The Platinum II IC or internal combustion forklift provides more torque and horsepower suitable for a range of tough outside or indoor environments. This machinery has the ability to keep your operation highly productive and running smoothly. The Platinum II could be powered by Liquid Propane, Gas, Dual Fuel with Gas/LP or Diesel. The fuel management system LP/Gas offered by Nissan makes the most of engine operation in order to offer reduced exhaust emissions and excellent fuel economy.
Similar to the car engine, the internal combustion or IC forklifts burn fuel in engines. It is most common for these machinery to be used for outdoor applications. This is due to electric models not being safe for use in the rain. In addition, only IC forklifts are able to handle the largest loads. For example, if you need more than 15,000 pounds capacity, you will definitely require an internal combustion engine.
The internal combustion forklift could be powered by liquid propane, diesel fuel, gas or CNG which is compressed natural gas. The operating costs are typically the highest for gas and lowest for diesel units. CNG and propane fuels come in somewhere in the middle. Numerous individuals want their machinery based on existing vehicles and machinery available. For example, if you currently utilize diesel vehicles and have fuel storage, it makes sense to use diesel lift trucks also.
With their ability to refuel on the fly, the internal combustion forklift offers a huge disadvantage: they could be filled up easily with a new propane canister or at a gas pump and your lift truck can continue to work in no time. These units are cheaper initially to buy compared to electric forklifts but really cost more per hour to operate.
The IC lift truck can stand up far better to misuse over the electric forklift units. Specifically, these machines are utilized to push or tow loads as opposed to driving and lifting. Usually, they have better top speeds and acceleration. For outdoor operation, this can truly be a big advantage.