Braking efficiently and appropriately in any driving situation – this is crucial for the safety of the operator and the load. The P60 - 80 electric tow tractors and W08 platform trucks therefore have four separate braking systems: the electric brake is automatically active when the operator releases the accelerator. In addition, self-adjusting hydraulic drum brakes are positioned on all three wheels, which respond to the brake pedal. The parking brake is automatically activated when the truck stops. In addition, there is an automatic assistant for driving uphill – this means that the trucks do not roll backwards. Good all-round visibility and the solid steel chassis are both also important for safety. The operator is completely protected due to the sturdy construction.
The developer’s main goal was to allow the operator to remain focused and not becoming fatigued while working. Therefore, the trucks have an ergonomic work station with lots of leg room. The operator can adjust the operator's seat and steering wheel to their height. The control elements are easy to reach and are intuitively arranged. On both sides, there is a large entry point with rounded angles and non-slip steps. This makes it easier to access the truck. The operator can safely store all their work tools in the storage compartments, and can access them easily.
Linde designs the electric tow tractor using a modular concept as a basis, precisely according to the customer’s vision. Therefore, cabs with sun protection, sunroofs or side windows, roller doors or fully enclosed, heated cabs are available, for example. These solutions ultimately provide simpler and quicker handling. The 4.5 kW three-phase drive motor provides a high towing force. At the same time, the truck can be precisely controlled, and in narrow aisles the small turning circle also makes every manoeuvre easier. The four separate braking systems also help to improve the handling – because driving uphill is made quicker and easier, for example.
Overall, the P60 - 80 electric tow tractors and W08 platform trucks rarely need to be serviced; the intervals between services are considerably longer than those of the previous truck generation. For example, the transmission oil only needs to be changed every 10,000 operating hours. The service technician can easily access all the important components, including the battery. Comprehensive truck diagnosis can be carried out using a notebook via a CAN bus interface. The multi-functional display shows the truck and battery status.