Companies who do a lot of indoor work can benefit from an electric forklift because they give off low emissions. You can use them outdoors as well if they have sealed components. This includes their connectors, motors and controllers. With electric forklifts Sydney, you’ll benefit from zero emissions, reduced maintenance cost, lower noise levels, longer economic life, more compact design and lower fuelling costs.

What To Consider Before Using An Electric Forklift

A key factor to consider when you pick out your electric forklift from Forkserve is the energy efficiency. The productivity of your operation depends on the forklift’s run times. Some brands have recently come out with a newly redesigned forklift that improves energy efficiency. In turn, you can run longer on a single charge with many qualifying models actually now guaranteed to run through two shifts on a single battery charge. In turn, purchasing or hiring an electric forklift will save you time, move more product and spend less money on chargers and batteries.

Electric Forklifts Sydney

Electric forklifts come rated for loads that cap out at a maximum weight. They have this cap because they come with a forward centre of gravity. It prevents the forklift from overbalancing. You’ll find this information etched into a nameplate that the manufacturer adheres to the forklift. Your loads must not go over this weight limit. It’s illegal to alter or remove this nameplate in several States and Territories due to the risk for injury.

Additionally, your electric forklift should come with rear wheel steering. It increases how easy it is to maneuver your forklift in tight areas. However, this differs from the operator’s normal driving experience. There is no caster action when you steer. This means that you don’t have to apply steering force through the turn to turn the forklift.

The instability of electric forklifts is another factor to consider. You have to keep the load weight and the forklift in mind the entire time you operate it. If the centre of gravity gets off, the forklift can tip. Being vigilant is one way to prevent this.

Forklifts have been very popular since the end of World War II with electric forklifts making an appearance in the 1930s. Companies realised that forklifts could boost their capabilities and productivity. Today, they’re indispensable to the warehousing and manufacturing sectors throughout Australia and worldwide. Electric forklifts are the next step in the evolution of this ubiquitous piece of machinery that continues to develop and push the limits of technology.

Are you ready to boost your productivity levels and rent or purchase a quality forklift? Maybe you need routine maintenance or parts. Either way, you can contact us at Forkserve by calling us on 02 9190 7089 to find out more about electric forklifts Sydney.