The following forklift classes describe the use and fuel choice of every forklift. Certification is truly necessary for each and every class of forklift that the operator will be using.
Class 1 - Electric Motor Rider Trucks
These forklifts are available with either pneumatic tires or cushion tires. Pneumatic tires are recommended in dry conditions for outdoor application. The cushion tired models are designed for indoor, smooth surfaces. These are electrically powered vehicles that use industrial batteries, which make them suitable within closed environments where the quality of air is an issue. Travel and hoist functions are controlled by transistor motor controllers. These are versatile units commonly used everywhere from the loading dock to the storage facility.
Class 2 - Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks
This forklift is suggested for locations where narrow aisles have to be negotiated. They are efficient 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 battery-powered, hand-controlled models are designed for the operator to stand in front of the truck and control the lift with a steering tiller. The tiller has controls mounted on top and is moved laterally in order to maneuver the vehicle. The smaller capacity units use industrial batteries.