Workhorse Forklift with Massive Counterweights for Moving Heavy/Dual Loads in Various Environments

A8 Heavy Counterbalance Forklift

The A8 Heavy Counterbalance Forklift is a hefty forklift vehicle with several load handling options. Similar to the A6, with added benefit of heavy counterbalance, for increased capabilities to handle heavy/dual loads and cold storage transfers. All types of navigation available including laser guidance to support multiple path operations.

Built with massive counterweights for moving heavy loads in all applications. Heavily used in food industry, beverage, and dairy processing industries. Flexibility to reprogram paths as needed, in various environments including extreme high or low temperatures.

Use Applications
ASRS Interface, Back-Side Picking, Block Stacking, Cold Storage, Conveyor Interface, Mobile Rack Transfer, Pallet Mover, Pallet Rack Transfer, Production Pick-Up/Delivery, Trailer Loading/Unloading, Very Narrow Aisle (VNA)


Contour, Inductive Wire, Inertial, Laser, Magnetic Tape, Magnetic Spot, Painted Line, QR Code

Travel Speed

294 ft/min
90 m/min




-10° F to 104° F
-23° C to 40° C

Material Handling Type 

Automated Forklift Counterbalance, Side Loader Reach Forks, Automated Side Loader Conveyor, Automatic Tow

Load Capacity (max)

6600 lbs
3000 kg


Front and Rear SICK S300 Sensors
Top SICK TIM Sensor
E-Stop on Vehicle
Audible Travel Noise
Blue Travel Light
Emergency Stops




Wireless LAN

Lift Height or Lift Stroke

34 ft
10.5 m

Charging Method

Opportunity Charge
Automatic Battery Exchange
Manual Battery Exchange

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Differentiators at a Glance

Counterbalances heavy and dual loads,

transferring loads up to 6,600 lbs of varied sizes with multiple lift capacity up to 34 ft.

Maximum speed of smaller vehicles,

bringing speed and efficiency to operations.

Programmable laser guidance option,

ensuring flexible, multi-path operations.

Operates in harsh or temperature regulated,

environments ranging from -10º F to 104º F (-23º C to 40º C)

Muratec Group's A8 Counterbalance Forklift stacks and destacks pallets up to 34 ft/12 m high.



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