The Platinum II IC or internal combustion lift truck offers more horsepower and torque ideal for a range of tough outside or inside settings. This machinery can keep your operation highly productive and running smoothly. The Platinum II can be powered by Liquid Propane, Gas, Diesel or Dual Fuel with Gas/LP. The fuel management system LP/Gas provided by Nissan makes the most of engine operation in order to provide excellent fuel economy and less exhaust emissions.
Like the automobile engine, the IC or internal combustion forklifts burn fuel in engines. It is most common for these machines to be utilized for outdoor applications. 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 largest loads. For example, if you require over 15,000 pounds capacity, you will certainly need an internal combustion engine.
The IC forklift can be run by diesel fuel, liquid propane, gas or CNG which is compressed natural gas. The operating costs are usually the highest for gas and lowest for diesel models. CNG and propane fuels come in somewhere in the middle. Many individuals choose their machine based on existing vehicles and equipment available. Like for instance, if you currently use diesel vehicles and have fuel storage, it is practical to go with diesel forklifts as well.
With their ability to refuel on the fly, the internal combustion forklift offers a big disadvantage: they can simply be filled up at a gas pump or with a new propane canister and your lift truck is ready to continue working in no time. These models are less expensive to buy initially compared to electric forklifts but actually cost more per hour to operate.
What's more, IC forklifts stand up to certain types of misuse better than electric lift trucks. Specifically, these machinery are used to push or tow cargo as opposed to driving and lifting. Generally, they have better accelerations and top speeds. In outdoor use, this could be a big advantage.