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CLARK unveils the new “S-SERIES” line of internal combustion lift trucks

CLARK Material Handling Company introduced the new SSERIES forklift trucks, the latest advancement of its “heart of the line” family of internal combustion trucks. The S-SERIES is a “clean sheet” design initiative featuring collaboration among Engineering, Sales & Marketing and end users across North America, Asia, Australia and Europe The S-SERIES is the culmination of three years of global design input, prototyping and rigorous field testing.

Produced in both LPG, dual fuel and diesel configurations the S-SERIES platform is designed for use in all major global markets.

The S-SERIES features SMART STRONG SAFE design elements. SMART design elements include interactive dash, interactive on-board diagnostics, engine/powertrain protection monitoring, built in service tool, on-board reporting of operator controlled functions. STRONG design elements include force-cooled wet disc brakes standard, fully welded heavy gauge frame, nested I-beam upright, sixroller carriage, external side-thrust rollers, stamped steel hood and side panels.

SAFE design elements include automatically applied parking brake, speed limit control, increased visibility from the operator compartment, optional rear-view camera, operator restraint system including high visibility orange seat belt, standard CLARK OPS (Operator Presence System) system and a design that that optimizes the center of gravity to maximize truck stability.

Dennis Lawrence, President and CEO of CLARK commented on the importance of the S-SERIES launch to the North American market, “CLARK has and always will lead the industry with innovative ideas and concepts in the forklifts we design.

The elements of the S-SERIES design ensure that our products remain at the cutting edge of technology. I am very proud of the work our engineering team has done.”

Chuck Moratz, CLARK’s senior vice president of global engineering shared his thoughts on the S-SERIES family, “S-SERIES development started three years ago with a clean-sheet design focused on enhancing the experience of the operator that spends his or her working hours operating a lift truck. With low brake pedal efforts, convenient hood mounted levers, reduced noise and vibration, easy on-off access and many other operator-focused details, the feedback from operators at field test sites is the S-SERIES is the truck they want to drive.”

Like all new equipment products in the CLARK system, the S-SERIES is fully supported in the PartsPRO Plus service support program, CLARK technical publications including operator, service and parts manuals, and through CLARK aftermarket parts.