With over a century of experience, Elwell-Parker has literally been building platform trucks longer than anyone. Starting with the first electric powered material handling vehicle in history, Elwell-Parker platform trucks have been playing a critical role in inter-facility logistics since 1906.
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From rail stations and ports to steel and aluminum mills, where they are still frequently used today, Elwell-Parker heavy duty platform trucks are designed to efficiently manage large, awkward, or otherwise hard-to-handle "problem" loads. They offer more flexibility and economy than railcar or crane systems and are more effective in certain situations than forklifts with similar capacities.
Popular Elwell-Parker platform truck lines include:
- L15 Platform Trucks - 6,000 to 125,000 pounds capacity
- L16 Platform Trucks - 6,000 to 125,000 pounds capacity
- L17 Platform Trucks - 6,000 to 125,000 pounds capacity
- L18 Platform Trucks - 6,000 to 125,000 pounds capacity
- L20 Platform Trucks - 10,000 to 125,000 pounds capacity
- L22 Platform Trucks - 10,000 to 125,000 pounds capacity
- L30 Platform Trucks - 20,000 to 80,000 pounds capacity
- L32 Platform Trucks - 20,000 to 80,000 pounds capacity
- L33 Platform Trucks - 20,000 to 80,000 pounds capacity
- L36 Platform Trucks - 20,000 to 80,000 pounds capacity
The Most Customized Vehicles in Modern Industry
The platform lift truck, perhaps more than any other product in the Elwell-Parker catalog*, has always been customized on a case-by-case basis for the customer. In each instance the truck is built to fit its intended application, which accounts for the wide range of capacities -- 4,000 to 125,000 pounds and up -- that is available for both high- and low-lift models in the Elwell-Parker L Series.
It is this specialization that has made these trucks particularly popular among heavy manufacturers, where the load can present a safety or quality challenge. Fragile items like large sheets of plate glass or more dangerous materials like ladles of molten metal can be safely lifted and moved because the truck is designed for that specific burden.
Designed on a Task By Task Basis
Specialization is also the reason that Elwell-Parker platform trucks have evolved into some of the most efficient freely moving equipment ever developed for interplant haulage. In fact, these trucks are so in tune with their respective functions that many have remained in service for decades and continue to be used on daily shifts in grueling environments.
While in many ways each vehicle is unique, the method behind their modular design is typical of Elwell-Parker's style of engineering. Much like the E30 and E31 Series of die handling trucks, every platform truck in the Elwell-Parker L Series shares a common suite of options such as discretionary positioning of the operator compartment.
Reliability Is the Only Standard Feature
Historically, whenever customers purchased new platform trucks from Elwell-Parker, they would be asked to specify a maximum lifting capacity and would then choose from six or so basic templates. These base models covered critical features such as the position and layout of the control station, which was available with sit-down, stand-up, or even rotating configurations.
After selecting the overall design, customers were then allowed to drill down into individual components such as steering systems and trail axles. Elwell-Parker's sales and engineering teams would act as consultants throughout the process until settling on a final blueprint that would result in the shortest possible work cycles with minimal (if any) changes to the customer's existing plant layout or operation.
We Make Your Platform Truck Better Than New
While Elwell-Parker is no longer developing new lines of L Series vehicles, we have the experience to find and match the right platform lift truck to your business. Whether you want to add a truck to your current fleet, are trying to change how you handle unwieldy loads, or are looking to upgrade or modify an existing vehicle, we are the experts you need.
We specialize in keeping sunset brands like Elwell-Parker and Autolift current and up-to-date, readying them for decades of continued service. In fact, by building upon their best features, we can ensure that any heavy duty platform truck from either brand will stay ahead of the curve and give you unmatched efficiency and reliability. Contact us online or call us at 1-800-272-9953 to learn more.
Work with Equipment That's Right for You
Model L15 - 6,000 to 125,000 pounds lifting capacity
Features include stand-up rear end controls and all-wheel steering. This model is ideally suited for long, bulky loads and can easily be driven forward and backward.
Model L16 - 6,000 to 125,000 pounds lifting capacity
Features include sit-down center controls with the power station located behind the operator to provide a clearer view of the load. This model also features all-wheel steering and is best for long hauls with relatively low loads.
Model L17 - 6,000 to 125,000 pounds lifting capacity
Features include stand-up center controls with the power station located behind the operator for excellent all-around vision and clear views of the load. This model also features all-wheel steering as well as easy entrance and exit points. Return to top of page.
Model L18 - 6,000 to 125,000 pounds lifting capacity
Features include sit-down front end controls with the power station and the platform located behind the operator. This model also features all-wheel steering and is ideal for long hauls with high loads that would normally obstruct an operator's vision.
Model L20 - 10,000 to 125,000 pounds lifting capacity
Features include stand-up rear end controls and fifth wheel steering. This model is best applied where loads must be positioned at right angles to the working aisle and is ideal for long, bulky loads. It can also be easily driven forward and backward.
Model L22 - 10,000 to 125,000 pound lifting capacity
Features include stand-up center controls with the power station located behind the operator. Also features fifth wheel steering and is generally used for right angle stacking. This model offers excellent all-around vision, easy entrance and exit points, and is well-suited to jobs where the operator needs a clear view of the load.
Model L30 - 20,000 to 80,000 pound lifting capacity
Features include stand-up controls with the power station located in front of the operator. This configuration acts as a safety feature for certain applications, such as in glass factories.
Model L33 - 20,000 to 80,000 pound lifting capacity
Features include stand-up center controls with split batteries. This model has a much shorter wheelbase for tight turns and is ideal for use in confined areas.
Model L36 - 20,000 to 80,000 pound lifting capacity
Features include sit-down front end controls with the power station and the platform located behind the operator. This model is ideal for long hauls where high visibility and tight turning are critical.
We can service, repair, remanufacture, or upgrade these vehicles as well as any other piece of Elwell-Parker equipment. Contact us online or call us today at 1-800-272-9953. See more material handling equipment by Elwell-Parker.
*Downloadable documents and literature may contain contact or product information that is no longer current. Specifications and other details are subject to change without notice. Not all vehicles shown may be available. For additional information, please contact an Elwell-Parker representative at 1-800-272-9953.