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Diesel forklifts/LPG forklifts

Stronger on balance - our latest diesel/LPG counterbalance trucks.

Our LPG and diesel forklift trucks offer the perfect combination of power and capacity. They can carry loads ranging from 1.6 to 5 tons, while ensuring rapid turnaround and the utmost efficiency in your warehouse or production facility.

The dynamic Series 3s and 4s forklifts with hydrostaticDRIVE are robust in every way: Unrivalled for manoeuvrability, whether making quick changes of direction, dynamic acceleration, rapid reversing or precise positioning - the modern drive technology guarantees maximum driving comfort and highest throughput.

Ideal for outdoor use: 

If your operation involves a lot of outside driving, then we recommend our trucks with combustion engines - in diesel or LPG form. These offer reliable performance even in wet environments and on uneven surfaces. If you require more power for indoor applications, a combustion truck can still be an excellent choice.

Depending on the model, these powerhouses can handle loads weighing up to 5 tons. You also have the option of adding a comfortable driver’s module that can be rotated by 180 degrees. This makes it easier to manoeuvre in narrow aisles and with reverse travel. Handling is simple, no matter which version you opt for: Diesel forklift trucks can be refuelled in a matter of minutes, while the gas bottle on the LPG trucks can be replaced in an instant.

VFG Outdoor Forklift

Powerful engines for greater performance with lower consumption

The powerplants in our LPG and diesel trucks are extremely durable. These engines have been thoroughly tested in large-scale production in the automotive industry. They deliver high torque at low speeds, making them ideal for daily use in your warehouse or production facility. The combination of this modern engine technology and Jungheinrich’s own system software makes these trucks highly energy-efficient. They are characterised by outstanding fuel consumption and extremely low emission values: and noise levels.

Diesel forklift engine

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The updated VFG: Diesel Forklift Innovation

VW Common Rail diesel engines as standard.

The Series 4 trucks have a choice of two engine power outputs and should be chosen according to the operation’s demands and lifting requirements, whether options such as air conditioning is needed.

Common Rail Diesel engine

Updated hydrostaticDRIVE System.

The whole drive system has been significantly improved. These developments include a new variable displacement pump, delivering just the right amount of oil for the operation alongside a revised system controller with both software and hardware specifically tuned for the hydrostaticDRIVE. The result is high energy-efficiency fuel economy.

Diesel forklift hydrostaticdrive

New lever operating concept and comfort enhancements.

With the introduction of the new Duo-Pilot, Jungheinrich now offers a choice of 3 lever options for counterbalanced trucks - Solo-Pilot, Multi-Pilot and Duo-Pilot. Together with the in-built operating modes which allow pre-set truck parameters to be established for accelerating/braking and mast hydraulics, precise control is a push-button away. 

Other enhancements include the premium operator‘s compartment, featuring better ergonomics and high operator comfort. The compartment features a new steering column with memory-function, new armrest storage bin with integrated USB charging, and floating cab with an unobstructed glass roof for the best possible 360° visibility.

New Duo-pilot

New compact mast for improved visibility.

Compact nesting of the profiles optimised hose and chain guidance, and two patented cut-outs in the crossbar mean that the field of vision is enlarged up to 85%. This improves driving and load visibility and ultimately safety for both driver and pedestrians.

VFG Visibility

  • hydrostaticDRIVE - the premium drive system with hydrodynamic options also available (torque converter).
  • Consistent, robust and reliable in the most challenging conditions
  • Exceptional visibility gives the driver excellent views of the load and the operating environment
  • High level of service
  • On-site repair
  • High degree of operational safety due to the extremely low inherent centre of gravity and high pivot steer axle
  • Dynamic acceleration, fast reversing and precision driving

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VFG Forklifts!

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DRIVE CHARACTERISTICS

VFG Drive Characteristics

hydrostaticDRIVE technology -​​​​ maximum driving comfort and highest throughput.

With five operating programmes and a workstation that satisfies ergonomic and personal demands, working with these reliable forklift trucks is easy and convenient.

  • Indoor and outdoor use
  • Rapid acceleration and change of direction
  • Fast reversing and precise travel with short, sharp shuttle runs
  • Working on ramps or gradients with automatic parking brake
  • Tough, indestructible transmission with fewer mechanical components requiring minimal maintenance
  • Maximum throughput combined with low consumption and CO2 output

SAFETY

Forklift safety

Safety and assistance systems.

Trucks with hydrostaticDRIVE offer a comprehensive safety package as standard. A main feature of this is the automatic parking brake that ensures no uncontrolled roll-back on ramps or inclines, even with the engine switched off. This allows for much faster, easier and safer working, including on uneven ground.

Excellent stability is engineered into the VFG range, due to a combination of an extremely low inherent centre of gravity and a high pivot steer axle resulting in reduced oscillation. By design, lateral stability is actively improved for increased safety without additional electronics.

Increased visibility via the improved damping on the mast and tilt cylinders gives you far better handling safety.

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Hydrostatic vs hydrodynamic

HYDROSTATIC OR HYDRODYNAMIC?

Hydrodynamic forklift

A forklift truck for every need.

Jungheinrich counterbalance trucks offer both powerful performance and genuine cost-effectiveness. They are extremely manoeuvrable and transport goods reliably, both indoors and outdoors.

They handle heavy loads of up to five tons with ease. Our latest generation of diesel and LPG forklift trucks with hydrostaticDRIVE, such as the DFG/ TFG 425s/430s/435s will help you benefit from their inherent agility and operational refinements. As an alternative, our robust and versatile trucks with torque converter drive (hydrodynamicDRIVE) deliver extremely high throughput performance.

Torque about high productivity over long distances!

Not all applications require the refined characteristics of the hydrostaticDRIVE forklift. Your operation may need to lift heavy loads and transport them as efficiently as possible over medium/long distances. This is where our range of hydrodynamicDRIVE diesel/LPG trucks come into their own.

Our sturdy universal trucks offer you high throughput for all transport duties. The strengths of the torque converter can be seen over medium and long-distances, providing smooth and judder-free operation and optimum efficiency at medium and high speeds.

  • Maximum reliability with each operation - robust, tried and tested Kubota engines with high-performance cooler designed to cope with extreme conditions.
  • The highest level of driving safety and stability - our counterweight design provides the lowest centre of gravity with reduced pendulum motion aided by the high pivot steering axle.
  • Excellent visibility in all directions - compact mast and lifting components together with a laminated glass roof ensure a clear view of the load and overhead.
  • Easy to maintain - the steering axle is extremely durable with a maintenance-free wet disc brake system which is fully enclosed, together with all maintenance-relevant components being very easy to reach and remove.
  • Outstanding cost-effectiveness and energy efficiency - optimally set up components work together with low fuel consumption engines to keep running costs as low as possible.
  • The best basis for effective work - functional and ergonomically designed operator cab and controls, such as the push-button parking brake, allow for easy driving.

Reap the benefits of the refined VFG in your operation!

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