Convenience and functional the spacious operator compartment provides a seating or standing control environment. The operator console can be positioned to suit either work position. Optional fold down luxury seat doubles to serve as a lumbar support when standing.
The exceptional depth of the operator compartment provides freedom of movement for pick operations and a multitude of extra storage features such as:
paper & document holders
cup and scanner pockets
Conveniences for the operators “office”
The operators choice to sit or stand depends on the operation to be performed. A wide variety of seating options are available. Choices for optional seat selections include:
Fold UP (for additional space when order picking)
Fold DOWN brings the rear back cushion higher for body support
Luxury floating seat with weight adjustable settings, left and right folding armrests.
Allowing the operator to sit or stand, provides efficiency and combats fatigue.
The slim designed console and narrow base support for the pivot arm, reduce the overall vehicle length. More importantly they enhance the operators reach & pick capability by minimizing the reach distance to the load.
In some cases long or wide loads may make it impossible to reach cases from inside the operators compartment. While safety is a prime concern, we incorporate a gated solution which only grants access to the load when the vehicle is completely stopped. Electronically interlocked gates lock out travel and all hydraulic functions when open.
split console controls
EK Series vehicles are designed around the load and aisle environment. Cab sizes generally reflect the overall load insertion length. Chassis and cabin widths are determined for the best possible space and operational utilization.
For example, the EK 20 models are built to handle a 90″ deep load insertion. The narrow frame EK demonstrates the built to suit concept. Deep operator compartments are available for special purposes.
Freezer or harsh environment vehicles are available with fully enclosed cabins the designs are suited to the application:
Heated or AC controlled cabs are available for controlled operator environments
Freezer Options include heated windows to prevent moisture & condensation buildup when travelling in and out of cold store environments
Fully enclosed compartments even with double insulated split sliding front window option, for freezer pick operations
The operators’ work environment should not be overlooked. A well lit compartment with bright lights that illuminate the immediate work area is essential.
Options should consider the work force task at hand, larger foot pads or additional rail supports may present the ideal solution for operators with varying physical statures.
Need a couple of extra inches when picking from the rack – utilize the spring loaded lean out side gate option.
Need more space for order picking from the pallet – the pivot console.
Driving forward in the load direction the view is unhindered:
Solution for transporting extremely high loads – raise the operator position in the cabin along with all the controls.
The wide view window through the mast and contoured sloping rear cover are designed to offer the operator a better view of the floor immediately behind the vehicle.