CLARK Material Handling Company launched a new forklift product featuring PSI’s 2.4-liter propane engine during the ProMat 2017 Expo.
ProMat, the largest expo for material handling and logistics equipment and technologies in North America, took place in Chicago, April 3-6.
The new GTS propane-powered (LPG) model is part of CLARK’s IC-Cushion forklift line, which targets distribution, manufacturing, warehousing and trucking applications. CLARK plans to roll the new propane models out in June of this year.
“We’re excited to be represented at ProMat through our partnership with CLARK,” said Gary Winemaster, CEO and President of PSI. “CLARK is an industry leader, and this latest launch continues our tradition together of delivering durable, high-performance products for the material handling market.”
The new forklift is powered by PSI’s certified 2.4-liter LPG engine. According to PSI, the 4-cylinder, premium engine incorporates design features and enhancements that provide power, eﬃciency, durability, and noise and vibration advantages over its competition. These advantages include peak power of 63.0 hp (47.1 kw) at 2800 rpm and torque of 123.9 lb-ft (168.0 N-m) at 1600 rpm.
PSI has provided engines to CLARK since 2009. Its 4.3-liter LPG engines power CLARK forklifts in the 4-ton to 7-ton class, while its 3.0-liter LPG engine powers 2.5-ton to 3.5-ton lifts. CLARK utilizes PSI’s 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter LPG engines in 2.0-ton to 3.3-ton products.
“The PSI 4.3L engine is the mainstay of our medium internal combustion product line and has proven to be reliable and trouble-free throughout a wide range of applications,” said Chuck Moratz, Senior Vice President of Global Engineering of CLARK. “We look forward to the same performance and customer acceptance in this smaller capacity range.”