Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are creating a fundamental change in the material handling industry. The longer runtimes, longer lifespan, fast charge capability, and reduced cost of ownership make adoption of lithium-ion power a clear decision.
When you think about material handling equipment in the construction industry, forklifts may not be the first thing that springs to mind. Front end loaders, back hoes, and conveyors may be what you think of right off the bat.
Most folks don’t associate forklifts with farming. Tractors and combines, sure. Forklifts and other material handling equipment, not so much.
But as the need for increased speed and efficiency in agriculture has grown, modern material handling solutions have replaced tractors on farms of all types. Supplies and seed are regularly delivered on pallets, so forklifts are quickly becoming a staple of the modern American farm. Farmers looking to expand or who want to store more seed, produce, or supplies need the extra oomph that a lift truck brings.