<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=844110755685071&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">

The TCM FHB40-55: Our Newest Electric Truck

TCM is excited to announce the development of its newest electric forklift truck, the FHB40-55.

Designed to provide material handling operations with the highest standards in comfort, efficiency and safety, this
electric 4 wheel counterbalance truck offers all the power and handling of a traditional engine truck but with zero emissions and a low total cost of ownership.

Read on to discover all about its key design features and how your operations could benefit.

Interested in finding out more about the FHB40-55? Contact our team today.

Market-leading operator comfort

This new counterbalance truck is designed to be comfortable for operators and easy to use, even on the longest of shifts. As well as making the trucks more pleasant to operate, this can improve operator health and safety, reducing working days lost due to physical strain.

Ergonomic controls and seating allow operators to take control with minimal effort. The mini steering wheel provides precise control and means that visibility is better than in most forklifts.

The truck’s hydraulic levers are positioned for maximum comfort, and electronic finger-tip control means that operators can carry out every operation they need to, without needing to lift their hand — even if they’re wearing gloves.

This truck is also incredibly quiet. In fact, it runs almost silently and has the quietest hydraulic pump on the market. The noise pollution produced by many forklifts can make it difficult to think clearly and work efficiently. Not only does this lead to lower productivity levels, it can raise sickness levels and staff turnover. In this new truck, the near-silent operation means that your operators can work effectively without being affected by noise-related fatigue or stress.

The FHB is suitable for both indoor and outdoor operation. It has internal climate control to allow operators to easily adjust to their environment, with integrated air conditioning and instant heat. There is excellent ventilation, with windows that open easily when needed. And it’s showerproof to allow seamless outdoor working — whatever the weather.

Related read: 3 Ways to Balance Forklift Operator Comfort with Efficiency

Enhanced safety and security

The TCM FHB40-55 electric truck has an obstacle-free design that gives operators a clear, all-round view of their surroundings from the cabin, even when enclosed. There’s no need to lean dangerously to see what’s ahead — operators have full visibility without straining or stretching. The inside of the operator compartment is also deliberately made out of dark materials, which helps to reduce reflections on the windows that can impede vision.

Advanced driver assistance calculates and adjusts speeds automatically. The hill hold function prevents the truck from rolling backwards when on a ramp, and load sensing monitors the truck’s lift, tilt, speed and load weights to make automatic performance adjustments.

The lighting in the FHB is also particularly good, meaning that this forklift can be easily and safely used in any conditions, including low light and bad weather. The truck has mast, overhead guard and rear-mounted lights that illuminate the load and its surroundings, rather than the truck itself, allowing the operator to easily see what they’re working on at all times.

Safety lights activate automatically as needed depending on the direction of travel. They also define safe boundaries around the truck for nearby workers. And the driving lights allow flexible operation, with a low beam, front, stop and tail lights, optional beacon and indicators.

Related read: How our electric counterbalance range ensures operator safety

Built for power and efficiency


The TCM FHB40-55 electric truck is designed for energy efficiency — vital to lowering your total cost of ownership — while offering all the power of a large-engined vehicle. In this respect, the FHB40-55 handles much more like a large-engined diesel forklift to operate but with a quietness and efficiency that equivalent engine models cannot match.

The power boost accelerator can be activated for an instant power boost, such as when travelling uphill or for particularly heavy loads. The torque boost automatically adjusts the truck’s motor torque, improving performance by allowing it to maintain speed on ramps and inclines.

On top of this, the FHB40-55 comes with a choice of lead acid or lithium-ion batteries, so you can decide which battery type works best for your operation.

Easy for operators to use

The FHB40-55’s ease of use will be welcomed by operators and warehouse managers alike. Its clearly visible displays provide all the information operators need without distraction, including lifting and loading messages, alarms, and instructions, while its intuitive design means operators will be able to get the most out of the vehicles in as little time as possible.

The FHB40-55 also makes shift or operator changes easy, with quick release locks and 180-degree opening doors. For those with lead acid batteries, your battery changes and water level checks will be faster. Lithium-ion battery users will benefit from being able to charge their trucks without the need to open any of the doors.

Choose the right options for your operations

Whether you’re just starting down your electrification journey or you are looking to upgrade your existing electric fleet, the TCM FHB40-55 has much to offer.

Available in 6 different models, including a compact chassis model that’s ideal for tight spaces, and a high-performance model for intensive work, we’re confident you can find an FHB to meet your operational requirements. There are four capacities available: 4.0, 4.5, 5.0 and 5.5 tonnes.

Interested in finding out more about this FHB40-55? Click the button below to contact our team.

Also, please note that some features mentioned may be options. Please consult your dealer representative for full details.


Material Handling // 5 min read

Forklift Battery Types: Which Is the Most Economical?

Most warehousing operations will use one one of two main battery types to power their forklifts: lithium-ion batteries and lead acid batteries.

A third type exists, nickel cadmium batteries, but these are costly and can be difficult to handle. They’re ultra-reliable and are right for some businesses, but for most, lead acid or lithium-ion will prove more economical.

Material Handling // 5 min read

Electric vs. Gas or Diesel Forklifts: Which One is Right for the Job?

As soon as you start investigating forklift trucks for your fleet, you'll see a range of different power options. The market used to be dominated by diesel, but now LPG/gas and electric-powered forklifts are easily available. (Under the electric heading, you'll also see different battery types, for example Lithium-ion). So are there pros and cons for each? Which one should you choose? 

Material Handling // 6 min read

Demystifying 2030: What the EU Stage V Emissions Regulations Could Mean for You

2030 marks a significant period of change in the material handling industry and beyond. But what will the EU Stage V emissions regulations look like in practice, and how can your business prepare? Read on to find out more.

Business Development // 6 min read

Checklist: 4 Ways to Extend Your Forklift Battery Life

If your business is operating an electric forklift fleet, maintaining your forklift batteries and factoring in sufficient charging time into your shift patterns should be a key priority. Read on to discover how to help protect your material handling investments.

Batteries // 4 min read

Why Wet-Cell Battery Technology Could Surpass Lithium-Ion

With electrification gaining increasing coverage in the run-up to the 2030 ban on petrol and diesel engines, lithium-ion is a hot topic. However, it might not necessarily be the best solution for your business’ unique operation. Read on to find out why.

Material Handling // 6 min read

Investing in Electric Forklifts: The Ultimate Guide

Are you thinking of investing in an electric forklift truck, but unsure where to start? This guide covers all of the factors you need to consider. Read on to learn more.

Batteries // 6 min read

How Much Will the Electrification of Your Forklift Fleet Cost?

The upfront cost of electric forklifts is typically higher than their ICE counterparts, but have you stopped to consider the long-term ROI of your initial investment?

Batteries // 5 min read

Lead-Acid or Lithium-Ion: What's Powering Your Warehouse?

With a broad range of batteries on the market and conflicting information on each, it can be difficult knowing which battery type is best suited to your business. Is lithium-ion the battery of the future, or are better options available?

Batteries // 4 min read

TCM Leads Material Handling Industry Towards an Electrified Future

TCM is driving the change towards electrification. Discover how our electric forklift and battery alternatives to the ICE trucks currently available can support your business through this transitionary period.

Batteries // 4 min read

5 Reasons to Switch from ICE to Electric Forklift Trucks

Switching to electric forklift trucks can enable your business to significantly reduce the total cost of ownership and streamline day-to-day operations.

Batteries // 3 min read

Forklift Charging Station Power Requirements Explained

Whether you’re running one electric forklift truck or an entire forklift fleet, your warehouse needs a designated forklift charging station. Discover how to make your charging room practical, compliant, and safe.

Batteries // 3 min read

How to Prepare Your Business for the Electrification of Your Forklift Fleet

Is your business taking steps to prepare for electrification? Don’t wait until 2030 — now is the time to research your options, educate your team and plan for the future before the regulation comes in.

Batteries // 5 min read

Increase Fuel Efficiency by Choosing the Right Forklift Battery

With so many different battery types on the market, it can be difficult knowing whether you’re using the most cost-efficient option. Discover how to boost fuel efficiency and reduce the TCO of your fleet.

Batteries // 5 min read

How to Choose the Right Forklift Truck Battery

This is the third in a series of four articles from Hoppecke UK this month, which focus on batteries and the areas you need to consider if opting for battery powered equipment.

Batteries // 2 min read

Why Forklift Servicing is Essential for Battery Efficiency

This is the third in a series of four articles from Hoppecke UK this month, which focus on batteries and the areas you need to consider if opting for battery powered equipment.

Batteries // 2 min read

The Environmental Benefits of Electric Forklift Trucks

This is the second in a series of four articles from Hoppecke UK this month, which focus on batteries and the areas you need to consider if opting for battery powered equipment.

Batteries // 2 min read

Reducing Energy Costs by Choosing the Correct Battery Technology

This is the first in a series of four articles from Hoppecke UK this month, which focus on batteries and the areas you need to consider if opting for battery powered equipment.

Batteries // 2 min read

How Businesses are Embracing the Future with Lithium-Ion Forklift Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries offer exceptional performance compared with traditional lead-acid. In this post we talk about the benefits of this new innovative technology. 

Batteries // 1 min read
convenience: