If your business is environmentally focused, but still needs reliable forklifts, electric (battery operated) powered forklifts are the machines for you. Available for local sale, lease purchase and hire Hitec Lift Trucks, Hyster electric counterbalance forklifts have a great number of benefits.
Electric counterbalance forklifts are the most eco-friendly forklift due to the lack of emissions generated when used; they also don’t require costly additional fuel as they can simply be recharged before their next use. A lack of emissions not only boosts the electric forklift as a green alternative, but also improves the safety of those around the forklifts as they operate.
Due to their lighter nature, these models tend to be a lot more manoeuvrable and easier to drive. This is due to the battery (which overhangs the back of the forklift) acting as a counterbalance. Electric forklifts are also more compact than their counterparts and as such are easier to store – this is especially important if you have a smaller facility.
3 Wheel Electric Counterbalance Forklifts
4 Wheel Electric Counterbalance Forklifts
A Cost Efficient, Eco-Friendly Forklift Solution
Electric counterbalance forklifts have the privilege of being a fairly cost-efficient forklift. Initial costs for purchasing are a little higher due to the battery, but without the need for top up fuel, expenditure evens out. Maintenance and servicing costs are also cheaper when compared to fuel driven forklifts as they’re a lot easier to access and assess, without the need for costly replacement parts.
Although limited by their range (electric forklifts aren’t well suited to outdoor work), electric forklifts make up 60% of the modern forklift market and have the high performance and long life required to make them a competitive choice against traditionally fuelled forklifts.