Electric Forklift Specifications
Lift trucks are used for carrying and lifting loads in job locations such as construction and warehousing. Lift trucks come in different classes that utilize different types of fuel. The electric forklift is becoming extremely common in a wide array of industries. They are powered by rechargeable lead-acid batteries which are more powerful and larger than automobile batteries. Within this broad category of electric lift trucks, there are different sub-types distinguished by some common conditions.
Load capacity refers to the total weight which a specific kind of forklift is capable of supporting.
The stroke refers to the vertical lift travel of the forklift. It describes the amount of difference between the fully-raised and fully-loaded positions of the specific forklift.
In order to organize the features of the different models, classes of lift trucks have been categorized into eight classes. Classes I, II, and III pertain to electric forklifts. Class I forklifts include electric motor trucks designed 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 stocking and pulling goods inside a warehouse. Class III electric forklifts are motor-powered hand trucks that are utilized by an individual who walks at the rear of the model.
The battery specifications help to offer the needed information pertaining to its performance. On the forklift is a plate that identifies the volts put out from the battery. The battery weight would usually be specified on the lift truck also, because that information is needed to know the amount of weight the lift truck will have to support. Normally the information also consists of the lift truck weight without the battery.
Input refers to the total energy input which the forklift's battery is designed to accept while charging. This is actually an essential specification. For instance, an electric forklift might be able to accept either 460 or 230 volts at a time.