How high can you go?
What most people want to know about forklifts boils down to basically three questions: how much can it lift, how high can it lift it, and how long can it do it for?
Thanks to advances in battery technology and AC power systems, the 3-Wheel Electric can run 20% longer and 15% faster than the competition.
This means fewer charges, and if you're in a particularly intense situation, it means you need fewer batteries per truck to keep it running 24/7. This means less space and time dedicated to battery handling, and less budget needed to keep things running smoothly. Please reach out
to one of our Customer Service Specialists to help learn how you can get the best power system for your needs.
When it comes to how much these trucks can lift, there isn't as wide a range as some of the more traditional lift trucks. Built to work in a warehouse setting and much smaller than a more common truck, the 3-Wheel Electric
lifts between 3000lbs (1360 kg) and 4000lbs (1814 kg) base capacity. The low end of that range is the 8FBE15U
and the 8FBES15U
(S is for "short," an option that shrinks the truck 2" in length), at 3500lbs (1587 kg) base capacity sits the 8FBE18U
and the 8FBEH18U
(the H has a high-capacity battery), while the top end is the 8FBE20U
we started today mentioning.
How high can you get with the 3-Wheel Electric
? Like always it comes down to what you need it to do and how you intend to use it. The maximum fork height depends on which mast you decide on, from the positively stubby Wide Visible (V) ranging from 100-159" (253-440cm), the Full Free-Lift 2-stage (FV) ranges from 107-159" (273-440cm), the Full Free-Lift 3-stsage (FSV) gives you 147-237" (374-604cm), and the towering Full Free-Lift 4-stage (QFV) takes you to a whopping 241-277" (613-705cm).
A word of caution on those heights though: If you need a full base capacity of 3000-4000lbs (1360-1814kg) at the top end of these ranges, you might want to invest in a Reach Truck
instead. We'll talk about those in a later installment of Focus On
. At full 277.5" (705.5cm) extension, the QFV mast with cushion tires will support only a 1850lbs (839 kg) base capacity. It does this with a mast that is 40% shorter than a 3-stage reach truck though, so if you have to go through doors or into trailers it might still be something to think about.