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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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Sun Equipment sells Hyster Forklifts

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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Extend your battery life - Sun Equipment

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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