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Clark unveils the new S-Series line of internal combusion lift trucks

CLARK Material Handling Company introduced the new S- SERIES forklift trucks, the latestadvancement 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 3 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, six- roller 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) syste 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 3 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.

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