As we discussed last month, there are numerous important benefits to both renting and owning a forklift. From providing you with a higher load capacity than many other options to their level of safety, forklifts come in handy for many different reasons and industries. Over the years the forklift has evolved a great deal, today standing as an integral piece of equipment for many different types of jobs and areas of business. When it comes time to find the right forklift for your needs, it is important that you have a good grasp of the various options on the market today. From electric forklifts to gas-powered machines, the forklift you go with will in large part depends on how you intend to use it.
For today’s purposes we thought it would be beneficial to go over the many advantages of electric forklifts. In recent years, forklift manufacturers have worked hard to improve the overall aesthetics, reliability, and operation of all models – from diesel and propane to gasoline and electric. While every single different type of forklift has different advantages and are designed to be used in different settings, we would like to focus on the greenest option on the market today – the electric forklift. In fact, electric forklifts fill a certain hole in the market and are the perfect option for those looking for a less noise, cleaner machine for warehouses and other companies. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few of the top advantages of electric forklifts over other models:
- Environmentally-friendly – One of the top benefits of electric forklifts is that they create zero emissions, which means they are the most eco-friendly option. In contrast to an internal combustion engine, for example, electric forklifts do not produce toxic exhaust, which is what makes them a great option for work in enclosed spaces, such as stock rooms and warehouses.
- Fuel-efficient – Another benefit of going with an electric forklift is the fact that they are much more fuel efficient than other models. In reality, the operating cost of an electric forklift is somewhere between 10% and 15% of what of other machines.
- They last longer – Because electric forklifts do not have as many ‘moving parts’ as other models, they typically last longer. Furthermore, they are more affordable and maintenance on the machines are much cheaper than other types of forklifts.
- They do not make a lot of noise – If you work in an environment where noise is an issue or customers are a concern, an electric forklift may just be the perfect option. Because they are electrically powered, you won’t have to worry about making too much noise or causing a big commotion when operating. This is one of the reasons why electric forklifts are the machine of choice for indoor jobs.
To learn more about our Irving forklift options or to discuss which piece of equipment is best for your particular needs, please contact Ace Equipment today. We offer a wide range of forklift repairs, rentals, and more in Irving and throughout the Dallas area and are prepared to answer any questions you may have.