Electric Lift Truck Specs
Lift trucks are utilized for carrying and lifting loads in job sites such as construction and warehousing. Forklifts come in various classes which utilize different types of fuel. The electric lift truck is becoming extremely popular in a wide array of industries. They are powered by rechargeable lead-acid batteries which are more powerful and bigger compared to batteries utilized for cars. Within this broad category of electric forklift, there are various sub-types distinguished by some common specifications.
Load capacity is the total weight that a specific model of forklift can support.
The vertical lift travel of the lift truck is the stroke. It describes the amount of difference between the fully-loaded and fully-raised positions of the particular forklift.
In order to organize the features of the various models, classes of lift trucks have been categorized into eight classes. Classes I, II, and III pertain to electric lift trucks. Class I lift trucks cover electric motor trucks designed to be ridden by the operator while in operation. Class II electric lift trucks are recommended for stocking and pulling goods in a warehouse and are manufactured for efficiency in narrow aisle environments. Class III electric forklifts are motor-powered hand trucks which are operated by a person who walks at the back of the model.
The battery specifications help to offer the required information pertaining to its performance. On the forklift is a plate which identifies the volts put out from the battery. The weight of the battery would often be specified on the lift truck also, as that information is needed to know the amount of weight the forklift must support. Normally the specification also includes the weight of the forklift truck without the battery.
The input is the energy the battery of the forklift is made to accept while charging. This is an important condition. For example, an electric lift truck may be able to accept either 460 or 230 volts at a time.