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Are Electric Forklifts The Future

Is the Era of Electric Forklifts Upon Us?

In the past decade, electric forklifts have steadily gained traction in warehouses and distribution centers, driven by a desire to reduce (emissions) environmental impact and operational costs. Yet, the question looms: are these advanced lift trucks set to supplant their dependable gas and diesel counterparts? Let’s delve into the critical considerations of electric versus gas forklifts. The decision between electric and gas forklifts hinges largely on specific operational requirements, but signs suggest a shift favoring electric models. Significant players in logistics, such as Amazon and Walmart, are committing to expanding their electric fleets, while startups like Hoist Liftruck are focusing […]

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Why are used forklifts so popular

The Rising Popularity of Forklift Trade-Ins: What’s Behind the Trend?

Recently, trading in forklifts has gained significant traction, sparking curiosity about its sudden surge in popularity. This article delves into the underlying reasons driving this trend. Firstly, the technological advancements in forklifts have been remarkable. With the emergence of electric forklifts boasting enhanced efficiency, reduced emissions, and lower maintenance costs compared to traditional gas-powered models, businesses are incentivized to upgrade their fleets. Trade-ins allow companies to transition to newer, more sustainable equipment without bearing the entire financial burden upfront. Moreover, the evolving regulatory landscape surrounding emissions and environmental sustainability plays a pivotal role. Governments worldwide impose stricter industrial emissions regulations,

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Hyster unveils two new lithium-ion forklift models

Hyster has unveiled two new lithium-ion battery-powered forklifts, the three-wheel J32-40UTTL and four-wheel J30-70UTL.( LOCAL NEWS by https://www.forkliftaction.com/ – 18 Jan 2024 ( #1162 ) – Greenville, NC, United States) The UTTL is available in capacity ranges of 3,200 lb. (1.5 T)  to 4,000 lb (1.8 T), while the UTL is available from 3,000 lb. (1.4 T) to 7,000 lb. (3.2 T). Hyster says the two new models provide a new avenue for electrifying forklift applications with less demanding requirements in industries such as chemicals and plastics, third-party logistics and trucking.  “The counterbalanced forklift market is seeing an accelerating shift towards electric, signalling electrification and sustainability

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Increase the lifespan of your Forklift Battery

Guide to Prolonging Lifespan Introduction In the world of forklifts, the lifespan of a battery is a critical factor. The average is five years, but what if you could stretch it further? Proper forklift battery maintenance is the key to determining whether your investment lasts longer or falls short. Delaying the question, “Should I be doing more to care for my forklift battery?” may prove costly. This guide unveils the intricacies of forklift battery care, ensuring your operations run seamlessly without the hindrance of dead batteries affecting your bottom line. It is understanding the fundamental divide: Lead-acid vs. Lithium-ion batteries.

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What is a Load Center? The load center in forklift trucks is the distance measured from the face of the forks on the forklift to the load’s center of gravity on the forklift. This measurement indicates the optimal placement of the cargo to maintain the forklift’s balance during heavy lifting operations. A stable center of gravity is crucial for the safety and stability of the load during transport​​​​. Forklifts are typically assigned vertical and horizontal load centers, often measured at 24, 36, or 48 inches, to help operators calculate the appropriate size and placement of the load. In the U.S.,


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