3- and 4-Wheel Electric Forklifts
Warehouse material-handling equipment includes a wide variety of machines to choose from. Depending on the requirements of your warehouse or storage facility, you can buy or rent a fleet of forklifts that can meet the needs of your business. We offer a comprehensive range of warehouse material handlers that range from petrol- and diesel-powered internal-combustion models to 4-wheel electric models. Therefore, it is important to determine which type and model would be suited to your work environment, as this will determine which ones you should choose for your business.
Forklifts with internal-combustion engines are commonly used for outdoor purposes. Since electric, battery-powered ones are more limited in their operating range, they are usually employed indoors, where their zero-emission operating principle is also a major selling point. Most counterbalanced trucks are 4-wheeled for optimal stability. Since stability is a crucial factor when operating such a truck, the body’s weight is distributed to balance out the front-mounted fork with a load on it. Therefore, when the truck lifts its maximum capacity, it can still move around without the risk of becoming unstable and tipping over.
The Benefits of Electric Forklifts
Indoors, internal-combustion engines that run on petrol or diesel are not feasible for long shifts due to their afore-mentioned exhaust emissions. These build up to dangerous levels in enclosed areas and become trapped inside such a facility, posing a hazard to staff’s health and safety. By replacing them with electric machines, your forklifts can go all day without the polluting the air in the building at all. Once they run out of battery power, they can simply be recharged overnight. If you plan properly, the long recharging time can be scheduled for the evenings, not hampering productivity. We offer stand-in, 3-, and 4-wheel models of our Toyota range.
Electric forklifts are usually not as powerful as fuel-powered ones and cannot lift as much. However, these models are extremely efficient in extended use. Add to that the fact that these are zero-pollution vehicles, which is a huge benefit for indoor storage facilities. Our stand-in model is ideal for fast operator access and light-duty applications. These machines are perfect for warehouses storing small to medium pallets and commercial products. Being 4-wheel models, these machines are agile and can turn on a dime to optimise manoeuvrability in confined spaces.
Our 3-wheel range offers an electric forklift that is balanced and can be used for most light- to medium-duty applications. With their two rear wheels being placed in the centre of the vehicle, the contact patch resembles a tricycle’s stance. Finally, our 4-wheeled range is an all-round choice for indoor storage facilities. With increased lifting capacity and a wider body that offers even more stability, this range is a sensible choice for any business.
Toyota Forklift is your supplier of internal-combustion and electric forklifts in Gauteng. Our selection covers all the bases of warehouse material-handling equipment as well, including reach stackers and pallet trucks. For more information on how we can help your business with quality lifting equipment, please browse our website for details on all our available models.