Heli Forklifts – Are they the right fit for your business

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Finding the right forklift for your business can prove to be a tricky proposition. There are many models out there that might look absolutely great, but when it comes to delivering, they’re simply not up to the job. The last thing you want to do is invest in a capital asset only for it not to be operationally efficient and the right fit for your business.

Here at Forkserve we’re committed to meeting our customers’ needs. Being in the industry for so long, we’ve gained valuable expertise on a wide range of forklifts and which applications they’re best suited to.

There’s one brand of forklift which has become an ever popular choice, delivering proven performance in a range of environments, and that is Heli Forklifts. In this blog, we’ll delve a little deeper into the Heli brand itself, and then profile our two most popular models and the applications they best serve.

About Heli Forklifts

Heli Forklifts were first established in China back in 1958 and have steadily risen to become one of the top forklift manufacturers in the world.  The brand is renowned for producing forklifts that are innovative, efficient and economical, with an increased focus on state of the art technology.

Heli has taken particular emphasis on their product testing and development process. They have world class technical research and development centres, where every facet of development from: transmission, fatigue strength, oil cylinder, electric units, noise and vibration analysis, and stress-strain, goes through a systematic testing process, to only produce the best of results.

Whether you manage a factory, farm, port, brewery, warehouse or any other type of business, the brand’s forklifts work for a variety of material handling applications.

Heli produces a range of forklifts falling into the categories of Electric, Lithium, Engine, and Heavy forklift series. They feature a broad range of lift capacities and lift heights, with lift capacity ranging from 1 to 7 tonnes in the lighter more streamline models, to 12 to 46 tonnes in the heavy duty models.

Due to their reliability, proven performance, and applicability across a range of operational environments, there have been two models of Heli Forklifts that have proven to be our most popular, namely the H3 Series 2-3.5t and the G3 Model 1.5-2t Lithium forklift 3 wheel. Let’s go through the details of each.

H3 Series 2-3.5t

The H3 series forklifts are heavy duty workhorses built for the toughest of environments. 

This range of models are both safe and easy to operate and are available with Japanese built K series motors, perfect for non-stop operation, these units won’t let you down. 

Model Range CPC20 – 35, CPCD20 – 35,  CP(Q)(Y)20 – 35, CP(Q)(Y)D20 -35
Capacity 2000 to 3500 kg
Lifting Height 3000 mm
Propulsion Availability LPG / Diesel
Tyre type (Front/Rear) Pneumatic tyre
Usage environment Featuring high manoeuvrability and flexibility. Forklifts are suited for a variety of material handling applications in supply chain and warehouse logistical environments.
Cover of Warranty New Machines – 12 months warranty.

Second hand units – Forkserve provides a 6 month warranty on all major components.

Servicing and spare part availability Here at Forkserve we stock a full range of spare parts ensuring that they are readily available should you need them.

Additional beneficial features of this series relate to ergonomically designed comfortable operation, and reduced vibration and noise.

The H3 series forklifts feature; an enlarged operation space, increased visual field, small diameter steering wheel, and electro hydraulic steering control design, which all combine to deliver a comfortable driving experience.

In regards to vibration and noise reduction. The H3 series has a sealed cabin design, with tilt cylinders moving along the bottom plate, insulating the noise from the chassis and reducing the in-cab noise.

It also features a full suspended cab, completely separated from the main body. The frame is connected with the cab through the vibration reduction seat, which effectively absorbs most of the vibration.

G3 Model 1.5-2t Lithium forklift 3 wheel

Compact body with strong energy, the G3 series forklifts, deliver high performance while ensuring efficiency.

The three wheel G series comes with dual AC drive motors that provide enhanced grade-ability and acceleration. The brushless, heavy-duty AC drive motors are paired with rugged ZF drive units and oil-cooled disc brakes for optimal operation.

Model Range CPDSQ15, CPDSQ16, CPDSQ18, CPDSQ20
Capacity 1500 to 2000 kg
Lifting Height 3300 mm
Propulsion Availability Lithium
Usage environment This particular model is wonderful for narrow warehouse operation thanks to the thinner design and ergonomic internal features.

The large angle steering axle makes the turning radius smaller satisfying the loading and unloading operation in a narrow aisle. 

Cover of Warranty New Machines – 12 months warranty 

Second hand units – Forkserve provides a 6 month warranty on all major components.

Servicing and spare part availability Here at Forkserve we stock a full range of spare parts ensuring that they are readily available should you need them.

The two most prominent features of the G3 series forklifts relate to its power source and driving experience. A lithium battery power source provides high density energy for ultra-long endurance. It also enables fast charging, at any time, which greatly supports any multi shift operation requirements. Additionally being powered by a lithium battery provides the advantages of minimal noise, small vibrations and simple operation.

The G3 series also features a seamless efficient driving experience. Ergonomically designed features include; brand new pedal parking system, increased driving vision, and large leg space.

It also features a multi-gear performance mode which can be adapted to a variety of working conditions, such as; powerful, economical, and energy-saving.

Choosing the right forklift is an important decision for your business. It affects everything from operational costs, productivity, employee morale and stock management. As such, it’s vital that you first undertake research about the particular specifications of a forklift, and exactly the type of applications it might be best suited to.

Heli Forklifts are a leading innovative brand with a reputation for efficient and economical performance. There’s two models in particular which are having an ever increasing impact on the market.

The H3 Series 2-3.5t forklifts are heavy duty workhorses built for the toughest of environments. Featuring high manoeuvrability and flexibility, these forklifts are suited for a variety of material handling applications in supply chain and warehouse logistical environments.

The G3 Model 1.5-2t Lithium forklift 3 wheel series deliver high performance in a compact body, powered by an energy efficient lithium battery. This particular model is wonderful for narrow warehouse operation thanks to the thinner design and ergonomic internal features.

We hope this blog has helped and armed you with the right information to select the best fit forklift for your business. Here at Forkserve we aim to meet our customers’ needs throughout the whole forklift process, from initially matching the right model to the right application, all the way through to ongoing service and maintenance.

For any of your Forklift needs, why not contact us today.

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