The following classes of forklift describe the use and fuel option of every forklift. Certification is required for every class of forklift which the operator will be utilizing.
Class 1 - Electric Motor Rider Trucks
These forklifts are available with either pneumatic tires or cushion tires. Pneumatic tires are recommended for outdoor application during dry conditions. The models with cushion tires are designed for indoor, smooth surfaces. These are electrically powered vehicles that make use of industrial batteries, that make them desirable in closed environments where air quality is an issue. Travel and hoist functions are controlled by transistor motor controllers. These are versatile units normally utilized everywhere from the loading dock to the storage facility.
Class 2 - Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks
This particular forklift is recommended for environments where narrow aisles have to be negotiated. They are efficient at making the most of storage space. Their unique design makes them perfect where speed is needed and for small spaces.
Class 3 - Electric Motor Hand or Hand-Rider Trucks
These hand-controlled, battery-powered models are designed for the operator to stand in front of the truck and control the lift using a steering tiller. The tiller has controls mounted on top and is moved laterally in order to steer the vehicle. The units which have smaller capacity use industrial batteries.