The following classes of forklift describe the use and fuel choice of each forklift. Certification is required 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 for outdoor use in dry conditions. The models with cushion tires are designed for indoor surfaces that are smooth. These are electrically powered vehicles that use industrial batteries, which make them suitable in closed locations where air quality is a concern. Hoist functions and travel are controlled by transistor motor controllers. These are versatile units normally utilized everywhere from storage facility to the loading dock.
Class 2 - Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks
For the kind of location where narrow aisles should be negotiated, this specific type of forklift is suitable. They are efficient at making the most of storage space. Their unique design makes them perfect where speed is needed and for small spaces.
Class 3 - Electric Motor Hand or Hand-Rider Trucks
These battery-powered, hand-controlled models are intended for the operator to stand in front of the truck and control the lift using a steering tiller. The tiller has controls mounted on top and is moved laterally to be able to maneuver the vehicle. The units which have smaller capacity utilize industrial batteries.