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Quick Forklift Facts

Did you know that forklifts could save your business a lot of money as it does the job of about 10 – 20 men put together?

They could be used to lift heavy merchandise and also clean up heavy scraps of dirt. Forklifts are also known as fork trucks in the U.S. You need to know the size of the load you are lifting in order to choose the right forklift. It is most likely to be a diesel truck, if it is a large one.

There are different types of forklifts available which can be powered by battery, fuel, diesel, electricity and propane. Battery powered trucks cost less to maintain and do not release harmful gases. Fuel, diesel and propane are more expensive to maintain and also release harmful gases, however, they are faster than electric-powered forklifts.

Diesel forklifts cannot be used indoors unlike gas and fuel, because they release emissions which are really dangerous to our health. Even though they are low cost, they are more expensive to run.

Electric forklifts are the best to use indoors, in places like warehouses, as they are free from emissions and they make less noise. They come with their own batteries which have to charge overnight to be used for the whole day.

Gas forklifts are the easiest types of forklifts to run because you can store the gas at your site and just re-fill whenever you need to.

There are forklifts that have been specifically made for outdoor work. They are called all-terrain forklifts, and they run on either fuel or propane.

At Hiremech, we provide several types of forklifts including:

  • Counterbalance gas (1), electric (2) and diesel (3) forklifts
  • Pallet trucks (4), and
  • Reach trucks (5)

Counterbalance Gas Forklift1Counterbalance Electric Forklift2Counterbalance Diesel Forklift3Pallet Trucks4Reach Trucks5

Click on the links below for more details:

Hiremech’s Forklift Guide

The Mheda Journal

New Forklifts-Forktrucks

 

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