Mi-Jack Products Works with Taylor Machine Works and Terberg Taylor Americas to Support the C.O.R.E. Initiative

May 6, 2024

Transforming Heavy-Duty Equipment with Zero Emissions Technology 

In the pursuit of cleaner air and a sustainable future, California is taking bold steps to incentivize the adoption of zero-emission off-road equipment. The Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE), launched by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in partnership with the nonprofit CALSTART, is a multimillion-dollar incentive project intended to encourage the purchase or lease of commercial heavy-duty equipment with a streamlined voucher that helps offset the higher cost of zero-emission technology.

Mi-Jack Products, as a prominent distributor of Taylor Machine Works’ and Terberg Taylor Americas’ material handling equipment, with their innovative zero-emission electric heavy-duty forklifts, container handlers, and terminal tractors, is leading the charge on this initiative to provide a cleaner solution for marine and container terminals, railways, and distribution centers across the country by providing equipment that is eligible to receive these discounts.

A Partnership for Innovative Solutions

Taylor Machine Works and Terberg Taylor Americas, both leaders in the design and manufacturing of zero-emissions equipment, have long collaborated with Mi-Jack Products to distribute material handlers nationwide. With the recent innovation of battery electric vehicle heavy-duty equipment, this partnership not only expands the availability of zero-emission material handling solutions but also contributes to California’s vision of a cleaner, sustainable future.

As California continues to lead the charge in zero-emission transportation, initiatives like CORE and companies like Mi-Jack Products are instrumental in driving the transition to a greener, more sustainable heavy-duty equipment industry.

With the recent innovation of battery electric vehicle heavy-duty equipment, this partnership not only expands the availability of zero-emission material handling solutions but also contributes to California’s vision of a cleaner, sustainable future.

Benefits of Zero-Emission Equipment

The shift towards zero-emission heavy-duty equipment, such as the ZLC-994, ZLC-995, ZLC-996 loaded container handlers, the ZH-360L, ZH-350L, and the Z-360L electric forklifts, and the YT-203 EV Yard/Terminal Tractors comes with several advantages. Unlike traditional diesel-driven powertrains that require frequent maintenance, electric heavy-duty equipment boasts maintenance-free electric traction and pump motors. The robust nickel-manganese-cobalt battery technology guarantees ample charges for extended shifts, requiring minimal time for recharging.

Taylor’s electric forklifts, powered by Permanent Magnet Synchronous Electric Motors (PMSM) and American-manufactured NMC batteries, feature advanced E-Axle technology. This technology utilizes regenerative braking to assist with battery recharge during operation, optimizing recharge time to a minimum. With the option for quick charging during breaks, these lift trucks can match the same multi-shift work cycles of their internal combustion counterparts.

Electric heavy-duty forklift

Electric Hostler truck at a warehouse

Terberg Taylor Americas’ electric yard and terminal tractors can be used with combined battery pack combinations up to 222 kWh and selected to what best suits operations. Enhanced by a Thermal Management System, the battery technology enables operation across diverse climates, both extreme cold or extreme heat. The YT203-EV utilizes DC chargers compatible with standard charging stations, featuring a universal charging connector compliant with the automotive standard.

CORE Qualified Heavy-Duty Equipment Available Through Mi-Jack Products

Mi-Jack Products offers a range of electric heavy-duty forklifts, loaded container handlers, and terminal tractors eligible for CORE vouchers:

These heavy-duty forklifts showcase an impressive capacity of up to 36,000 lbs. with many features that assist with operator comfort and protection that matches if not surpasses the capacity of the standard pneumatic tire forklifts.

With an incredible 90,000 lb. capacity on a 97-inch load center, these container handlers are designed with an Ultra-View telescopic mast integral for stacking containers up to 6-high alongside an all-electric battery power drivetrain that will provide two full shift run times with only a five-hour charge time.

  • Terberg Taylor Americas Electric Yard/Terminal Tractors: YT203-EV

With a (fifth wheel capacity) of 79,000 lb. and a GCW of 65-105 tons depending on operating conditions, these terminal and yard tractors have an electric motor performance comparable to any diesel engine’s capability.

California’s Commitment to Zero-Emission Off-Road Equipment

The CORE project aims to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission off-road freight equipment within the state. This initiative offers a streamlined voucher process to offset the higher costs associated with cutting-edge zero-emission technologies, making them more accessible for California businesses both large and small.

Voucher amounts under CORE are determined based on the incremental cost difference between traditional and zero-emission equipment. Furthermore, additional funding is available for purchasing and accessing charging infrastructure, equipment deployed in pollution overburdened communities, and purchases by small businesses.

CARB’s Role in Zero-Emission Transportation

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is at the forefront of zero-emission transportation efforts. With a focus on protecting public health from air pollution, CARB leads the state’s initiatives to address global climate change. CARB’s incentive programs have paved the way for the availability of over 100 light-duty vehicle options and more than 500 models for heavy-duty vehicles and equipment in California.

Millions in Funding for Zero-Emission Off-Road Equipment

CARB recently approved a $624 million funding plan for incentive programs, including $27 million in vouchers for zero-emission off-road heavy-duty equipment purchases. This significant investment, detailed in the 2023-2024 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives, underscores California’s commitment to a zero-emission future.

As California continues to lead the charge in zero-emission transportation, initiatives like CORE and companies like Mi-Jack Products are instrumental in driving the transition to a greener, more sustainable heavy-duty equipment industry.

The Sustainable Solution That Never Sacrifices Productivity

Mi-Jack Products along with innovative companies like Taylor Machine Works and Terberg Taylor Americas are known to provide their customers with the best, high-quality equipment that enhances operational efficiency and productivity while maintaining the utmost safety standards. The introduction of battery electric heavy-duty equipment for material lifting and handling in container terminals, railways, or distribution centers not only promotes improved air quality for worksites and surrounding communities but continues to drive productivity and efficiency without any downtime.

In addition to the significant reduction in service requirements compared to traditional diesel engines, Mi-Jack Global Product Support stands ready to provide comprehensive services and support throughout the entire lifespan of their products. Their dedicated team is prepared to deploy anywhere on short notice.

For further details and purchasing, please reach out to Mi-Jack Products.

Search for Mi-Jack Products under the CORE qualified dealer list: https://californiacore.org/dealerlist/

To learn more about the application process and the CORE Project, visit https://californiacore.org/how-to-participate/

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