The following classes of forklift describe the use and fuel option of each forklift. Certification is truly necessary for each and every class of forklift that the operator would be utilizing.
Class 1 - Electric Motor Rider Trucks
These forklifts are available with either cushion tires or pneumatic tires. Pneumatic tires are suggested for outdoor use during dry conditions. The cushion tired models are made for smooth, indoor surfaces. These are electrically powered vehicles that use industrial batteries, that make them desirable within closed locations where air quality is a problem. Hoist functions and travel 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
For the kind of location where narrow aisles must be negotiated, this particular kind of forklift is suitable. They are efficient at maximizing the use of storage space. Their unique design makes them perfect for small spaces and where speed is needed.
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 operate the lift utilizing a steering tiller. The tiller has controls mounted on top and is moved sideways in order to steer the vehicle. The units that have smaller capacity use industrial batteries.