On May 19 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) showed its new forklift with radiation shielded cabin, developed to enable safe handling of contaminated rubble around Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station operated by Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (TEPCO), to members of the press. The showing was held at the Sagamihara Machinery Works of company's General Machinery & Special Vehicles.
The newly developed radiation shielded cabin is adaptable to installment on a wide range of vehicles. Going forward, upon request from customers the company will manufacture a lightweight model and other versions suitable for various types of construction equipment.
Details of Forklift with Radiation Shielded Cabin