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Cat Lift Trucks receives bronze “Product of the Year” award for new electric pneumatic tire lift truck series

Cat Lift Trucks announced that the 5.000-6,500 lb. capacity series of electric pneumatic tire lift trucks was named as one of Plant Engineering’s 2012 Product of the Year recipients. The 2EPC5000-2EP6500 Series, which offers industry-leading performance levels and a low total cost of ownership, was selected as the bronze award recipient in the Material Handling Systems category. This year marks Plant Engineering’s 25th year to host the annual Product of the Year program, which recognizes outstanding new product innovations. Each year, readers of the magazine are asked to cast their vote for the top product selection across a range of categories. “We’re honoured to have our newest series of electric lift trucks named as one of Plant Engineering’s ‘2012 Product of the Year’ recipients,” said Kent Eudy, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Cat Lift Trucks. “At Cat Lift Trucks, our goal is to provide customers with high-performing, quality lift trucks that feature a low total cost of ownership. This new electric lift truck series follows this standard by delivering exceptional performance levels, in addition to operating for up to two shifts on a single battery charge in most applications.” The Cat® lift trucks 80-Volt 2EPC5000-2EP6500 Series features five models with lift capacities ranging from 5,000 to 6,500 pounds. Equipped with AC technology, the electric lift truck series offers all the benefits of an electric forklift, such as an emission level reduction to almost zero and a reduction in overall maintenance costs, while still being able to operate equal to, or better, than most Internal Combustion forklifts.