Whether forward and backward - with the 45° angled seat, the driver always has the best view in the direction of travel and of the load. With the optionally available panoramic seat for the forklift, the complete driver’s seat including pedals is turned to the right at a 45° angle. The difference from the previously available rotatable driver workstation is the rigid seat position at a 45° angle. The advantages are obvious: The driver always has the best view in his direction of travel and the best view of the hazardous area. The risk of accident is reduced to a minimum. The driver also always has the same seat position whether he drives forward or reverses. Thus, he must not familiarise anew and user-friendliness is very high. Due to the side seat position, there is plenty of space for the driver and a good amount of leg room.
The physical strain on the driver reduces enormously, particularly in many reverse movements. By turning their head slightly, the driver can both view their direction of travel and keep an eye on the load. The driver keeps a good overview of the immediate hazard zone and can safely move the forklift. It is no longer necessary to turn the upper body. The spine and back muscles are relieved of significant stress. This prevents long-term, permanent damage while driving and downtimes due to illness.
The driver can set up his work place ergonomically according to his needs. The steering unit can be turned around the steering column by 120° and set to 21 different intermediate angles. Height adjustment is also possible. This increases comfort for the driver, which increases work productivity.
The panoramic seat is available for Linde electric forklift trucks of series 387 HL and 388 H/HL. Subsequent installation of the panoramic seat in an existing Linde forklift truck is simple.
The panoramic seat is an option available for Linde forklifts and is sold by Linde contract retailers worldwide. As a long-time Linde system partner, we developed and constructed the panoramic seat, then prepared them for the market and series production alongside Linde. Production and assembly of panoramic seats is completed entirely by us in our factory.