Nowadays a lot of corporations are trying to be as environmentally responsible as possible. There are demanding cleaner products to use in their place of business. To be able to meet all these expectations, lift truck corporations and their suppliers are considering cleaner burning energy sources and alternative fuel ideas.
One of the main surprises is that technology is enabling 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 IC or internal combustion counterparts. These new designs are creating an obvious shift within the forklift market. A lot of manufacturers have since been prompted to invest more into the research and development of these emerging machinery.
About 60 percent of today's lift truck market is represented by electric models. This is up from roughly 45 percent about 20 years ago. More and more corporations and businesses are enjoying less operating expenses by choosing electric. For example, the cost efficiency alone in regards to the fuel and maintenance costs save businesses thousands of dollars. The electric units offer a longer life to the fleet, in comparison to IC models and the reduced emissions in the facility allow a lot better air quality for individuals working inside.
Reduced Emissions: By not emitting any carcinogens or carbons, there is a better overall improved operating condition, resulting in better health for your employees.
Less Costs: The less heat and fewer moving parts translate to less overall operating costs.
Less Fuel Costs: When correctly maintained and taken care of, batteries and chargers cost significantly less than Liquid Propane models and the electric models offer more stability and better costs.
Improved Operator Ergonomics: There is much vibration and heat produced by Internal Combustion or IC Engines. Both of these situations can really contribute to operator fatigue.