What is the difference between battery-operated, diesel and gas forklifts?
Lift trucks became popular in the last century as technology advanced and the volumes of goods handled by industries became more and more. Operated with the necessary care, it provides an easy and effective solution for the moving of large amounts of material or goods. As with most things, as time went on, lift trucks underwent many changes and improvements. Different functions were added, and attachments were created for the handling of specific goods. Today a large variety of lift trucks exist, and it is important to choose the right one for your function in order to ensure safety and maximise productivity. One of the differentiations that does not necessarily relate to the specific function, but is still very important when choosing a lift truck or forklift, is the way it is powered. It is important to know whether you should be looking for battery-operated, diesel or gas forklifts.
So why is this so important? And how do you know which one is best suited for your needs? This specific feature would be more impacted by where you want to use it than what you want to use it for. Diesel forklifts are powerful machines, but because of their fuel they produce a large amount of harmful emissions. This makes them unsuitable for indoor use, but very suitable for yards. Then opposite is true for battery-operated trucks. They produce no emissions, so they are highly suitable for indoor use, such as in warehouses. Petrol or gas forklifts fall in between these two categories. They produce much less emissions than diesel trucks so they can be used indoors, but only if there is sufficient ventilation. These forklifts are quite useful when moving goods indoors from outside or vice versa.
Another thing to keep in mind is maintenance. Just like any other vehicle or machine, gas forklifts need to be serviced from time to time. Make sure that when you buy a truck, there is a recognised service centre near you. Elite Forklift Rental is a trusted name in the supply and maintenance of a variety of lift trucks, including gas forklifts.
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