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Automate workflows smarter with the new Big Joe Pallet Mover

Chicago – March 20, 2023 – Big Joe Forklifts has unveiled its Pallet Mover, a new user-directed autonomous mobile robot (AMR) on the first day of ProMat 2023. Developed in partnership with, the Big Joe Pallet Mover is an easy-to-deploy autonomous solution for floor-to-floor pallet transportation and drop-off that companies can set up and put into operation in less than one hour. The new Big Joe unit seeks to revolutionize on-demand material handling across a broad number of industries by offering’s proven self-driving technology at an accessible price point on one of the most common material handling vehicles, an electric pallet truck.

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The J2-192 Joey Order Picker’s controls support forks forward or forks trailing operator stances while maintaining consistent steering orientation

January 17, 2023 10:36 AM Eastern Standard Time

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Big Joe launches the J2-192 Joey Order Picker that is a versatile, safe and productive machine; uniquely designed for order picking operations. Available through Big Joe dealers, the J2-192 performs like no other order picking machine on the market and expands the company’s J2 offering to reach higher heights than ever before. The primary innovation of this new Big Joe machine is that it supports both forks forward and forks trailing operator stances that can be changed on the fly while maintaining consistent steering orientation. Additionally, the J2-192, at just 36 inches wide, is highly maneuverable and has a much smaller overall footprint than full size order pickers while still maintaining support for loads of over 2,000 lbs. The combination of these attributes allows the new order picker to deliver superior productivity in small retail aisles, urban fulfillment centers, or dense areas of the largest distribution centers.

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The New Venture, Focused on End-user Goals, Will Be Led by Nick Malewicki

October 24, 2022 09:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Big Joe Forklifts announced the creation of its autonomous division. As robotics is set to progressively play a larger role at each step of the supply chain, Big Joe recognized the need to develop an autonomous division to serve its customers as warehouse and manufacturing environments look to adopt new technologies in response to labor shortages and other operations challenges. As a milestone in this venture, Big Joe has begun building a team with several recent new hires, including industry expert Nick Malewicki who will serve as general manager.

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The Lithium Powered PTT60 Pedestrian Tow Tractor and RPL44 Rider Pallet Truck Feature Unique Attributes to Move Carts and Pallets Smartly & Safely.

July 11, 2022 11:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two highly innovative material handling machines featuring integrated lithium power supplies are available starting today from Big Joe Forklifts. The RPL44 Rider Pallet Truck and PTT60 Pedestrian Tow Tractor feature extremely compact chassis designs and power steering that can provide significant operational advantages in numerous material handling applications. These new additions to the Big Joe line-up include onboard 120vac chargers and several unique attributes that address many of today’s common material handling challenges, while including support for future autonomous development.

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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.

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