Different Types of Forklift
There are 3 main different types of forklift – Diesel, Electric and Liquid Propane Gas (LPG). Each have its own pros and cons. It depends on the individual whether a certain type of forklift is suitable for their needs.
Diesel forklift is the most common and traditional type of forklift in Singapore. It has the widest range of models available in the market as well as the ability to manage heavier load.
It is mainly used in outdoor as produces high exhaust emission and noise.
Electric forklift has become increasingly more common these days as more and more companies are going green. Electric forklift produces low or zero exhaust emission and noise.
The maintenance and cost of electric forklift is higher as the battery of an electric forklift needs to be changed every few years.
Due to its low exhaust emission and noise, electric forklift are very suitable for indoors and enclosed areas.
LPG (Liquid Propane Gas) Forklift
LPG (Liquid Propane Gas) forklift is like a hybrid between diesel and electric forklift. It is similar to a diesel forklift in terms of specifications, but does not produce harmful exhaust fumes. It uses gas instead of diesel.
Think of LPG (Liquid Propane Gas) forklift as a CNG car. The maintenance could be very high as the replacement of the gas tank has to be done and arranged with a provider for each refill.