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Caterpillar Propane Forklifts

Caterpillar Propane Forklifts

There are some disadvantages and advantages to utilizing both internal combustion (IC) and electric trucks.

Electric engines cost less to maintain over their lifetime since they require much less maintenance. The battery must last five years minimum if the manufacturer's charging and maintenance guidelines are followed. Expenses for overnight charging are generally low. Electric trucks tend to be highly maneuverable and compact units, specially the three-wheel models. Drive, lift, tilt, auxiliary and acceleration speeds are adjustable and can be changed depending on the preferences of the driver and the use. Electric trucks are easier on the natural environment and are not noisy.

Not best to be used during wet conditions are electric trucks. Due to the need for battery recharging, they cannot be utilized continuously. They are not suitable on rough terrain. The energy consumption is high on ramp work and continuous high lifts.

IC engine diesel/LPG has the advantage of being best for continuous outdoor use and uneven surfaces. With no requirement for battery charging, the forklift could be used throughout the evening and overnight. Transport and supply of fuel should be factored into expenses. Initial expenses are less than for an electric truck, but long term costs related to fuel and maintenance are higher. IC engines have larger capacities compared to electric, but less adaptability. LPG can be used in some indoor applications. IC Engine diesel/LPG produces more noise and higher emissions compared to electric. LPG has lower emissions than diesel.

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