Because many forklift model and serial combinations came with a variety of fuel source options, it is important to provide us with the fuel type of your vehicle so that we can insure our research will be as accurate and timely as possible. If you need to verify the fuel type of your equipment, the information can usually be found on the lift’s data plate.
- Diesel: Provides the most torque and power for outdoor construction and jobsite applications. Most diesel powered forklifts will be equipped with pneumatic tires.
- L.P. Gas: For use outdoors and indoors. Most Cushion Tire forklifts are powered with L.P. Gas. Because L.P. Gas forklifts produce lower emissions, they can be used in some indoor applications.
- Gasoline: Although gasoline is rarely used as fuel for forklifts, they are available and they can only be used for outdoor applications due to the high amount of emissions.
- Electric: For use mainly indoors on smooth, concrete surface. Electric forklifts can be used outdoors when conditions are dry. They are perfect for indoor warehouse applications because they do not produce exhaust and are quiet during operation.