The following classes of forklift describe the use and fuel choice of each forklift. Certification is truly required for every class of forklift that the operator would be using.
Class 1 - Electric Motor Rider Trucks
These forklifts come with either cushion or pneumatic tires. Pneumatic tires are recommended for outdoor use in dry conditions. The cushion tired models are designed for smooth, indoor surfaces. These are electrically powered vehicles that utilize industrial batteries, which make them suitable within closed locations where the quality of air is a concern. Travel and hoist functions are controlled by transistor motor controllers. These are versatile units commonly utilized everywhere from the loading dock to the storage facility.
Class 2 - Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks
For the type of environment where narrow aisles must be negotiated, this particular kind of forklift is suitable. They are effective at making the most 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 are battery-powered and hand-controlled models. Using a steering tiller, the operator can control the lift while standing in front of the truck. The tiller has controls mounted on top and is moved laterally in order to steer the vehicle. The smaller capacity units use industrial batteries.