Electric Lift Truck Specs
Forklifts are utilized for lifting and carrying cargo in job locations such as construction and warehousing. Forklifts come in different classes that use different kinds of fuel. The electric forklift is becoming extremely common in a huge array of industries. They are powered by rechargeable lead-acid batteries that are bigger and more powerful compared to batteries used for automobiles. In this broad category of electric lift trucks, there are different sub-types distinguished by some common conditions.
Load capacity is the amount of weight that a particular model of forklift could support.
The stroke refers to the vertical lift travel of the lift truck. It describes the total difference between the fully-raised and fully-loaded positions of the specific forklift.
In order to organize the features of the different units, classes of lift trucks have been categorized into eight classes. Classes I, II, and III pertain to electric lift trucks. Class I lift trucks include electric motor trucks engineered to be ridden by the operator while in operation. Class II electric forklifts are made for efficiency in narrow aisle environments and are recommended for pulling and stocking products in a warehouse. Class III electric forklifts are motor-powered hand trucks that are operated by a person who walks at the rear of the unit.
The battery specifications help to offer the required information pertaining to its performance. On the lift truck is a plate which identifies the volts put out from the battery. The battery weight will often be specified on the lift truck also, because that specification is required to know the amount of weight the lift truck must support. Usually the specification also consists of the forklift weight without the battery.
Input refers to the total energy input that the forklift's battery is designed to accept while charging. This is actually an important condition. For example, an electric forklift might be able to accept either 460 or 230 volts at a time.