Wisconsin Dells, WI – March 28, 2022 – Big Joe Forklifts will be previewing several new products with a look toward the future at this month’s MODEX trade show in Atlanta. Front and center will be the company’s vision for a new breed of semi-autonomous machines known as “co-bots” or collaborative robots which keep humans in the loop within material handling workflows to deliver maximum value.
Unique to Big Joe’s approach is their concept of User Directed Automation, where small autonomous machines empower workers as a force multiplier so people can focus on higher value-added work while robots attend to mundane tasks. Showcasing this concept at MODEX will be Big Joe’s User Directed Pallet Mover nicknamed “BUD” (pictured above), which features a simple onboard tablet and cloud connection to drive autonomously on custom missions once an operator manually loads a pallet and tells it where to go.
This innovative, built-to-order line of high performance forklifts features four platforms with capacities ranging from 2,000lbs to 5,000lbs. Base units can be customized in almost every aspect, including: straddle length, straddle width, carriage size, carriage type, carriage width, mast height, hydraulic settings, and the battery box. PDX trucks are engineered and manufactured in our Wisconsin Dells factory with nearly 100% USA component content.
Big Joe Forklifts (Lombard, IL) introduced four new additions to their incredibly successful Joey family of products, two new Li-ion powered pallet trucks and the PDX50 custom stacker at PROMAT in Chicago, IL. “Everybody uses a big show like PROMAT to launch their new products,” said Scott Strack, Marketing Manager, “but to introduce seven? That’s how you make a statement.” Big Joe debuted the all new J1HD task support vehicle on day one of the show to an assembled audience of attendees and media VIPs. This 48v Li-ion powered task support vehicle boasts 210” of lift, and a top...