5 Benefits of Owning An Electric Forklift

5 Benefits of Owning An Electric ForkliftAs green technology is integrated more and more into industrial and material handling enterprises, new methods of developing environment friendly goods and products emerge to the forefront. The same is true with forklifts. Today, there are a plethora of electric forklifts available, enabling users to do more work with less power, delivering sustainability in the most volatile of industries. An electric forklift is always a fantastic energy-efficient alternative. There are many benefits to owning one of these cutting-edge devices. Here are five benefits to consider, if you are pondering the purchase of an electric forklift:

1) Save on Fuel Costs

Many forklift manufacturers offer EPA-approved hybrid LPG and diesel engines proven to save owners substantial amounts of money on fuel costs. Fully-electric forklifts can even maximize those savings some more, as no petroleum or gasoline based products are required to operate these machines. While there is no definitive number that can be given to project savings, any business that converts to a fully electric fleet can expect to save upwards of thousands of dollars per year.

2) Less Maintenance

Electric forklifts do not foster their power from combustion, therefore they do not require many of the parts featured in traditional vehicles. These apparatuses do not require oil, pistons, spark plugs, belts or catalytic converters. With time and inevitable wear and tear, these products are destined to weather and eventually lose functionality, ultimately requiring replacement. However, electric forklifts use none of these components and once again can save you thousands in repair and preventative maintenance costs.

3) Eco-Friendly

Not only do electric forklifts help businesses save money, they also promote improvements in our environment as well, which goes a long in company morale and sustainability. Green technology has emerged at the forefront of future solutions to address current problems, it can also resolve many issues warehousing and distribution franchises face as well with supply chain and material handling overhead.

4) Handles The Job Well

Electric forklifts can tackle any job that traditional gas-fed forklifts can handle. Many electric forklifts can lift up to 3,500 pounds of goods but still promote efficiency and eco-friendly initiatives. For example, NFM has created the Nichiyu series of forklifts and material handling appliances. These devices are entirely electric and are ergonomically designed to cater to the most unique scenarios and situations. NFM offers a three-wheel counter balance, four-wheel counter balance, rack, stand-on reach and sit on truck forklift.

5) Longer Lifespan

As a result of their product quality and overall schematics, electric forklifts are likely to enjoy a longer lifespan than typical gas fed material handling appliances. From a combination of durability, efficacy and innovations in technology, electric forklifts are likely to last longer than traditional forklifts.

Leading industry manufacturers are committed to contributing to the global green technology movement. As a result, there are many options available to choose from, each distinct with features applicable to the most unique of circumstances. When that old gas-fed forklift finally breaks down, consider purchasing an eco-friendly electric forklift, with more selections and features to choose from. The process has never been simpler.

About Tom Reddon

Tom has been involved in the forklift industry since 1986. He loves doing research, blogging, and speaking about forklifts. You can contact Tom on his Twitter or Google+ profiles.

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