Sky Trak 3606 Telescopic Material Handler
Trak needed to develop a unique telescopic handler to boost sales in European markets,
where the target segment is owner-operators. To also keep its leadership position in the
US, the same handler design needed to adaptable to accommodate its chief US market
segment-buyers for leased use.
Joss developed one flexible design that allowed Trak the necessary manufacturing
flexibility to meet the requirements of two divergent market segments. The European
model features creature comforts, such as a wrap-around glass cab, stereo, power
windows and air conditioning. The stepped down US model is ideal for the tough, rugged
A focus on ergonomics:
Ergonomic research helped us evaluate critical safety issues from an operator standpoint.
This research resulted in a unique configuration offering improved visibility, open cab
design, 360° view and reduced noise.
A full-size ergonomic buck of the cab compartment allowed our team to evaluate
operator positioning and relationship to the steering wheel, joystick, pedal and other
controls. The result is an operator compartment from which the handler can be
comfortably operated by virtually any size person, whether dressed in a T-shirt and jeans
or bulky coveralls and gloves.