Summary:Electric Lift Trucks are a great choice for warehouses and other businesses looking to reduce operat...
Electric Lift Trucks are a great choice for warehouses and other businesses looking to reduce operating costs, increase efficiency, and improve safety.
These vehicles produce no emissions and require less maintenance than internal combustion (IC) trucks.
They're quiet and vibration-free, reducing operator fatigue. They also have shorter frames and wheelbases, making them easier to maneuver than IC trucks with propane tanks.
These trucks also have smaller, fewer moving parts and are more energy-efficient than diesel or LPG forklifts. They run on rechargeable batteries that hold charge over long periods of time.
Most electric forklifts can operate two shifts on a single battery charge, allowing your company to maximize productivity and save money. They're a great option for indoor operations, too, as they have fewer moving parts and are suited to areas that aren't as humid or hot.
The newest electric lift trucks can run on lithium-ion batteries, which can significantly increase the vehicle's energy efficiency. Some models even feature regenerative braking for more power and fuel savings.
They're a great choice for chemical warehouses because they can help them transport and store chemicals safely and efficiently, while minimizing the risk of accidents or spillage. These vehicles are especially important for chemical companies that follow strict safety procedures when handling hazardous materials.
Choosing the right model for your application can be difficult, however. Your local Cat lift truck dealer can guide you to an electric forklift that's right for your business and the job at hand.
A wide range of lift trucks are available with different capacity and height options to suit the application at hand. Whether you're dealing with heavy materials or high-density pallet loads, there's an electric forklift to meet your needs.
Your choice can be based on the application, size of the work area, or budget. There are also a variety of types of electric forklifts to choose from, including rider electric, counterbalanced lift, and reach fork lift.
Rider electrics come in three and four-wheel versions with the operator either standing or sitting on the lift truck's platform. Both versions provide plenty of visibility for drivers, enabling them to maintain focus on the job at hand while staying safe around people and other equipment.
The simplest way to ensure your electric forklift stays working is to check the fluids and controls on a regular basis, and keep the battery watered. Having your electric forklift checked and maintained frequently can help you minimize downtime, increase productivity, and save your company money.
Most electric forklifts have an easy-to-understand battery system that requires little to no maintenance. These systems can be maintained on a daily basis with simple checks of fluids and controls through easily accessible locations, plus regular battery equalising and watering.
Batteries can last longer when the temperature is lower, but you'll need to pay attention to battery watering and regular equalising to keep them running smoothly. For optimal longevity, make sure your forklift is not operating in temperatures over 113 degrees Fahrenheit.