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Electric Four Wheel Forklifts
Electric forklifts are more environmentally friendly, since they do not use fuel. No fuel usage also results in zero fuel costs and no fuel storage concerns. Electricity costs should be considered, but they are exceedingly less than fuel costs. Additionally, maintenance costs are normally less. Certain environments, such as pharmaceutical or food industries, are required to use an electric forklift because fuel-powered forklifts produce fumes. Compared to internal combustion forklifts, electric forklifts are quieter.
Electric forklifts are usually more maneuverable, easier to drive than IC forklifts, and smaller in size. On the other hand, the battery and charger fees can make the initial cost higher. Also, if you forget to charge the battery, there is more downtime compared to just refueling an IC forklift. They operate best indoors, and should never be used in rain or snow.
Four-wheel forklifts offer the highest weight capacities, handling heavy-duty applications. They offer better stability and grip the ground better, and are thus better than three-wheel models. To learn more about the pros and cons of each forklift type, check back soon and visit our buying guide.
Electric four-wheel forklifts offer many advantages, but they also have their drawbacks, such as a larger turning circle. However, depending on your particular need, this could be the perfect forklift for you. For more assistance, simply fill out the form on this page and knowledgeable forklift distributors will reach out to you to help you make the right decision. Then, you get to choose which distributor to work with.