January 25, 2019 irenee@bidvestforklifts.co.za

Electric Forklifts Now Available for Sale

When to Rather Consider One of the Electric Forklifts Now Available for Sale

With so many types of forklifts for sale, you may wonder whether you should shop for fuel-driven or electric forklifts. The answer depends on your particular needs. Below are some reasons to opt for one of the electric forklifts for sale nowadays instead of fossil-fuel-powered ones.

Browse Amongst the Electric Forklifts for Sale from Us If You Need Units That Can Operate Indoors

The indoor environment normally has smooth surfaces, but also comes with issues such as narrow aisles and the need for clean air. Internal combustion engines spew out harmful emissions, which are always undesirable in an indoor environment and can pose a health hazard. None of the electric forklifts for sale from us emit any exhaust gases. In addition, they are quiet and low on maintenance. These features make them particularly well suited for indoor warehouse operations. Fuel-powered units, even the ones with very low emission levels, still emit exhaust gases. Since you want the safest and healthiest work environment for your employees, it should be obvious that the best choices for warehouse operations are the electric forklifts we have for sale.

Fuel-powered forklifts are powerful and made for rugged environments and heavy loads. But besides the emissions, another one of their downsides is that their engines are noisy. When operating in an indoor environment, you probably do not want to listen to the noise of a combustion engine the entire day. The noise-pollution level should be kept to a minimum. The electric models in our range are ideal; they are extremely quiet because they are electrically powered. Lower noise levels in the workplace ensure better work conditions. You should therefore consider one of the electric forklifts that we offer for sale if your operations are indoors and entail tasks such as filling orders and moving pallets around.

Go with Electric Forklifts If You Have Limited Turning Space

Electric units have the advantage of better manoeuvrability. With narrow aisles in the warehouse and small turning spaces, you want machines that can turn on a dime. With the batteries at the back of the units also serving as counterweights, these forklifts are smaller and can move and turn in tight spots. Operators certainly appreciate forklifts that are manoeuvrable in narrow aisles. Keep in mind that warehouse space is expensive. You want to store more products, but this translates into having narrower aisles. Fortunately, the forklifts in our product stable can operate in small spaces. You can thus make the most of your warehouse space. With indoor space at a premium, you need equipment that can be stored in smaller spaces too. The electric units have smaller footprints than fuel-powered ones and are thus better suited for the purpose. Also, keep in mind how important manoeuvrability is when it comes to safe work environments. If the machine has a smaller turning circle, it reduces the risk of accidents related to machines bumping into shelves.

Shop for Electric Forklifts for Sale If Financial Control Is Important

Of course, you want to save on operating costs and since these units do not run on fuel, but electricity, you save money on energy. If your operations are planned correctly, you can have machines operate for entire shifts without needing battery changes. The batteries charge overnight and with our forklifts having features such as auto switch-off and several power modes, you save further on energy usage. If you want to save on maintenance costs as well, buying electric forklifts is the answer. The machines have few parts that require maintenance, helping to reduce your maintenance budget.

If you thus want equipment for the indoor environment, we recommend considering the range of electric forklifts that we have for sale. Call us to discuss your requirements.


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