Discussion:
i wonder what happened to the future of forklift discussion

I wonder why the future of forklift discussion has diapered,
may be it was because manufactures don't like to here what is true and Lithium iron batteries do catch fire
  • Posted 27 Sep 2018 22:27
  • Discussion started by exalt
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Just like I thought, you still are out there.
  • Posted 22 May 2019 20:14
  • Reply by triumphrider
  • Texas, United States
Forkingabout This might be the case with smaller trucks up to 5,000kg but over 5,000kg what you lose in productivity and the extra cost of not only Lithium iron powered truck but also the chargers and depending on the number of truck new cabling for the electric. The customers cost will have risen significantly

Plus, the batteries lose density every time you charge them so really its like getting a diesel forklift with a shrinking fuel tank.

How many of these customers in a couple of years' time will be saying they got ripped off by a smart talking sales rep, because their battery has only lasted them three years.


If Litium iron is so good why over 6 ton 97% of electric forklifts are sold with lead acid batteries and only one company i no of use lithium Iron at 16,000kg and that's Wiggins
  • Posted 20 May 2019 21:22
  • Modified 20 May 2019 21:25 by poster
  • Reply by exalt
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Adblue is urea in solution with distilled water - not ammonia. Two completely different nitrogen based compounds. What are you smoking? Can I have some please?
  • Posted 20 May 2019 20:57
  • Modified 20 May 2019 20:58 by poster
  • Reply by wiggy
  • kent, United Kingdom
No I don't use ad blue - my personal vehicle use is totally unsuitable for any diesel engine plus a modern petrol engine is plenty fuel efficient for me.

Customer I'm based at wont have diesel powered forklifts either plus they are replacing the LPG fuelled IC counter balance forklifts when they come to the end of there lease for lithium ion powered counter balances.
  • Posted 20 May 2019 17:51
  • Reply by Forkingabout
  • england, United Kingdom
No Add Blue is ammonia


I follow some one on Linkedin called Gary here what he has to say about Construction equipment.

Zero emissions power, lightweight 3D printed hollow section components, rotary actuators, composite buckets - this tech is going to revolutionise CE


He 100% right and it will revolutionise the materials handling industry to.
  • Posted 20 May 2019 16:55
  • Modified 20 May 2019 17:12 by poster
  • Reply by exalt
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Trying to compare adblue to anhydrous ammonia? Right...
  • Posted 20 May 2019 16:53
  • Reply by wiggy
  • kent, United Kingdom
Forkingabout do you use add blue
  • Posted 20 May 2019 16:38
  • Reply by exalt
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I saw ammonia mentioned & don't want to be anywhere near the thing.
  • Posted 20 May 2019 15:29
  • Reply by Forkingabout
  • england, United Kingdom
wheres your new truck exalt?
you've been pretty quiet till now.

its fine you want to do research on other venues to gather opposition talking points to compare to your own product performance but we're still waiting to see yours hit the market.
  • Posted 20 May 2019 01:24
  • Reply by swoop223
  • North Carolina, United States
You've been swooped!
swoop223@gmail.com
With More and More companies now look at sustainability as one of the most important factors when look at new counter balance forklift. We decided to look at what is on offer @ 8,000kg 100% zero emission.

There are a number of both major and smaller forklift manufactures in this product market from Toyota, Linde, Hyster, Kalmar, Junghheinich who will also supply MCF, Carer, Montini just to name a few.

We have decided to look at a German Brewery distribution centre as a case study. For this the centre will work on a two shift system 06.00 - 14.00 & 14.00 - 22.00 The forklift operator gets his 8 ton electric lithium iron multi pallet handling forklift and starts work at around 06.15. The truck battery is fully charged at 120KWH he works till his first break at 08.15. The leaves his station at 08.05 placed his truck on charge and returns at 08.45 giving 15 minutes of charging with a 30KWH charger. This is 7.5 KHW hour of charge. The truck has used 40 kwh of electric this leaves 87.5 kwh of charge. He then works till 10.15 when he stops for dinner and returns back at 11.15 giving 30 minutes of charging this is 15KWH of charge. The truck has used 24 KWH of charge this leaves 75.5KWH he then works till his afternoon break at 12.15 he leaves his station at 12.05 and return at 12.40 till he finishes his shift at 13.40 he then puts the truck back on charge. The truck finishes with 67.5 KWH of charge at the end of the shift. Then the second operator starts his shift for the same to happen again. The truck finishes the day with 15 KWH allowing 4 hour to fully charge the battery again. The lithium iron truck has been able to do a double shift but has lost a least 60 minutes of productivity.


Now the same with a lead acid battery truck the operator does the same shift but instead of leaving 10 minutes early he goes at his beak time the battery last 6 hours before it needs changing so at his last break, he stops at 11.45 to change his battery. With this system two batteries are needed as the overnight time and early morning start time are time enough for the battery to cool.

So with either Lithium iron or lead acid batteries you can do a double shift system the lithium iron truck battery would probably last only two - three years with this charging rate, and the lead acid battery will need charging area and maintenance.
  • Posted 19 May 2019 21:50
  • Reply by exalt
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
swoop....I know, that was the point.
  • Posted 12 Apr 2019 23:11
  • Reply by ChrisK
  • Kansas, United States
ehhh....
ChrisK....

those videos are 1 and 2 yrs old and not much proof of anything substantial that we didn't already know. {wink}{wink}

cgi and still pictures of a couple of lifts?
Be nice to see a real current video of the actual lifts in action, not some cgi rendition of a dream.
{cough}{cough}
;o)
we still wait for a better product introduction like most mfg's do when they introduce new machines into the market ;o)
  • Posted 12 Apr 2019 07:27
  • Reply by swoop223
  • North Carolina, United States
You've been swooped!
swoop223@gmail.com
OK haters! Here is your "proof"? Enjoy.

YouTube Exalt Forklift and sit back and enjoy.
  • Posted 11 Apr 2019 22:13
  • Modified 11 Apr 2019 22:14 by poster
  • Reply by ChrisK
  • Kansas, United States
Either exalt is a partner in this forum or he ought to be paid dividends. Nobody drives repeat views to this site like him. I love this show. It brightens up a monotonous day.
  • Posted 5 Apr 2019 02:30
  • Reply by Yidneck
  • N.Y.
@StrangerTrucks
A fellow from the state that looks looks a hand shouldn't have to ask that question (unless you weren't around then)
In1973 Stevie Wonder had a song on his
Innervisions" album
Here is the first Verse that should lead you to the answer you are seeking -

[Verse 1]
"People hand in hand
Have I lived to see the milk and honey land?
Where hate's a dream and love forever stands
Or is this a vision in my mind?"
  • Posted 5 Apr 2019 01:56
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States

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