6. Long-term Durability -

Mast Design


Mast - Design

STRONG - Light Weight - economical are words to describe the computer optimized and patented unique mast design found on the EK series of vehicles.

Extended Heights

Working at elevations of 60 feet or closer to the ground, the specially designed mast ensures stability and safety. The strong torsion resistant frames, combined with lower production weights allow greater lift heights, while minimizing energy consumption.

  • Masts are specially designed to accept load and stress from either side as well as from the front.
  • Capacities range from 2425 lbs to 4400 lbs at elevation.
  • Patented unique bracing design offers higher lift heights with rated capacity
  • strong torsion resistant mast designed for load stress from front as well as side of mast
  • working at 60 feet or closer to the ground specially designed mast offer stability and safety
  • maximum strength with lower production weight maintains lower vehicle center of gravity

Mast Selection

Vehicles offer both two stage and three stage mast options. All masts feature the deep insertion overlapping mast channels that provide exceptional stability and a further reduction in mast deflection under load.

  • All masts provide excellent operator visibility to the rear of the vehicle.
  • large rear facing view window for excellent visibilty
  • two stage and three stage masts all feature deep overlapping mast channels
  • tall two stage mast
  • three stage mast with telescopic forks

Extra Support

Patented mast design allows for higher lift heights with rated capacity loads. The unique bracing system also provides exceptional operator visibility.

  • The XL competes with stacker crane performance and tolerances normally found in facility supported captive narrow aisle stacker cranes.
  • The XL mast maintains a view window for the operator, while supplying rigidity that enables the EK to handle large oversized loads or store pallets in a double deep rack configuration.
  • xl series mast offers support expected from top an bottom mounted cranes
  • above the cloud xl mast series maintains operator rear clear view window
  • XL masted turret forklift

Rail Support

Choosing to replace a hybrid or stacker care system ? The EK series offers a vehicle with top mounted rail support for extreme double deep load conditions.

  • Heated or AC controlled cabs are available for controlled operator environments
  • Power rail options provide onboard battery charging and continuous operation while working in the narrow aisle.
  • Rack mounted power rail options are also available without the upper vehicle support rail.


  • top rail support for double deep loads at high elevation
  • AC or heated operator cabin for environmental comfort control
  • onboard battery charging for continuous operational cycles
  • power rail collector trolley supplies AC to onboard charger
  • example of power rail application

Unparalleled Safety

All EK turret forklifts are equipped with slack chain sensing, that automatically stops the lowering function.

  • EK turret forklifts are supplied with over capacity rated lift chains.
  • The EK forklifts are equipped with an additional unloaded safety lift chain with the same capacity. The incorporated additional lift chain is strictly used for safety and considered a fail safe device.
  • The incorporated additional lift chain is strictly used for safety and considered a fail safe device.


  • 3rd mast chain for unparalleled safety
  • additional unloaded chain for safety
  • over dimensioned lift chains and extra safety chain

Operators View

Driving forward in load direction, the view is unhindered :

  • However when transporting loads that are extremely tall they may hinder the view.
  • Solution for extremely high loads - raise the operator position
  • The contoured sloping rear cover is designed to work in conjunction with the rear view through the mast, it offers the operator a better view to the floor immediately behind the vehicle.


  • raised cabin seat for unhindered view over tall transported loads
  • view over tall loads - raised cabin seat
  • sloping rear enhances operator's rear view