Most normally, internal combustion or IC forklifts are utilized for indoor operations including: manufacturing, trucking, bottling and warehousing, among other things. These models ride on cushion tires which are solid rubber tires. The IC forklift models could run either by LPG or Liquid Petroleum Gas, dual fuel or diesel. The dual fuel models operate with both LPG or Liquid Petroleum Gas and gasoline. These machinery could function on either fuel but not simultaneously. Internal combustion engines are Class 4 lift trucks. The engine can power the hydraulics, the truck and all functions of the truck.
Nissan's forklift Platinum II units and the GO4 Series have lifting capacities from 3000 to 11,000 pounds. They come in units powered by LPG or dual-fuel or LPG/gasoline engines. The CARB certification on these particular engines gives them the confidence to help protect nature as it allows the forklifts to produce low emissions. The environmental certifications like CARB, help a lot of employers provide their employees cleaner and thus safer working settings.
Nissan's fuel management systems like the LP/Gas combinations provide optimal engine operation which will help to decrease exhaust emissions and provide fantastic fuel economy at the same time. Every Platinum II fork truck is equipped with their basic compressive engine protection system in place to warn operators in case of a severe drop in oil pressure or excessive heat. This specific system helps to extend your engine and drive train life to help keep your lift truck investment working at its optimum ability.
The dual fuel units are making a splash in the industry as a lot of companies are trying to be as "green" as possible and as environmentally efficient and friendly as they can. It's also a good idea to rent the equipment for a bit to find out if you like the way it handles prior to making a huge investment. There are numerous alternatives within the industry these days and with some research, you would be able to pick the right unit for your certain operation.