The Platinum II internal combustion or IC engine lift truck gives greater torque and horsepower suitable for numerous tough outdoor or indoor settings. This particular equipment is capable of maintaining high productivity and keeping your operation running smooth. The Platinum II could be powered by Diesel, Dual Fuel with Gas/LP, Gas or Liquid Propane. The fuel management system LP/Gas provided by Nissan optimizes engine operation so as to provide great fuel economy and reduced exhaust emissions.
Internal combustion or IC forklifts burn fuel in engines like automobile engines. These units are the most common option for outdoor applications because electric units are not able to be used safely in the rain. In addition, only internal combustion forklifts are able to handle the largest cargo. Like for example, if you require more than 15,000 pounds capacity, you would certainly need an IC engine.
The IC forklift can be powered by diesel fuel, liquid propane, CNG which is compressed natural gas and gas. The operating expenses are normally the highest for gas and lowest for diesel units. Propane and CNG fuels come in somewhere in the middle. Many people choose their machinery based on existing vehicles and machinery on hand. Like for instance, if you currently use diesel vehicles and have fuel storage, it makes sense to use diesel forklifts too.
With their ability to refuel on the fly, the IC forklift provides a huge drawback: they could be filled up easily with a new propane canister or at a gas pump and your forklift is ready to continue working in no time. These models are less expensive to buy initially than electric lift trucks but really cost more per hour to operate.
Furthermore, IC forklifts stand up to certain kinds of misuse better than electric forklifts. Specifically, these machines are utilized to tow or push cargo as opposed to driving and lifting. Usually, they have better accelerations and top speeds. In outdoor operation, this can really be a big advantage.