The Platinum II internal combustion or IC engine forklift gives greater torque and horsepower ideal for many tough outdoor or indoor environments. This particular machine is capable of keeping your operation running smooth and maintaining high productivity. The Platinum II could be run by Dual Fuel with Gas/LP, Diesel, Gas or Liquid Propane. The fuel management system LP/Gas provided by Nissan makes the most of engine operation so as to provide less exhaust emissions and excellent fuel economy.
Similar to the automobile engine, the IC or internal combustion forklifts burn fuel in engines. It is most common for these machinery to be utilized for outdoor operations. This is due to electric units not being safe for use in the rain. Furthermore, only internal combustion lift trucks are able to handle the biggest cargo. Like for instance, if you need over 15,000 pounds capacity, you will definitely require an IC engine.
Internal combustion forklifts work on diesel fuel, liquid propane, gas or CNG which is compressed natural gas. Normally, the operating expenses are usually highest for gasoline and lowest for diesel. Propane and CNG fuels come in somewhere in the middle. A lot of people choose their equipment based on existing equipment and vehicles on hand. For instance, if you currently use diesel vehicles and have fuel storage, it really is practical to use diesel forklifts also.
With their ability to refuel on the fly, the internal combustion lift truck offers a huge disadvantage: they can be filled up easily at a gas pump or with a new propane canister and your lift truck is ready to continue working in no time. These units are cheaper to purchase initially compared to electric lift trucks but actually cost more per hour to operate.
Moreover, IC lift trucks stand up to certain types of misuse better than electric lifts. Specifically, these machines are utilized to push or tow loads as opposed to driving and lifting. Usually, they have better accelerations and top speeds. In outdoor use, this could be a big advantage.