Forklifts are used all over the world for material handling purposes and help sustain numerous industries right here in the United States as well. Though there may be various types of forklifts out there, with different engine types and overall specifications, no type of forklift has had a greater impact on the way businesses handle materials than the Moffett piggyback forklifts.
Introduced in 1986 in Ireland, the small Irish brand has grown to be a global giant in the material handling world with operations in over 45 countries. The innovations offered by this brand of forklifts have changed the game for all those involved and has allowed businesses to cut costs, save time and resources and as a result deliver greater customer services and achieve higher satisfaction.
The Moffett forklift M-series, in particular, is famous all across North America for the wide range of services they offer as well as the cost-efficient performance. The M-series consists of several models ranging from the urban-centered M2, M3, and M4, to the rough terrain M8, M9,andM10; yet, it is the semi-industrial model M5 that is the subject of this article.
The M5 has had great success in delivering excellence to several industries by reducing the time of operations and increasing quantity of transported supplies. As such, it is worth taking a closer look at which is what we shall be doing in the content to follow.
Specifications of the Moffett M5
The Moffett M5 is a mainly three-wheeled truck mounted forklift that allows the transportation of a wide range of loads. Within the M5, there are several variants ranging from Moffett M5 20.3, 20.4 to Moffett M5 25.3 and 25.4. The variants are determined by the lifting capacity and the weight of the Moffett M5, since the engine type, lift height and overhang are same for all. The specifications for the different variants of the M5 are as follows:
|Technical Info||Moffett M5 20.3||Moffett M5 20.4||Moffett M5 25.3||Moffett M5 25.4|
|Lift height (mm)||3000 mm||3000 mm||3000 mm||3000 mm|
|Overhang (mm)||1200 mm||1200 mm||1200 mm||1200 mm|
|Weight (kg)||2250 kg||2400 kg||2380 kg||2490 kg|
|Lifting capacity(kg)||2000 kg||2000 kg||2500 kg||2500 kg|
Common Uses for Moffett M5
The reason for the variance in the models is so that the Moffett M5 is best suited for a variety of jobs. This allows the M5 to be used in warehouses as well as paved streets and off-road conditions. That is why it is called a semi-industrial forklift since it can be used in urban as well as the industrial setting. The Moffett M5 is in fact, so popular that you can purchase it from any dealer in North America, however, it is always a good idea to buy it from a renowned dealer such as Moffett Truck who provides reliable and authentic Moffett M5 forklifts. The most common areas of use for the Moffett M5 include:
- Building Materials (Timber, Brick, Plasterboard)
- Animal Feed
- Emergency Services
Benefits of using the M5
The Moffett M5 provides a range of features and benefits that are characteristic of the Moffett forklifts as a whole. The first and foremost of these benefits is the ability of the M5 to be mounted and dismounted from the back of a delivery truck or trailer in a matter of sixty seconds. Moreover, due to features such as “Clear Vision” mast that allows the driver a clearer view of his 360-degree surrounding, the reverse beeper, road lights and interlocking seat belt, as well as the roll cage protection for the driver that is ROPS and FOPS tested, the driver is better protected than ever before while transporting equipment. But the Moffett M5 goes beyond than just providing protection to the driver, it also provides grip on rough terrains through the differential lock. As a result, you can move material over muddy patches or rocky surfaces while still being able to navigate tight and narrow spaces of warehouses and paved city streets.
The semi-industrial forklift is used widely in the poultry industry since it does not require a lot of space and can gain easy access to the poultry farms by being mounted onto the back of a delivery truck. Its high maneuverability makes it perfect for accessing the tight and narrow spaces while it can sustain operations for a long period of time, which makes it the ideal material handling equipment for agricultural supplies.
The Moffett M5 is perhaps the most versatile of all of the M-series of Moffett forklifts and with the new NX being introduced as well, it certainly is going to dominate the market for a very long time.