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Electric forklift

AE50 Series

  • Tire type Cushion/solid pneumatic Cushion/solid pneumatic
  • Power type Electric (48 V battery) Electric (48 V battery)
  • Capacity 1 350 - 1 800 kg 3,000 - 4,000 lbs.

Agile and powerful — indoors and out

An excellent option for your outdoor jobs that normally only engine-powered models could handle, the AE50 takes rain, snow and saltwater in stride. Electric forklifts can be hindered by wet and corrosive environments, but the nimble-yet-powerful AE50’s battery-powered, low-maintenance design and exceptional turning ability was engineered for indoors and out.

  • Excels in wet and corrosive applications
  • Designed for lowering operating costs
  • IPx4 water-resistant design

Features and benefits

Exceptional durability

Engineered to help lower your downtime, even in harsh conditions. The AE50 series meets IP X4 waterproof standards, and offers airtight wet disc brakes, AC motors that minimize motor brush/contact checks or replacements, weather-resistant controls and more.

A braking system for all seasons

You need dependable braking. Unlike conventional drum and shoe braking systems, Komatsu’s airtight wet disc brake system can go up to 10,000 hours with minimal maintenance in most working environments.

High performance from Total AC

High performance while helping to minimize costs. The Total AC system utilizes advanced AC drive motors and an AC hydraulic motor to provide high operating efficiency, long operating life and longer run times than conventional DC-type motors.

Engine-like power

With all-around Dual Drive, the two front wheels are driven by independent AC drive motors for power and speed comparable to that of an engine-powered truck. And Dual Drive is built to provide great performance even in tough surface conditions.

Nimble controls for more precision

AE50 controllers are designed to be light, compact, and simple to use to help improve your operator’s efficiency and precision. The controller itself is thoroughly tested for reliability and housed in a compartment that can resist dust, water and other contaminants.

Designed to IP X4 water-resistant standards

All AE50 models are designed to meet IP X4 International water-resistant standards, down to their control micro-switches, potentiometers and control signal circuits. They can be used in coolers, freezers, outdoors, and washed down when needed.

Specifications for AE50

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General
GENERAL FB15U-12 FB18U-12 FB20AU-12
Power Type Electric  Electric  Electric
Operation Type Sit-Down Sit-Down Sit-Down
Capacity @ 24 in (600 mm) Load Center

1 350 kg

1 570 kg 1 800 kg
Load Distance  From Center Axle (2 Stage) 405 mm 405 mm 425 mm
Wheelbase 1 410 mm 1 390 mm 1 470 mm
GENERAL FB15U-12 FB18U-12 FB20AU-12
Power Type Electric  Electric  Electric
Operation Type Sit-Down Sit-Down Sit-Down
Capacity @ 24 in (600 mm) Load Center 3,000 lbs. 3,000 lbs. 4,000 lbs.
Load Distance  From Center Axle (2 Stage) 15.9 in 15.9 in 17.7 in
Wheelbase 55.5 in 55.5 in 57.9 in
Weight
WEIGHT FB15U-12 FB18U-12 FB20AU-12
Service Weight 3 141 kg 3 465 kg 3 797 kg
Axle Loading - Loaded Front 3 973 kg 4 400 kg 4 962 kg
Axle Loading - Loaded Rear 532 kg 653 kg 649 kg
Axle Loading - Unloaded Front 1 595 kg 1 620 kg 1 823 kg
Axle Loading - Unloaded Rear 1 545 kg 1 846 kg 1 973 kg
WEIGHT FB15U-12 FB18U-12 FB20AU-12
Service Weight 6,910 lbs. 7,440 lbs. 8,370 lbs.
Axle Loading - Loaded Front 8,740 lbs. 9,620 lbs. 10,940 lbs.
Axle Loading - Loaded Rear 1,170 lbs. 1,320 lbs. 1,430 lbs.
Axle Loading - Unloaded Front 3,510 lbs. 3,520 lbs. 4,020 lbs.
Axle Loading - Unloaded Rear 3,400 lbs. 3,920 lbs. 4,350 lbs.
Tires
TIRES FB15U-12 FB18U-12 FB20AU-12
Tire Type Solid Pneumatic Solid Pneumatic Solid Pneumatic
Tire Size - Front 18 x 7-8 18 x 7-8 200/500 - 10
Tire Size - Rear 16 x 6-8 16 x 6-8 18 x 6-8
Number of Wheels, Front/Rear 2x / 2 2x / 2 2x / 2
Tread - Front 940 mm 940 mm 950 mm
Tread - Rear 865 mm 170 mm 865 mm
TIRES FB15U-12 FB18U-12 FB20AU-12
Tire Type Solid Pneumatic Solid Pneumatic Solid Pneumatic
Tire Size - Front 18 x 7-8 18 x 7-8 200/500 - 10
Tire Size - Rear 16 x 6-8 16 x 6-8 18 x 6-8
Number of Wheels, Front/Rear 2x / 2 2x / 2 2x / 2
Tread - Front 37.0 in 37.0 in 37.4 in
Tread - Rear 34.1 in 34.1 in 34.1 in
Dimensions
DIMENSIONS FB15U-12 FB18U-12 FB20AU-12
Tilting Angle, Forward/Backward 6 / 10 deg 6 / 10 deg 6 / 10 deg
Mast Height - Lowered 2 144 mm 2 144 mm 2 260 mm
Mast Height - Extended 4 255 mm 4 255 mm 4 270 mm
Free Lift Height 150 mm 150 mm 170 mm
Maximum Fork Height 3 300 mm 3 300 mm 3 300 mm
Height Overhead Guard 2 070 mm 2 070 mm 2 070 mm
Length, with Standard Forks 3 129 mm 3 070 mm 3 250 mm
Length to Fork Face 2 060 mm 2 000 mm 2 180 mm
Overall Width at Drive Tires 1 110 mm 1 115 mm 1 160 mm
Forks, Thickness x Width x Length 35 x 100 x 1 070 mm 35 x 100 x 1 070 mm 36 x 122 x 1 070 mm
Carriage Width/ITA Class 970 mm / II 970 mm / II 970 mm / II
Ground Clearance, Under Mast 95 mm 95 mm 95 mm
Ground Clearance, Center of Wheelbase 125 mm 125 mm 125 mm
Right Angle Stacking Aisle 3 160 / 3 358 mm 3 120 / 3 244 mm 3 280 / 3 477 mm
Turning Radius, Outside 1 750 mm 1 590 mm 1 850 mm
DIMENSIONS FB15U-12 FB18U-12 FB20AU-12
Tilting Angle, Forward/Backward 6 / 10 deg 6 / 10 deg 6 / 10 deg
Mast Height - Lowered 84.4 in 84.4 in 89 in
Mast Height - Extended 167.5 in 167.5 in 168.1 in
Free Lift Height 5.9 in 5.9 in 6.7 in
Maximum Fork Height 129.9 in 129.9 in 129.9 in
Height Overhead Guard 81.5 in 81.5 in 81.5 in
Length, with Standard Forks 123.2 in 120.9 in 128 in
Length to Fork Face 81.1 in 78.7 in 85.8 in
Overall Width at Drive Tires 43.7 in 43.8 in 45.7 in
Forks, Thickness x Width x Length 1.4 x 3.9 x 42.1 in 1.4 x 3.9 x 42.1 in 1.4 x 4.8 x 42.1 in
Carriage Width/ITA Class 38.2 in / II 38.2 in / II 38.2 in / II
Ground Clearance, Under Mast 3.7 in 3.7 in 3.7 in
Ground Clearance, Center of Wheelbase 4.9 in 4.9 in 4.9 in
Right Angle Stacking Aisle 124.4 / 132.2 in 122.8 / 127.7 in 129.1 in / 136.9 in
Turning Radius, Outside 68.9 in 62.6 in 72.8 in
Performance
PERFORMANCE FB15U-12 FB18U-12 FB20AU-12
Travel Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 16.1 / 17.7 kph 16.1 / 17.7 kph 14.5 / 16.1 kph
Lifting Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 340 / 600 mm/s 320 / 600 mm/s 280 / 500 mm/s
Lowering Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 450 / 550 mm/s 450 / 550 mm/s 370 / 440 mm/s
Maximum Drawbar Pull, Loaded 9.6 kN 9.6 kN 9.1 kN
Maximum Gradeability 19% 16% 14%
Service Brake, Operation/Control Foot / Hydraulic Foot / Hydraulic Foot / Hydraulic
Parking Brake, Operation/Control Hand / Mechanical Hand / Mechanical Hand / Mechanical
Steering Type Fully Hydrostatic Power Steering Fully Hydrostatic Power Steering Fully Hydrostatic Power Steering
PERFORMANCE FB15U-12 FB18U-12 FB20AU-12
Travel Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 10.0 / 11.0 mph 10.0 / 11.0 mph 9.0 / 10.0 mph
Lifting Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 66.9 / 118.1 fpm 63.0 / 118.1 fpm 55.1 / 98.4 fpm
Lowering Speed, Loaded/Unloaded 88.6 / 108.3 fpm 88.6 / 108.3 fpm 72.8 / 86.6 fpm
Maximum Drawbar Pull, Loaded 2,150 lbs. 2,150 lbs. 2,040 lbs.
Maximum Gradeability 19% 16% 14%
Service Brake, Operation/Control Foot / Hydraulic Foot / Hydraulic Foot / Hydraulic
Parking Brake, Operation/Control Hand / Mechanical Hand / Mechanical Hand / Mechanical
Steering Type Fully Hydrostatic Power Steering Fully Hydrostatic Power Steering Fully Hydrostatic Power Steering
Drive
DRIVE FB15U-12 FB18U-12 FB20AU-12
Drive Motor (AC) 4.5 x 2 kW 4.5 x 2 kW 4.5 x 2 kW
Pump Motor (AC) 9 kW 9 kW 9 kW
Battery Voltage 48 V 48 V 48 V
Battery Capacity, Maximum 600 Ah/6hr 600 Ah/6hr 600 Ah/6hr
Minimum Battery Weight 723 kg 723 kg 762 kg
Maximum Battery Weight 955 kg 955 kg 955 kg
DRIVE FB15U-12 FB18U-12 FB20AU-12
Drive Motor (AC) 6.0 x 2 HP 6.0 x 2 HP 6.0 x 2 HP
Pump Motor (AC) 12.1 HP 12.1 HP 12.1 HP
Battery Voltage 48 V 48 V 48 V
Battery Capacity, Maximum 600 Ah/6hr 600 Ah/6hr 600 Ah/6hr
Minimum Battery Weight 1,590 lbs. 1,590 lbs. 1,680 lbs.
Maximum Battery Weight 2,100 lbs. 2,100 lbs. 2,100 lbs.
Other
OTHER FB15U-12 FB18U-12 FB20AU-12
Drive Motor Control AC Inverter AC Inverter AC Inverter
Relief Pressure - Attachment 158.6 bar 158.6 bar 158.6 bar
Hydraulic Oil Capacity 23 L 23 L 23 L
OTHER FB15U-12 FB18U-12 FB20AU-12
Drive Motor Control AC Inverter AC Inverter AC Inverter
Relief Pressure - Attachment 2,300 psi 2,300 psi 2,300 psi
Hydraulic Oil Capacity 6.1 US gal 6.1 US gal 6.1 US gal
  • Intelligent Monitoring System Display Indicators
  • On-Board Self-Diagnostics
  • All-around dual front wheel drive
  • 48 volt electrical system
  • 3-Way Proportional hydraulic control valve
  • Full suspension seat with orange seat belt
  • Fully enclosed airtight wet disc brakes
  • Can-Bus communications system
  • Battery discharge indicator with lift interrupt
  • Multiple regenerative systems
  • OHG mounted headlights
  • Combination lever with integrated forward/reverse switch
  • IPx4 water-resistant design
  • U.L. "ES" Electrical System Rating
  • Telescopic-tiltable Steering Column
  • KOPS PLUS Lift/Travel Interlock
  • Emergency Disconnect Switch
  • Neutral Position Switch
  • Automatic Power Off
  • Anti-Rollback
  • Key-off Lift Lockout
  • Parking Brake with Release Button
  • Cushioned Rubber Floor Mat
  • Full Suspension Seat
  • Pen Tray
  • Paper Binder
  • Easy-Open Side Battery Access Door
  • Intelligent Monitoring System Display Indicators
  • On-Board Self-Diagnostics
  • All-around dual front wheel drive
  • 48 volt electrical system
  • 3-Way Proportional hydraulic control valve
  • Full suspension seat with orange seat belt
  • Fully enclosed airtight wet disc brakes
  • Can-Bus communications system
  • Battery discharge indicator with lift interrupt
  • Multiple regenerative systems
  • OHG mounted headlights
  • Combination lever with integrated forward/reverse switch
  • IPx4 water-resistant design
  • U.L. "ES" Electrical System Rating
  • Telescopic-tiltable Steering Column
  • KOPS PLUS Lift/Travel Interlock
  • Emergency Disconnect Switch
  • Neutral Position Switch
  • Automatic Power Off
  • Anti-Rollback
  • Key-off Lift Lockout
  • Parking Brake with Release Button
  • Cushioned Rubber Floor Mat
  • Full Suspension Seat
  • Pen Tray
  • Paper Binder
  • Easy-Open Side Battery Access Door
  • Back-Up Alarm
  • Travel Alarm
  • Rearview Mirrors
  • Wide-angle Center Mirror
  • Rear Work Light
  • Amber Strobe Light
  • Rear Combo Light Package
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Cold Storage Package
  • Fishery Protection Package
  • Tilt Cylinder Boots
  • Multiple tire options
  • Add Hang-On and Integral Sideshifters
  • Back-Up Alarm
  • Travel Alarm
  • Rearview Mirrors
  • Wide-angle Center Mirror
  • Rear Work Light
  • Amber Strobe Light
  • Rear Combo Light Package
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Cold Storage Package
  • Fishery Protection Package
  • Tilt Cylinder Boots
  • Multiple tire options
  • Add Hang-On and Integral Sideshifters

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