10 reasons to choose eco-friendly products from Wajax!
Today’s world is seeing a growing concern over environmental sustainability. There has been a noteable shift away from traditional internal combustion forklifts toward earth-friendly equipment. In support of this, Wajax offers a variety of eco-friendly products for our customers and our electric forklifts are a prime example!
Here are 10 GREAT reasons to GO GREEN.
1. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY & HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVANTAGES
- Electric forklifts produce zero emissions making them great for the environment by reducing your carbon footprint
- Ideal for work on indoor applications due to lower health risks for employees
- Bonus cost savings can be found for companies that may currently rely on fans to circulate air
- Significant noise reductions compared to IC engines may lower employee distraction and long-term hearing issues
2. COST OF OWNERSHIP
- Studies show that the long-term saving benefits due to cheaper operation and maintenance costs outweigh the initial higher purchase price of electric forklifts in comparison to IC forklifts
- Electric forklifts reduce the need for fluids such as fuel, engine oil, radiator fluid, transmission fluid, lubricants, coolants, filters & more!
- Minimized downtime due to maintenance and/or breakdowns results in improved throughputs and lower operating expense
3. LONGER LIFE CYCLE
- Experience a longer life cycle due to fewer moving engine parts
- Little to no vibration during operation increases forklift life and reduces operator fatigue
4. REFUELING COST
- Cost of overnight battery recharging is generally less than replacing gas tanks in IC powered forklifts
5. HIGHER VISIBILITY
- Without rear mounted LPG tank, electric forklifts have a better visibility for rearward driving. Yet another attribute to increase workplace safety and operator fatigue.
6. IDEAL SIZE FOR DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS
- Electric trucks are generally more compact than LPG or Diesel-powered lift trucks
- Different battery compartment sizes allow for consistent capacity across an assortment of machine sizes, increasing tight turning radius performance and improved right angle stacking
7. AC MOTOR ADVANTAGES
- AC motors are highly energy efficient, offer outstanding performance with low power demand on start and require zero maintenance
- Capable of handling significantly higher peak current, AC motors increase torque and speed while reducing the overall size of the unit allowing quick acceleration to full speed and improving operator efficiency and productivity
8. SAFER OPERATION IN FOOD AND DRUG ENVIRONMENT
- Electric forklifts are cleaner to operate and maintain due to sealed motor compartments and zero emissions making them safer for food and drug environments
9. IMPROVED OPERATOR COMFORT
- Zero emissions, less vibrations and reduced noise make electric forklifts comfortable for ANY operator to run the truck easily. Long-term impact on an operator and a warehouse worker cannot be explained any better!
10. COMPATIBLE WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES
- With the evolution of new technologies, electric trucks can be equipped with opportunity charging, fast charging and lithium ion batteries for multiple shift operations
- Lithium ion batteries are high in demand as they are quick to recharge, cost effective, safe and virtually maintenance free