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Console Options



For every requirement the right console. Your choice, select the modern ergonomic grip handle and thumb control - the new standard, or optional consoles with Rotation controls, Joystick controls each with their own benefit supplement the available control selection. The Multifunction Joystick control handle - remains popular for fast single handle hydraulic function selection. Split rear arm rest mounted controls - provides a clear forward order picking access for the front walk-thru cabin option.

Thumb Knob Controls

The operators compartment is also considered a warehouse office. Communications to co-workers and computers provide a vital link for tasking and Just In Time inventory control. A functional environment includes a comfortable intuitive console.

  • The thumb control console features solid support handles. Operation of the controls does not require a wrist movement.
  • Two hand sensing is effortless provided by optical reflex integrated circuitry.
  • Redundant hydraulic selection buttons, operate with thumb or finger tip control, while maintaining a stead fast support when operating the vehicle from a standing position.
  • Thumb Knob Console
  • Side view Thumb Knob Console
  • Pivot Thumb Knob Console

Rotation Controls

An ergonomic console with rotational hand controls.

Designed to suit the standing or sitting operator with a choice.

  • An operator leaning over the console cannot activate the controls inadvertently.
  • Optical sensors located within each control handle must be active to operate the selected hydraulic function.
  • Operation within the very narrow working aisle requires two hand placement over the controls to enforce safety requirements.
  • Rotation Control Console
  • Side view Rotation Control Console
  • Rotation Console Cab View

Joystick Controls

The slim designed console, enhances the operators reach & pick capability by minimizing the reach distance to the load.

  • Generous distance between the joystick controls for ease of operation without body contortions.
  • Intuitive foil buttons under the display to select hydraulic functions.
  • Multi-functional travel joystick, allows the operator to maintain both hands on the controls while selecting the hydraulic function.
  • Joystick Console
  • Side View Joystick Console
  • Multi-function Joystick Console
  • Side View Multi-function Joystick Console
  • Slimline Joystick Console

Split Rear Controls

When handling very large or cumbersome loads, additional load access may be desired. The EK man-up turret forklift offers various gated solutions. Maintaining an enclosed operator compartment is a matter of safety and security.

  • split rear console controls
  • electronic interlocked cabin gates, ensures that travel and hydraulic operations can only be performed when the gates are closed


  • Split Rear Controls
  • Rear Split Controls

Freezer Controls

When operating in cold store environments, without an enclosed cabin, people generally wear thick gloves. The freezer console is shown without an LCD display and foil buttons. These are replaced with widely spaced manual buttons and LEDs.

  • Special consideration should be given to operators wearing thick protective gloves.
  • Robust widely space function buttons and LED indicators.

Chassis and cabin widths are determined for the best possible space and operational utilization.

  • Freezer Console

Color Display

All EK consoles, including Colds Store vehicles with enclosed cabins feature the color graphics display.

  • All status functions and pertinent vehicle information are displayed via immediately recognizable unique icons.
  • Optional Display features include a scale system, height and level selection as well as further navigational aides.


  • Color Graphic Display

Console Comparison

The operators' work environment should not be overlooked :

  • All consoles are adjustable for standing or seated operation. Height adjustable - simply pull the console toward you for seated operation or push for standing operation, the console stays in its position.


  • Thumbknob Operator Console
  • Rotation Operator Console
  • Multi-function Joystick Operator Console
  • Joystick Operator Console
  • Freezer Glove Operator Console
  • Rear Operator Console
  • Console Construction Options