Princeton Piggyback Forklifts

Look on just about any California highway and you’ll see truckers with a Princeton piggyback or truck mounted forklift product. With capacities from 3,000 to 8,000 lbs., Princeton offers the industry’s broadest range of two and three-wheel drive smooth and rough terrain products.

Princeton’s unique options such as double-reach masts for one-sided vehicle unloading and “4-way” movement can transport long loads like engineered lumber through narrow job site areas.

Princeton’s patented Easy Hitch Hook Mounting System is widely recognized as the industry’s easiest, fastest and most flexible truck or trailer mounting system.

Princeton PiggyBack®
PB36

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The Princeton PB36 fits on Single Axle Delivery Trucks!

Applications:
Beverages
Bottled Gas
Doors & Windows

Introducing the brand new upgrade to the tried and true PiggyBack Z1 – The Princeton PB36! This smaller and lighter model forklift can be carried behind “beverage-style” trailers with roll-up doors. With retracting wheel arms, the PB36 will even mount to the rear of trailers which have rear axles positioned fully to the rear of the trailer.

BEYOND PERFORMANCE

The Princeton PB36 delivers:

  • Inside Garages
  • Over Long Distances
  • To Retail Sites
  • All-Weather Performance

The Princeton PB36 can be the perfect delivery tool for:

  • Bottled Gas of All Types
  • Beverage of All Types
  • Storage Containers
  • Industrial Supplies

EPA Tier 4 Compliant Engine
Perhaps the biggest news with the new PB36 is the all new, technologically advanced, Tier 4 Final compliant engine. Offering higher horsepower, higher torque, improved fuel consumption, and greater service intervals; the new Kohler power plant is the greatest leap forward in technology on this new truck-mounted forklift

Princeton PiggyBack®
PB45 S TM

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Perhaps the biggest news with the new PB45 STM is the all new, technologically advanced, Tier 4 Final compliant engine.

The all-new Princeton PB45 STM Forklift is our static mast machine that offers 4500 lbs of lifting capacity in a compact, yet powerful package. Available in standard or low-profile design, this versatile machine can deliver across all types of terrain and even into low overhead clearance areas. The PB45 STM also has excellent stability. While weighing in at only about 4,500lbs, the all wheel drive and low center of gravity makes a machine that feels sure footed and rugged. The pantograph extension arm also allow partial one-side unloading. Even more impressive, the machine was designed to have a shorter overall length. The PB45 can be configured to a 53” overhang which allows for mounting to even 48 foot-long trailers.

EPA Tier 4 Compliant Engine

Offering higher horsepower, higher torque, improved fuel consumption, and greater service intervals; the new power plant is the greatest leap forward in technology on this new truck-mounted forklift.

Princeton PiggyBack® PB45

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Perhaps the biggest news with the new PB45 is the all new, technologically advanced, Tier 4 Final compliant engine.

Applications
Doors & Windows
Drywall
General Building Materials
Lumber
Moving & Storage
Roofing
Sod

The all-new Princeton PB45 Forklift is our medium-duty machine that offers 4500 lbs of lifting capacity in a compact, yet powerful package. Customers delivering lighter building materials, roofing, insulation, tile and agricultural products will find this new forklift to be everything they need and more. The PB45 forklift has excellent stability. While weighing in at only about 5,000lbs, the machine feels sure footed and rugged. Engineers designed the machine to have excellent ground clearance AND a low center of gravity. Even more impressive, the machine was designed to have a shorter overall length. The PB45 can be configured to a 56” overhang which allows for mounting to even 48 foot-long trailers.

EPA Tier 4 Compliant Engine

Perhaps the biggest news with the new PB45 is the all new, technologically advanced, Tier 4 Final compliant engine. Offering higher horsepower, higher torque, improved fuel consumption, and greater service intervals; the new power plant is the greatest leap forward in technology on this new truck-mounted forklift.

Princeton PiggyBack® PB55+

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The advantages really add up with the PiggyBack PB55+.

Applications:
Brick, Block & Pavers
Drywall
General Building Materials
Lumber
Roofing
Sod

The 5,500 lb capacity PB55+ is the hands down favorite choice of the brick, block, and paver industries. It’s rugged design, center seating make it ideal for most construction site delivery applications. The PB55+ offers high horsepower, excellent ground clearance and Princeton’s exclusive Trac-Loc traction control system to tackle the roughest job sites. An optional brick & block package makes handling cubed products easier on a job site.

The advantages really add up with the PiggyBack PB55+. The new PB+ series machines have been redesigned with new features on the inside and out to increase performance, safety, options, and simplify maintenance.

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TRUCK MOUNTING BASICS

Introduction to truck-mounting

Princeton has almost 30 years of truck-mounted forklift experience. The basics are simple, but there are many details to cover to insure maximum productivity and safety. In general, almost any truck or trailer can be modified to carry a PiggyBack®. Princeton features the EZ Hitch® mounting system, which is a proven and tested design. This is also the only mounting system in the industry that features 3 point safety: hook, pin & slack safety chain. The unit is ready to use in less than 60 seconds.

The Easy Hitch ® Mounting Kit

Using the wrong or incorrectly installed mounting system will result in excessive machine wear and maintenance cost. The EZ Hitch mounting system takes all weight off hydraulic components and relieves all driving related stress to the mounting kit.

All weight is carried on the PiggyBack’s hooks, while shocks are absorbed by the tires. This unique and patented system ensures a smooth and safe ride for the unit.

Automatic Tilt Relief (ATR)

All Piggy Back Forklifts that are mounted on the EZ Hitch mounting system, are equipped with Automatic Tilt Relief (ATR). This device automatically releases all hydraulic pressure. The device is activated as soon as the unit is mounted, and the right turn signal of the truck or trailer is activated.

This device ensures that the unit is mounted correctly, and there is no pressure on the hydraulic system.

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