DOT-LokTM G2 prevents forklift operators from enabling a drive gear if the vehicle land speed and/or engine RPM level is too high. The transmission engages a gear, only when the throttle is low enough and the delay time has elapsed. The delay allows the engine to rev down before shifting occurs. DOT-Lok interfaces directly to the vehicle APPS sensor if the vehicle is equipped with electronic throttle (Drive by Wire). DOT-Lok MPE can be fitted on vehicles with mechanical throttle linkages by adding a limit switch. The standard DOT-Lok system defaults the transmission into NEUTRAL when shifting outside set shift ranges. By enabling the optional Engine Braking feature, the transmission remains in the gear for which the truck is traveling and the engine automatically idles down utilizing engine assisted braking. By enabling the optional Auxiliary Lockout, the transmission automatically shifts into Neutral when required, i.e. the operator leaves the vehicle with the engine running and transmission engaged.
DOT-Lok TRACTION DOT-Lok Speed Sensitive Shifting is available as a stand-alone product or can be purchased with Traction Control. DOT-Lok Traction Control has all the features of the standard Speed Sensitive Shifting unit plus traction control. Traction Control prevents the drive tires from free spinning when a forklift operates on slick surfaces such as ice, oil, water, dust and ash covered surfaces. The system further limits tire spinning when the inching pedal is dumped at high engine RPMs. Please Note: In the below traction video, soap and water was spread across the floor.
DOT-Lok/PACE-One Combos The DOT-Lok shift inhibitor can also be purchased as a combo kit to include all PACE-One G2 speed limit features (see PACE-One G2 page). Also see video below.
User programmable settings Shift Light (optional) Plug & Play installation Direct interface to Vehicle APPS Sensor Utilizes existing vehicle speed sensor (if sensor is inductive or NPN style) Engine braking (0ptional) Auxiliary Switch Lockout (Optional) Visual LED indicators APPS Capture
Shift Speeds - GO/NO GO shift speeds Shift Delays - time between when all shift parameters are "GO" to when transmission shifts Throttle Control Option - transmission will not shift when engine RPM is above set limits Throttle Delay - allows mass of engine to return to idle before shifting Engine Braking (Optional) - when shifting above accepted set travel speed, vehicle stays in gear (of current travel direction) and automatically reduces engine speed to selected settings (slightly above idle) thus using engine assisted braking to help slow truck. Auxiliary Switch Lockout - automatically defaults transmission in Neutral when operator vacates driver's seat with engine running and transmission engaged or the inching pedal is depressed for an extended period of time.