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Electric trucks


Heavy duty platform trucks and trolleys for battery-powered or hybrid material handling


One of Morello key expertise is design and manufacturing of unique electric platform truck models with battery or hybrid powered engines according to individual projects and specific operating requirements. Customized electric truck for material handling of large, heavy and non-standard cargo on-site will perfectly suit manufacturing companies all over the world.
Problem of pollution caused by diesel vehicles is constantly growing providing a key trend of overview or even prohibition in on-site material handling both indoors in the sheds and outdoors within industrial areas. In line with modern requirements Morello portfolio offers wide range of heavy duty platform trucks and trolleys in fully-electric (battery-powered) or hybrid solutions.

electric platform truck


Battery-powered ride-on transporter uses traction based on alternating current electric motors using PLC managements and latest generation inverters getting power from one or more batteries mounted on electric lorries.

Essential advantages of a fully electric flatbed transporter compared to a diesel one include:

  • Complete absence of pollution (with total flexibility of use, both indoors and outdoors)
  • Consumption savings of thousands of euros per year (Diesel against Electricity)
  • Almost complete absence of maintenance
  • Increase in vehicle’s useful life periods (the replacement of an electric motor is very simple and cheap)
  • Huge decrease in noise pollution
  • Possibility of automation.

Battery types in our heavy duty platform truck vary from classic lead-acid batteries to the latest generation of lithium batteries.
Precisely the use of lithium batteries has contributed to the increasing spread of battery trucks. Thanks to their charging speed (which can go up to an hour, with the most sophisticated lithium-ion cells) and the possibility of being recharged even for a few minutes (bottle feeding), these batteries have allowed battery-powered coil trucks suit the most tense work cycles, which do not allow long stops for recharging. With an adequate study of the battery size, recharging breaks and replacement conditions the use of material handling electric truck can be guaranteed nonstop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Hybrid is an extremely flexible type of electric platform truck combining absence of pollution from a battery wagon with the autonomy of a diesel vehicle. Morello hybrid ride-on transporters can operate both using only battery power and diesel engine providing operator with opportunity to switch from battery power (completely emission-free) to diesel power simply by turning a selector. Such flexibility is very useful for all those movements that involve both indoor and outdoor operations providing extensive autonomy autonomy that at the present moment would be difficult to reach with a battery-driven solutions.
Morello electric flatbed transporter is mounted with electric traction motors with alternating current, managed by a PLC and inverter to ensure low maintenance and high reliability that define Morello production. Morello electric platform truck provides a perfect alternative to hydraulic motors with their high maintenance costs, environmental issues, high consumption and low reliability.

Morello key expertise enables design and manufacturing of material handling trucks according to the customer’s needs, customizing them in almost every aspect. Customization is often required for holding mold and coils with trucks requiring saddles suitable for the transport of coils or reinforced frames for the concentration of mold loads.
In addition to trucks for coils and mold transportation, Morello sells material handling electric trucks for steel mills, foundries, aeronautical, nuclear, energy, aluminium, oil & gas sectors and other industries requiring on-site and heavy-duty transportation.

Morello electric trucks equipped with PLC, inverters and electronic sensors are perfectly suitable for complete automation of industrial material handling. Upon request, heavy-duty platform trucks from Morello can be supplied in AGV version as well as be prepared for future automation.

Technical characteristics

from 1 ton to 1000 tons
on request
Steering systems
front axle (all axles or omnidirectional on request)
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Power supply
battery (diesel generator, hybrid or hydrogen on request)
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Travel speed
on request (from 3 km/h to over 15 km/h)
Drive motors
AC motors (hydraulic motors on request)
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Steering motors
AC motors (hydraulic motors on request)
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Kind of wheels
solid rubber, pneumatic, polyurethane
Lifting deck
on request (lifting stroke from 50 mm)
Kind of battery
lead acid, gel, lithium, pure lead
Battery life
on request (from 1500 m to over 15000 m)
Climbing ability
on request (from 2% to over 20%)
Operating environment
indoor, outdoor, offshore
Safety devices
laser scanners, sensitive bumpers, ultrasonic sensors
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Industry 4.0 ready
on request
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Hazardous areas conform (EX)
on request (ATEX, IECEx, NEC 500)
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Automatic version – AGV
on request
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