The Platinum II Internal Combustion or IC forklift offers greater torque and horsepower ideal for a range of tough outdoor or inside settings. This machine could keep your operation running smoothly and highly productive. The Platinum II can be run by Diesel, Dual Fuel with Gas/LP, Liquid Propane or Gas. The fuel management system LP/Gas offered by Nissan optimizes engine operation so as to provide less exhaust emissions and excellent fuel economy.
IC or internal combustion forklifts burn fuel in engines like car engines. These units are the most common option for outdoor applications since electric units are not able to be used safely in the rain. Additionally, only internal combustion lift trucks are able to handle the biggest loads. Like for instance, if you need more than 15,000 pounds capacity, you would certainly require an IC engine.
The internal combustion forklift could be run by diesel fuel, liquid propane, gas or CNG which is compressed natural gas. The operating expenses are usually the highest for gas and lowest for diesel models. Propane and CNG fuels come in somewhere in the middle. Many people want their equipment based on existing vehicles and equipment available. For example, if you currently have fuel storage and use diesel vehicles, it is practical to utilize diesel forklifts also.
With their ability to refuel on the fly, the internal combustion lift truck provides a huge disadvantage: they could be filled up easily at a gas pump or with a new propane canister and your forklift is ready to continue working in no time. These units are cheaper initially to buy compared to electric lift trucks but really cost more per hour to operate.
The IC lift truck would stand up far better to misuse over the electric forklift models. Specifically, these equipment are utilized to tow or push cargo as opposed to lifting and driving. Usually, they have better top speeds and acceleration. Within outdoor operation, this could be a big advantage.