Diesel counterbalance forklifts are forklifts of convenience; they have minimum downtime when low on fuel (as they can simply be topped up rather than needing to stop at a charging station or to change an entire gas canister). They can be parked anywhere, even on gradients and uneven ground.
Diesel forklifts are the most powerful of the three different fuel types. This power not only translates to lifting capability, but also in how the forklift trucks perform. Diesel forklifts are high performance machines; easier to handle, they have better acceleration operate at a much lower rpm. They also often have less maintenance issues.
Available from 1.6 ton up to 9 ton, diesel forklifts are perfect for outdoor use. These forklifts can run in whatever weather, and aren’t adversely affected by the wet or damp.
A Cost Efficient Forklift Solution
Diesel forklifts are considered more cost efficient than their LPG counterparts due to the low cost of their fuel. They also have a lower ownership cost then LPG forklifts, endearing them to the more budget conscious business.
Due to the large size of diesel counterbalance forklifts, tight manoeuvrability is not their strong suit, and the noise and fumes they emit could put some users off. Also the higher cost of initially purchasing diesel counterbalance forklifts could also be a strike against them. However if you’re looking for strength, reliability, reasonable purchase rates and sensible maintenance costs, these could be the forklifts for your business.
Hitec Lift Trucks are your local diesel counterbalance forklift suppliers, with various models available for sale, lease and hire today.