Linde will be exhibiting the Roadster E25, an innovative design to maximise the operator’s field of view and enhance safety in operation.
The increased visibility is achieved by removing the A-pillars and replacing the metal bars in the overhead guard roof with a high strength safety glass panel.
Linde launched the Roadster truck range in 2016 and it has gained worldwide popularity with customers since then.
The Roadster is an alternative configuration which is available on the 2 to 3.5 tonne capacity models, E20 to E35.
Removing the A-pillars and fitting the safety glass roof is made possible by the overhead tilt cylinders which direct the forces acting on the mast during operation backwards via the rear overhead guard legs preserving the structural integrity of the overhead guard and chassis
A curved steel tube in front of the steering column and dashboard serves as a boarding aid and allows optional equipment such as a data terminal, the display for the Linde Safety Pilot assistance system or a clipboard to be fitted. This provides unrivalled visibility of the load and racking while working whilst the Linde Safety Pilot means the truck is unable to undertake unsafe lifts.
David Bowen, counterbalance product manager at Linde UK, said: “Whether operators are stacking loads at height or moving loads around a site, the increased visibility through the mast and upwards through the glass roof provided by the Roadster enhances safety and productivity.”
Also featured on Linde’s Roadster display truck are the following operator assistance aids: