The following forklift classes describe the use and fuel option of every forklift. Certification is needed for every class of forklift which the operator would be utilizing.
Class 1 - Electric Motor Rider Trucks
These forklifts are available with either pneumatic tires or cushion tires. Pneumatic tires are suggested during dry conditions for outdoor application. The models with cushion tires are designed for indoor surfaces which are smooth. These are electrically powered vehicles that use industrial batteries, that make them suitable in closed environments where the quality of air is an issue. Travel and hoist functions are controlled by transistor motor controllers. These are versatile units commonly utilized everywhere from the loading dock to the storage facility.
Class 2 - Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks
This particular forklift is recommended for locations where narrow aisles have to be negotiated. They are efficient at making the most of storage space. Their unique design makes them perfect where speed is required and for small spaces.
Class 3 - Electric Motor Hand or Hand-Rider Trucks
These hand-controlled, battery-powered models are designed for the operator to stand in front of the truck and control the lift with a steering tiller. The tiller has controls mounted on top and is moved laterally to maneuver the vehicle. The units which have smaller capacity utilize industrial batteries.