Electric forklifts were traditionally relegated to light-duty for indoor applications. But that is no longer the case. Manufacturers have listened and over the past decade electric forklifts and their power sources have advanced dramatically.
Electric forklifts are now prepared to do the duty they once dreamed of, with the power and outdoor durability of their internal combustion counterparts. In fact, in 2021, electric forklift orders made up nearly 60% of all new forklift orders, and for good reasons.
Maintenance and Energy Costs – Electric forklifts have far fewer moving parts than their IC counterparts including the absence of pistons, crank shafts, headers, water pump and conventional transmission, just to name a few. You’ll never have to change an oil filter or air filter on an electric forklift and they produce far less heat, which is an engine’s number one enemy, heat! You’ll also enjoy more stable and far lower energy costs. The cost to charge forklift batteries is far less than LPG, diesel or gas.
Health and Environmental Improvements – Electric forklifts produce no Carbon Monoxide, run much smoother, create no noise or heat, leading to a much cleaner and healthier workplace for your employees.
Power Source and Charging Options to Fit Your Operation – We work extensively with battery and charger companies and can outfit your fleet and facility with the right forklift, battery and charger to maximize your productivity and the useful life of your equipment. Whether it’s a traditional battery and charger combination, quick charge options, or Lithium batteries and chargers, we have the experience to help you select the right products for each operation in your facility.
Valley Industrial Trucks has the experience and diverse product lines from multiple manufacturers to ensure you get the right forklift, battery and charger combination. And from there we tailor a regular Planned Maintenance Program to ensure maximum performance and useful life.
CLARK Material Handling features an extensive line-up of cushion tire and pneumatic tire electric forklifts with capacities to 10,000lbs, including three-wheel, four-wheel, reach trucks and more.
BYD Forklifts features a line-up of 100% Lithium Iron Phosphate battery powered electric forklifts, equipped with solid pneumatic and cushion tires, with capacities to 10,500lbs.
Doosan Forklifts features a line-up of cushion tire and pneumatic tire forklifts with capacities to 10,000lbs. This includes three and four-wheel models, stand-up riders and reach trucks.
Many electric forklift models in our line-ups can be outfitted with Lithium Batteries. Or, if you’re not ready for new equipment, we may be able to outfit your current electric forklifts with Lithium batteries. Learn more at our Lithium Battery Page.
Either way, we’re here to make your transition to a cleaner, safer and more productive work environment for your employees as seamless as possible. For more information, demos or quotes, just give us a call at 888-952-7536.