An engine is a machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy, including, for example, internal combustion engines (diesel engines, etc.), electric motors, and the like. When the engine is used as the power of a forklift, it is the heart of the forklift. It is important to choose a forklift with different power for different purposes. At present, the mainstream types of forklifts on the market are based on the classification of engines configured by forklifts, such as internal combustion forklifts and electric forklifts.
The general internal combustion forklift uses diesel, gasoline, liquefied petroleum gas or natural gas engines as the power. The load capacity is less than 10 tons, and the working channel width is generally 3.5 to 5.0 meters. It is usually used outdoors, workshop or other in consideration of exhaust emissions and noise. A place where there are no special requirements for exhaust emissions and noise. Thanks to the easy fuel replenishment, it can be used for long periods of continuous operation and is capable of working in harsh environments such as rain. In addition, there are also heavy-duty forklifts that carry more than 10 tons, and special-purpose side forklifts, which are all types of internal combustion forklifts.
Then there is the electric forklift powered by electric motor and the battery is energy. The carrying capacity is 1.0 to 8.0 tons, and the working channel width is generally 3.5 to 5.0 meters. Because it has no pollution and low noise, it is widely used in indoor operations and other environmentally demanding conditions, such as medicine, food and other industries. With the emphasis on environmental protection, electric forklifts are gradually replacing internal combustion forklifts. Since each battery pack generally needs to be charged after about 8 hours of operation, a spare battery is required for the multi-shift operation.
There is also a forklift designed specifically for indoor handling. This is the storage forklift. This is the type of manual pallet truck that is common in the factory, but it is completely manpower. Many other types are driven by electric motors, such as electric pallet trucks, which are widely used in the warehousing industry due to their compact body, flexible movement, light weight and good environmental performance. A motor-driven warehouse forklift also requires a spare battery for multiple shifts.
Nowadays, the use of forklifts is becoming more and more widespread, and the number of people buying forklifts is increasing. The main purchases are electric forklifts and diesel forklifts.