These days lots of corporations are trying to be as environmentally responsible as possible. There are demanding cleaner products to utilize in their place of business. In order to meet all these expectations, lift truck corporations as well as their suppliers are considering other fuel ideas and cleaner burning energy sources.
One of the main surprises is that technology is allowing manufactures to build units that use less energy overall, cost less to operate, reduce carbon footprints and provide as much power as compared to their internal combustion or IC counterparts. These new designs are creating an obvious shift in the forklift market. Lots of manufacturers have since been encouraged to invest more into the research and development of these emerging machines.
Roughly 60 percent of today's lift truck market is represented by electric units. This is up from roughly 45% approximately 20 years ago. More and more businesses and corporations are enjoying lower operating costs by choosing electric. For example, the cost efficiency alone in regards to the costs of maintenance and fuel save businesses thousands of dollars. The electric units in comparison to IC models, provide a longer life to the fleet and the less emissions within the facility allow those working inside a much better air quality.
Reduced Emissions: By not emitting any carbons or carcinogens, there is a better overall improved operating condition, resulting in better health for your employees.
Reduced Expenses: Less operating expenses have resulted from less moving parts and the reduction in heat being produced.
Reduced Fuel Expenses: The electric units provide more stability and better costs when correctly maintained and taken care of. The batteries and chargers cost a lot less compared to Liquid Propane units.
Improved Operator Ergonomics: There is much heat and vibration produced by IC or internal combustion Engines. Both of these situations could really contribute to operator fatigue.