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First FR 40/60 Extendable Counterweight Forklift purchased by a major automotive manufacturer


Hoist Liftruck Mfg., LLC is in full production of the new FR Series extendable counterweight forklift. Multiple units have been built with customers taking delivery this May. 

The first FR 40/60, sold to a major automotive manufacturer in Russell’s Point, Ohio will take delivery of the extendable counterweight in early May where it will help in supporting daily operations of their manufacturing facility. 

The FR 40/60 was built on a 98-inch wheelbase with a 36-inch load center and features: GM 3.0L engine, 2-speed Rexroth hydrostatic transmission, AxleTech heavy-duty planetary drive axle, open cab with overhead guard, extendable counterweight with removable slabs, removable boom with interchangeable/quick change forks, easy- access service points, and RemoteTech® vehicle diagnostics system. 

Optional features available include dead man seat switch, safety (neon orange) seatbelt with switch, air-ride seat, back up camera and monitor, eyes on carriage to secure loads and additional safety lights and mirrors. 

With the completion of the first FR 40/60, Hoist Liftruck is expanding their product offering to the specific needs of machinery movers in all industries. Engineered and designed for mobility, strength and effortless handling, the FR 40-60 has an extendable frame to provide a range of capacities. Along with a removable boom, the FR 40-60 can lift up to 40,000 lbs. with the chassis retracted or up to 60,000 lbs. with the chassis extended. The FR 40-60 is the perfect liftruck for moving heavy machinery safely and effortlessly. 

Hoist Liftruck offers industry-best delivery times at 14 weeks for the FR 40/60 and 30 weeks for the FR 25/35 and FR 60/80. 

Over the past 4 years, Hoist Liftruck has introduced many new products, and has expanded its manufacturing facilities in an attempt to continue to grow its business and product offerings. Hoist has experienced significant growth and continues to advance their position in the large capacity forklift arena. 

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