Bendi Rear Wheel Drive Narrow Aisle Multipurpose Electric Forklift

The Bendi model B40AC works in aisles as narrow as *78″ (1.98M), has a basic capacity of 4,000 lbs. (1818 kg) at 24″ (600mm) load center and has lift heights available to 30′ (9.14M).

The Bendi B40AC is a 4-wheel articulating forklift with dual independently driven rear-drive tires and soft-poly front load tires. Excellent traction, braking and power enable climbing steep ramps with loads. Three or four stage masts are available making this unit excellent for loading/unloading trailers and containers. The B40AC can work inside and outside on paved surfaces and has a floating front axle allowing the truck to ride smoothly over uneven floors. The B40AC does all of the jobs of a reach and counterbalanced truck but in much narrower aisles.


Equipped with the Landoll DuraSteerTM front wheel hydraulic steering, the B40AC provides exceptional control and makes load placement and retrieval superior to the competition.


The versatile Bendi B40AC forklift replaces conventional reach and counterbalanced fork trucks in standard warehouse operations. The unique design allows operators to use it as a counterbalance truck indoors or out, yet operates in narrow aisles in your warehouse, replacing reach trucks that require much wider aisles. The Bendi B40AC has large diameter tires and the truck has great underclearance for avoiding floor obstructions. This forklift can go from inside the truck to the rack eliminating staging and additional operators and support forklifts.

*Based on 48 (1200mm) long x 40 (1000mm) wide load.


  • Integral Wide Stroke Sideshifter Makes Placing and Picking Loads Effortless
  • Creep Speed Mode Adds Enhanced Control when Handling Loads at High Elevations or While Training Operators
  • High Visibility Mast Allows Optimum Safety and Control
  • 4,000 lb. (1818kg) Capacity at 24
  • Interactive LCD Status Monitor (BDI with Lift Interrupt, Hour Meter with Service Monitor, Diagnostic Code Display, Input Device Calibration)
  • DuraSteerTM Front Wheel Hydraulic Steering Provides Smooth, Reliable, Long-Lasting Steering Control
  • Independently Controlled Rear Wheels Allow Independent Speed Control of Each Drive Tire Based on Steering Angle
  • High Efficiency Curtis AC Controllers Provide Trouble Free Operation
  • Ergonomic Design for Exceptional Operator Comfort and Safety
  • 48 Volt Electrical System
  • Cold Storage Conditioned to -22F (-30C)
  • Four-Wheel Design, Dual Rear Wheel Drive Provides Excellent Power, Braking and Traction
  • AC Traction and Hydraulic Motors Ensure Minimal Maintenance and High Efficiency

  • Battery Compartment Height (Floor to Top of Battery Tray): 19 in / 48 cm
  • Capacity: 4000 lbs / 1818 kg
  • Chassis Width: 48 in / 122 cm
  • Drive Motor Rating: 5.6ea / 11.2 Total kWh
  • Fork Carriage Width: 41 in / 104 cm
  • Fork Length: 41 in / 104 cm
  • Fork Spread: 9.4-39.5 in / 24-100 cm
  • Gradeability (loaded): 15%
  • Gradeability (unloaded): 15%
  • Hydraulic Control Type (Curtis): AC
  • Hydraulic Motor Rating: 12 kW
  • Intersecting Aisle: 108 in / 274 cm
  • Lift Speed (loaded): 90 fpm / 27.4 mpm
  • Lift Speed (unloaded): 110 fpm / 33.5 mpm
  • Load Center: 24 in / 600 mm
  • Lost Load Center: 12 in / 30.5 cm
  • Lowering Speed (loaded): 100 fpm / 30.4 mpm
  • Lowering Speed (unloaded): 90 fpm / 27.4 mpm
  • Mast Tilt (Up to 293 inches): 3 / 3 degrees
  • Mast Tilt (Up to 294 inches and higher): 2 / 1 degrees
  • Operator Floor Height: 31 in / 79 cm
  • Overall Length to Face of Forks (Mast Vertical): 103 in / 262 cm
  • Overhead Guard Height: 87 in / 221 cm
  • Overhead Guard Width: 40 in / 102 cm
  • Power Source: 48 Volt Battery
  • Rear Overhang: 28 in / 71 cm
  • Right Angle Stacking Aisle: 78 in / 198 cm
  • Traction Control Type (Curtis): AC
  • Travel Speed (loaded): 6.5 mph / 10.5 kph
  • Travel Speed (unloaded): 7 mph / 11.3 kph
  • Underclearance (Under Mast): 3 in / 7.6 cm
  • Weight with Battery: 13770 lbs / 6259 kg
  • Wheel Size (front): 14x5 in / 35.6x12.7 cm
  • Wheel Size (rear): 18x7 in / 45.7x17.8 cm
  • Wheelbase: 63 in / 160 cm
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