Cat Lift Trucks Receives Bronze 'Product of the Year' Award for New Electric Pneumatic Tire Lift Truck Series

HOUSTON- Cat Lift Trucks, a provider of lift trucks known for quality, reliability and customer service, today announced that the 5.000-6,500 lb. capacity series of electric pneumatic tire lift trucks was named as one of Plant Engineering’s 2012 Product of the Year recipients. The 2EPC5000-2EP6500 Series, which offers industry-leading performance levels and a low total cost of ownership, was selected as the bronze award recipient in the Material Handling Systems category.

This year marks Plant Engineering’s 25th year to host the annual Product of the Year program, which recognizes outstanding new product innovations. Each year, readers of the magazine are asked to cast their vote for the top product selection across a range of categories.

“We’re honoured to have our newest series of electric lift trucks named as one of Plant Engineering’s ‘2012 Product of the Year’ recipients,” said Kent Eudy, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Cat Lift Trucks. “At Cat Lift Trucks, our goal is to provide customers with high-performing, quality lift trucks that feature a low total cost of ownership. This new electric lift truck series follows this standard by delivering exceptional performance levels, in addition to operating for up to two shifts on a single battery charge in most applications.”

The Cat® lift trucks 80-Volt 2EPC5000-2EP6500 Series features five models with lift capacities ranging from 5,000 to 6,500 pounds. Equipped with AC technology, the electric lift truck series offers all the benefits of an electric forklift, such as an emission level reduction to almost zero and a reduction in overall maintenance costs, while still being able to operate equal to, or better, than most Internal Combustion forklifts.

Learn more about the features and benefits of the 2EPC5000-2EP6500 Series and other Cat Lift Truck electric products at For more information on Cat Lift Trucks and its wide variety of lift truck solutions, visit

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Cat Lift Trucks offers reliable lift trucks backed by industry-leading customer service and support through one of the most extensive dealer networks in North, Central and South America. With capacities ranging from 2,500 to 36,000 pounds, the company is recognized for its solutions-oriented and durable line of material handling equipment for commercial and industrial applications. Cat® lift trucks are manufactured and distributed by Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a leading manufacturer of forklifts in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Latin America. For more information, please visit Cat Lift Trucks, Cat Lift Trucks on Facebook, Cat Lift Trucks on Twitter, Cat Lift Trucks on YouTube.

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