Deciding whether to use an electric forklift or an internal combustion forklift (IC) can be challenging. Electric forklifts in Gauteng are popular as their configuration has changed considerably over the years. Internal combustion forklifts are also popular due to their reliability and ease of use.
CFAO Equipment SA via its partnership with Toyota Industrial Equipment and 600SA, offers an extensive range of Toyota forklifts and CT Power Forklifts models available for hire or purchase. We offer both new and used forklifts for sale.
To assist you with your decision on whether to opt for an internal combustion forklift or an electric forklift, the team at CFAO Equipment SA has put together advantages and disadvantages for your consideration.
Aside from the forklift advantages and disadvantages listed above, how often you will use the forklift is another important consideration. When buying an electric forklift and using it one or two times a week, it is very likely that your business will not experience the cost-saving benefits as you won’t be handling enough loads to justify the higher initial costs. Also, a forklift battery lasts longer and performs better when it is used often and regularly maintained.
However, if you need a dozen forklifts for three shifts per day, then having a fleet of electric forklifts would be ideal. You would have to consider travel speed, precise handling and work environment when deciding when buying or renting an internal combustion forklift and an electric forklift from CFAO Equipment SA or its partners. However, an IC forklift makes more sense if your team is operating in an outdoor environment as they do not have to have access to a battery charger.
Our experts at CFAO Equipment SA will help you find the right forklift for your operations. We provide the highest quality products and services to ensure your operational success. Our divisions include 600SA, Toyota Industrial Equipment and TUF Forklift division.
Complete the enquiry form below or contact CFAO Equipment SA directly and let us help you find the right forklift for your requirements.