Caterpillar Empty Container Handlers
Kinds of forklifts:
A major consideration when buying a forklift is whether to opt for internal combustion, electric or hybrid. Each and every technology has its advantages and disadvantages. It is very important to be able to differentiate one kind of forklift from another and to pick the best kind for the application. The following information can help you to choose the forklift that best fits all your needs.
A main benefit of electric is long-term cost savings. The first expense to buy spare batteries could seem pricey, but you actually save a lot of money by not having to purchase fuel and bring it to the work location. If you use some kind of alternative energy source, like solar panels or windmills, you could save even more money.
The drawback of electric is that downtime for charging the lift and changing out the batteries has to be factored in. This technology continues to improve as new methods of utilizing electric technology advances.
Variations on Forklifts:
Stand-up rider forklifts - These electric-powered forklifts have counterbalance weights constructed into the body and are made so that the driver rides inside the body of the truck.
Stand-up, narrow aisle rider - Ideal for areas with tight spaces. Rather than 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 rear of this sit-down rider.
Motorized hand-pallet jacks - This low-lift truck has forks and is made for the driver to stand on the back. Other versions are made to be walked.
Reach forklift - Utilized for long reach, this kind of forklift has a boom. The forklift is made to be stable on uneven surfaces by having the outriggers at the front.
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