Wilmat presents world’s smallest truck

Posted on 2 Feb 2011 by The Manufacturer

Wilmat, the manufacturer of materials handling equipment, has launched the world’s smallest battery-powered counterbalance truck.

To develop the Bulldog heavy duty counterbalance truck, the West Midlands-based firm used the SolidWorks CAD programme to ensure manoeuvrability in even the smallest of spaces coupled with real lifting power. The smallest Bulldog (1,933mm in length) has a 300kg lifting capacity and a lift height of up to 3,300mm.

Speaking of the device as a “robust handling truck that is manoeuvrable in the tightest of spaces”, Wilmat’s sales and technical director, Andrew Capella, said: “From the initial design stages we felt that we were developing something very special.

“The response from our customers has been very positive. Space is a premium in most warehouses and factories and in using a truck of this size customers can free up valuable floor space, streamlining their operations, and ultimately make real cost savings.”

The extended product range offers heavier lifting capacities of up to 2,500kg and these larger machines come with Electronic Powered Steering as standard. Overall, the Bulldog range offers lifting heights from 1,500mm up to 4,660mm.