The Benefits of Electric Forklifts

In recent years, electric forklifts have taken over from their internal combustion counterparts for many reasons. Manufacturers have increased capacities of electric forklifts, allowing them to compete in heavy-duty applications. In addition, manufacturers have made them able to resist the elements of working in outdoor applications.

Electric forklifts offer several benefits compared to traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) forklifts. Some of the benefits of electric forklifts are:

  1. Environmentally friendly: Electric forklifts emit no fumes or pollutants, making them a more environmentally responsible choice for indoor use.

  2. Lower operating costs: Electric forklifts cost less to operate than ICE forklifts because they are less expensive to maintain, have a longer lifespan, and have lower fuel costs. Electric forklifts have far fewer moving parts that need maintenance or replacing, things like water pumps, radiators, transmissions and the like.

  3. Quieter operation: Electric forklifts produce less noise than ICE forklifts, making them ideal for use in noise-sensitive environments.

  4. Improved safety: Electric forklifts are equipped with a variety of safety features, including stability control, overload protection, and automatic shut-off. Electric forklifts are often programmable, allowing you to put limits on their performance if your applications warrants it.

  5. Better performance: Electric forklifts offer faster lift and travel speeds, as well as improved power and torque compared to ICE forklifts.

  6. Increased productivity: Electric forklifts require less downtime for refueling and maintenance, allowing operators to spend more time on the job.

  7. Improved indoor air quality: Electric forklifts produce no emissions, which helps to improve indoor air quality and reduce the risk of respiratory problems for workers.

  8. Better battery technology: Advances in battery technology have made electric forklifts more reliable and longer-lasting, with improved charging times and longer run times. And with the advent of Lithium Batteries, we can equip your electric forklifts with a solution that eliminates battery changing stations, and battery watering and maintenance…forever!

  9. Reduced maintenance costs: Electric forklifts require less maintenance than ICE forklifts, which helps to reduce maintenance costs and improve overall equipment reliability.

We have a wide variety of electric forklifts for nearly any applications. Cushion tire, pneumatic tire, high capacity and narrow aisle, we can outfit your operation to become more productive and safe. Just give us a call at 800-828-2804 for a consultation. Visit our Toyota Showroom to see their electric forklift lineup.