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Electric Three Wheel Forklifts
Electric forklifts are quieter when compared to internal combustion (IC) forklifts. As they do not use fuel, they are more environmentally friendly, and there is no need to worry with fuel costs or fuel storage. Although electricity costs are to be considered, they are notably less than fuel costs. Furthermore, the maintenance costs are typically less as well. If you work in certain environments, such as pharmaceutical or food industries, you must use an electric forklift because fuel-powered varieties emit fumes.
Electric forklifts are usually more compact in size, more maneuverable, and easier to drive than IC forklifts. However, the initial cost can be higher due to the battery and charger fees. Also, if you forget to charge the battery, there is more downtime compared to just refueling an IC forklift. They do not fare well in outdoor use either, and should never be used in snow or rain.
Three-wheel forklifts offer more maneuverability than its four-wheel counterpart. If your warehouse has tight spaces, this machine could be what you need, as it can turn tight circles. They are ideal for racking, dock, and transportation purposes that are medium to heavy duty. To learn more about the pros and cons of each forklift type, check back soon and visit our buying guide.
Electric three-wheel forklifts offer many advantages, but they also have their drawbacks, such as a lighter load capacity. Depending on your specific need though, this could be the perfect fit for you. For more assistance, simply fill out the form on this page and expert forklift distributors will contact you and can help you make the right decision. Not only that, but you also get to choose which distributor to work with.