lift truck’s fuel saver mode, which lowers fuel consumption by up to 14% while maintaining up to 95 percent of overall productivity.
• Tier 4 Final Engine. The new Perkins engine utilizes a compact Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SRC) aftertreament technology that meets or exceeds U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final standards. This technology is designed to be maintenance free for the life of the engine, eliminating the need for downtime or costly repairs.
• Extended Service Intervals, Easier Maintenance. The DP70N1 is equipped with an engine protection system to keep the forklift running at peak performance. The system notifies operators of critical factors, including when vital fluids are low or engine maintenance is required. The system also automatically lowers maximum RPMs and slows travel and hydraulic speeds when the truck is not performing at acceptable levels, effectively reducing the potential for damage or costly repairs. Maintenance is simple and less time consuming due to the lift truck’s easy-access engine cover and 500-hour extended service intervals.
• Superior Operator Comfort. The DP70N1 is designed with standard features to help maximize operator comfort, such as cowl-mounted three-way hydraulic control valves, a full-suspension seat, elevated exhaust and rubber mounted components for noise and vibration reduction. Customers can further customize the lift truck to their application with a wide-range of options, including a climate-controlled operator cabin or armrest-integrated fingertip controls.
For more information on the new Cat DP70N1 lift truck or other Cat lift trucks products, visit www.logisnextamericas.com/en/cat.
About Cat® Lift Trucks
Cat® lift trucks is one of the most trusted forklift brands in the world. For nearly 50 years, customers have relied on the Cat lift trucks brand for quality and reliable forklifts backed by exceptional service and support through its trusted dealer network. With capacities ranging from 2,500 to 36,000 pounds, Cat Lift Trucks delivers fuel-efficient lift trucks for greater productivity and advanced electric forklifts with longer run times and a lower total cost of ownership. Cat lift trucks are manufactured and distributed by Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc., a leading manufacturer of forklifts distributed throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. For more information, please visit Cat Lift Trucks, Cat Lift Trucks on Facebook, Cat Lift Trucks on Twitter, Cat Lift Trucks on YouTube and Cat Lift Trucks on LinkedIn.