Lift Trucks Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of lift truck manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source lift truck manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate lift truck companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture lift trucks for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading lift truck manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for forklift suppliers, pallet forklift trucks, or used forklift trucks.

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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

  • Jungheinrich's New EFG 2 AND 3 Series Trucks Offer Industry-Leading Performance and Increased Energy Efficiency with Their 4th Generation AC Technology

    Press Release - October 2, 2008, Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp. RICHMOND, VA - Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., a green manufacturer and supplier of eco-friendly AC-controlled electric lift trucks, has announced two new series of high performance counterbalanced trucks with capacities ranging from 2,500 to 4,000 lbs. The EFG 213-220 and EFG 316-320 both provide state-of-the-art, 4th generation, 3-phase AC technology in their drive, hydraulic and steering systems. The presence of this advanced technology is significant because it leads directly to higher levels of energy efficiency, as well as superior truck...

Industry Information

Lift Trucks

Lift trucks, also known as forklift trucks, are industrial vehicles which are used to lift, retrieve and move heavy products, items and loaded pallets. They are capable of stacking, racking and otherwise manipulating loads into desired locations, thus reducing the need for manpower and improving the overall efficiency of an operation. Electric forklift trucks are used in almost every industry which handles heavy items or large quantities, such as warehousing, industrial manufacturing and distribution. Lift trucks are particularly useful in storerooms, construction sites and loading docks and can be constructed for wide aisle, narrow aisle and very narrow aisle use. Lift trucks are used both indoor and outdoor, in large cooling units or on factory floors. Using a forklift improves storage potential, optimizes labor, and reduces risk of injury and cuts stocking time, allowing the operations of a facility to be more efficient. Lift trucks typically have a power operated forked platform attached to the front of the vehicle. This is designed to be inserted under loads to lift and move them. The trucks themselves may have safety rails installed around the lifting fork to minimize the risk of a load sliding or falling off. Other additions, such as flashing lights or audible sirens, are common safety features which help keep co-workers aware of the vehicles' movement and presence in order to avoid injury and product loss.

Depending on the truck type and the application for which it is used, a truck can be powered with an internal combustion engine, using diesel, gas or liquid propane, or an electric motor, using AC motors, DC motors, regenerative braking motors or fast charging motors. Hydraulic systems are used for lifting power in most lift trucks, although some companies have developed electric actuator controlled lifts. A few common lift truck features include tilting and rotating frames and wheels to increase the vehicles' overall maneuverability and efficiency. Some wheels also may be fitted with stabilizing outriggers. Lift truck manufacturers divide their products into specific classes of design and capacity. These classes primarily depend on the type of engine and tires that are used. Cushion or solid tires are designed for indoor use on smooth surfaces. Pneumatic tires are designed for outdoor use on uneven surfaces. Another factor in the classification of lift trucks is the nature of counterbalance in the vehicle. Counterbalancing uses specifically placed weights to prevent the lift from toppling over under the weight of a load. This method is far more convenient than the other alternative of placing supports under the loads.



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