It use to be the case that laborers used to have to do everything themselves, but all that’s changed since electric forklifts were invented. Now with hydraulics technology, internal combustion and all the other modern day marvels that go into lifting machines, workers don’t have to break their backs trying to finish the jobs that our society needs to keep on running smoothly and prosperously.
What’s more, machines like the fork lift truck have significantly reduced the number of people needed to move a particular load. This was good news for businesses, because they didn’t have to hire so many employees anymore. Those who knew how to operate these machines could also expect to be paid more. Meanwhile, this freed up many other people to explore other areas of work where manpower was more needed.
A Few Great Manufacturers
There are many companies that produce fork lift trucks all over the world, and each one has its own history, and its own philosophy when it comes to production. There are three, however, that seem to be at the top of the ladder when it comes to producing such heavy duty hydraulic powered machines. Their machines have been put to good use in warehouses, groceries, construction sites, and just about anywhere that needs heavy loads moved from one place to another (shifted, lifted, turned, etc.).
Caterpillar is perhaps the leading manufacturer of fork lift trucks in the world. You can hardly travel around a city, passing by construction sites, and not see one of its amazing machines at work. One of its premier models is the Class V, with the ability to lift anything from 17,500 to 36,000 lbs. It runs on liquid petroleum gas and comes equipped with pneumatic tires. Do you have an eighteen ton load to lift? That’s no problem because the Class V has got you covered. With a good controller behind the wheel, there’s hardly anything you can’t do with this awesome machine on wheels. Its super powerful engine also meets the updated emissions regulations of 2010. This fork lift truck also has a closed cabin, with an air conditioner and heater, which means that your controller will be nice and comfortable even in extreme temperatures.
Toyota is a another big name in the world of heavy duty construction and moving machines. One notable model of this brand is the 7 Series Electric 3 Wheel Cushion and Pneumatic forklift. Since it’s an electric model, it’s perfect for indoor use. It’s got a very long lived battery, which is really convenient, but once it runs out of juice, all you have to do is to hook it up to a charger. Does it save on operating expenses? You bet it does, which is why we love it so much. This is a smaller fork lift truck, and it can carry about 3,000 to 4,000 lbs. But hey, that’s all you’re going to need, unless you have to lift a pile of steel beams, or something like that.
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