Expert suppliers of used & refurbished forklift trucks
We stock the most popular forklifts available including TCM, Linde, Yale, Noveltek, Bendi, BT, Puma Lift, Nissan, Toyota, Goodsense, CAT, Mitsubishi, Komatsu, Ceesab, Crown, Daewoo, Hyster and Jungheinrich.
Premier Lift Trucks have over 40 years experience in the forklift truck industry and have grown into one of the UK’s largest independent forklift truck companies. Premier hold approximately 200 used machines in stock at any one time so can cover most customer’s requirements.
Diesel Forklift Trucks
Lets talk about the advantages of diesel forklift trucks.
Some Advantages of Diesel Forklifts
Diesel forklifts are great for all weathers and not adversely effected by moisture / rain like Electric forklifts can be. This makes them ideal for outdoor use alongside Gas forklifts/
No charging batteries, just fill up the tank and go.
Acceleration, general speed, torque at low RPM are all superior to electric and gas.
They can lift more. Lift more and cost less to operate
Loading capacity is greater so Diesel is considered to be a. Better choice for heavier industrial use.
Less maintenance. Diesels require less scheduled maintenance and have a longer engine life than gas models.
Something to be considered is there is nothing blocking your rear view like a gas bottle on a gas forklift.
Some Disadvantages of Diesel Forklifts
Noises and fumes come at the top of the list. This can be an issue with certain warehouses like food warehouses or where vehicle traffic is too high within the warehouse and workers health is to be considered. Installing suitable ventilation / extraction can be expensive. Electric are best for indoor use.
Future fuel costs. Times change and this fuel type will fluctuate the most in the future.
Brake wear is higher than electric forklifts simply as brakes are applied more often with a diesel forklift.
On site fuel storage may be necessary so if space is limited this might be an issue. Also safety regulations may prevent you from storing fuel nearby. Worth considering.
Diesel forklifts are more expensive than gas so initial investment is high.