And the nominees are… Combi Pallet truck up for IFOY Award

The Combi-PPT has been nominated as a finalist in the International Forklift of The Year (IFOY) Awards, to be presented on April 26 in the spectacular surroundings of the Hofburg Vienna. Before that, the Combi-PPT will face the IFOY Test at the IFOY Partner Deutsche Messe in Hannover from March 1-6, along with other machines from suppliers including Clark, Jungheinrich, Still and Unicarriers.

The Combi-PPT is a pedestrian operated powered pallet truck with a lift capacity of 8000kg, enabling the safe and secure transportation of heavy loads without a ride-on forklift. Its manoeuvrability enables efficient, productive operation in confined spaces.

] The Combi-PPT comprises dual wheel drive, power steering, a heavy duty lifting platform and a multi-position tiller arm with a single fingertip control switch to operate the lifting platform. The drive direction and speed are also controlled by a toggle switch on the tiller, minimising the manual effort from the operator to work the truck safely.

The Combi-PPT is designed to replace large and cumbersome ride-on forklifts for safer, more efficient internal movement and storage of goods, especially in busy areas with a lot of personnel present. The option of an automatic folding operator’s platform enables stand-on operation, particularly useful and beneficial for operators when large distances have to be covered. Being electric powered is also an attractive option for environments where low emissions and low-noise operations are required. Energy efficiency, low maintenance and hence low operating costs guarantee economical operation and good ROI.