Types of forklifts:
Choosing among hybrid, internal combustion or electric is a main consideration when purchasing a forklift. Every technology has its disadvantages and advantages. It is very essential to differentiate one kind of forklift from another and to select the best type for the application. The following information can help you to choose the kind of forklift that best fits all your needs.
The long-term cost savings is a key benefit of using electric forklifts. The initial expense to purchase spare batteries can seem expensive, but you save some money by not having to buy fuel and bring it to the work site. If you use some type of alternative source of energy, like solar panels or windmills, you could save even more money.
The downtime for charging the lift and changing out the batteries are among the downsides of utilizing electric forklifts. This technology continues to improve as new methods of using electric technology advances.
Variations on Forklifts:
Stand-up rider forklifts - Designed so that the operator rides inside the body of the truck, these electric-powered forklifts have counterbalance weights built into the body.
Stand-up, narrow aisle rider - Ideal for areas with tight spaces. Instead of having counterweight within its body, this electric forklift is designed with straddle legs on every side to provide stability.
Sit-down rider - The counterbalance is situated at the back of this sit-down rider.
Motorized hand-pallet jacks - It is a low-lift truck that has forks and is designed so that the driver can stand on the back. Other models are designed to be walked.
Reach forklift - Used for long reach, this type of forklift has a boom. The forklift is made to be stable on uneven surfaces by having the outriggers at the front.