Forklift Truck Types - Counterbalance

The counterbalance is the Original design of forklift truck that relies on a weight on the back of the truck to literally counterbalance the weight on the forks.

Counterbalance trucks come in a variety of sizes from 1 ton to 40 ton capacity. they can be powered by Electric motor and battery, or by gas or diesel fuelled internal combustion engines.

The choice of which power source is most suitable for an application depends on the type of goods being handled, the terrain or ground conditions, the availability of mains electricity the shift pattern required and the length of time the truck is required to work each day, and  many other factors besides.

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