If your business is environmentally focused, but still needs reliable forklifts, electric (battery operated) powered forklifts are the machines for you. Quiet and without the need to worry about harmful emissions, electric forklifts have many additional benefits.
Due to their lighter nature, these models tend to be a lot more maneuverable and easier to drive. This is due to the battery (which overhangs the back of the forklift) acting as a counterbalance.
When it comes to charging said battery, it can easily be done overnight (however this does make electric forklifts less suited to 24 hour work). In addition, charging the battery costs less than traditional refueling, making them a cost effective alternative (although their initial purchase cost is high).
Although these forklifts are perfect for indoor use (warehouse, facility etc.) they’re not suited for outdoor use, which may make them less attractive for some businesses.
If you’re interested in purchasing a electric powered counterbalance forklift of any capacity, or would like to know more, why not get in touch?