Deciding on the best forklift for your business can be a difficult choice. You want to pick the machine that can get the job done as efficiently as possible. And when it comes to efficiency, an electric forklift is one of the best options you could go with. So, before you make your decision, make sure that you completely understand all of the advantages of operating with electric forklifts in your warehouse.
Lower Fuel Costs
In order to help business owners save money on fuel costs, manufacturers have produced hybrid LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and diesel forklift engines. While this has helped businesses save on costs, there is a way for them to save even more money. An electric forklift can completely eliminate fuel costs for your business. These machines do not require any petroleum or gas based products to operate, although, they do need to be charged which will still impact your electric bill. Every business is different so it is difficult to put an exact number on the savings you’ll see from switching to an electric forklift. However, you can expect to see a noticeable drop in your expenses.
The fact that an electric forklift requires much less maintenance will also help to save you money in the long-run. There are many kinds of moving parts or fluids in a traditional gas-powered forklift that are not required in an electric forklift including motor oil, spark plugs, air filters and catalytic converters. Over time, these parts need to be fixed or replaced and motor oil needs to be flushed out or changed. With an electric forklift, you won’t have any of these components which will cause your maintenance schedule to be much more sporadic and manageable.
Not only will your business save money with an electric forklift but it will help you to be eco-friendly as well. Since they are not gas-powered industrial vehicles, they give little to no emissions, helping to reduce your company’s carbon footprint. So, if your business is trying to be as environmentally friendly as possible, an electric forklift is a great option for you.
An electric forklift can handle most jobs just as well as a traditional gas-powered forklift. While they may not be able to handle the same weight capacity, electric forklifts can still handle up to 10,000 pounds. They come in models that can operate both indoors and outdoors.
One of the best things about operating an electric forklift is the noise reduction in comparison to a gas-powered lift. Safety is the number one priority when either operating a forklift or working in the same area that forklifts are being operated in. Reduced noise levels when operating the lift allows for better communication and awareness for the forklift operator which ultimately creates a much safer work environment for everyone.
An Electric Forklift for Your Business
Now that you understand just how beneficial an electric forklift can be for your business, it’s time to visit a top quality forklift dealer. C&C Lift Truck has a wide variety of electric forklifts, reach trucks, stackers and pallet jacks from different brands like Komatsu, Big Joe, and Heli. These electric forklifts can help your business save money on fuel and maintenance costs while also being environmentally conscious.
No matter what industry your business is in, we can help you decide which electric forklift is best for your needs. If you’re looking to rent a forklift, fill out our rental request form here. If you’re still not sure, take a look at our new and used equipment or contact us today for more information.