Discussion:
What does it mean: off-forklift type?

Dear all,
I am a translator and right now am translating a manual for a Nissan forklift.

In the chapter about batteries there is the following paragraph:
"HOW TO CHARGE BATTERY (OFF-FORKLIFT TYPE)

Charge the battery according to the manual supplied with the charger being used."

I have already asked my colleagues, native English speakers, and they do not know either what "off- forklift type" means. So I hope maybe experts in the field would be able to help me. :)
  • Posted 24 Oct 2005 17:17
  • Discussion started by tinageta
  • xxx, Latvia
Showing items 1 - 6 of 6 results.
Thanks a lot for all the replies that were most helpful to find an accurate and appropriate translation. :)
I am very grateful, indeed!
  • Posted 28 Oct 2005 09:00
  • Reply by tinageta
  • xxx, Latvia
Tinageta......In Japan many of the forklifts have "on board" chargers, that is the charger is attached to the truck itself. Being employed with a Japanese manufacturer for many years I visited Japan several times and was amazed at the difference in the charging systems.

I am sure they are refering to a stand alone charger as we use here in the US
  • Posted 28 Oct 2005 07:26
  • Reply by charlie_j
  • California, United States
I would agree with Sam C's response. They are talking about removing the battery from the truck for charging (versus charging the battery on the truck).
  • Posted 28 Oct 2005 00:55
  • Reply by InventoryOps
  • Wisconsin, United States
One more possibility would be "How to charge a battery" with the battery pulled out of the forklift. I know you can charge batteries while still in the forklift, but the larger warehouses simply swap charged batteries for discharged ones in order to keep a truck running through all 3 shifts. Thus, the battery would be "off forklift"
  • Posted 27 Oct 2005 23:06
  • Reply by sam_c
  • United States
Richard could very well be correct. However, my understanding is a bit different. I believe "Off Forklift Type" may be a simple error in wording or translation. I suspect it meant to say, "How to charge a battery of forklift type". Meaning.... How to charge a forklift battery.
  • Posted 27 Oct 2005 22:36
  • Reply by tom_w
  • Virginia, United States
I would imagine that it means a remote, stand alone battery charger. Some trucks have a "built in" charger that is attached to the forklift truck- I would think that they would refer to that as an "on forklift" type charger.
  • Posted 24 Oct 2005 23:02
  • Reply by duodeluxe
  • United States
duodeluxe

Having trouble using the Discussion Forums? Contact us for help.

Forkliftaction.com accepts no responsibility for forum content and requires forum participants to adhere to the rules. Click here for more information.

Machinery-onQ Listings
Jungheinrich ETV116
  • JungheinrichETV116
  • 2004 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 3,660
Hyster H7.0FT
  • HysterH7.0FT
  • 2008 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 11,900
Hyster S7.00XL
  • HysterS7.00XL
  • 1997 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 16,600
Linde K10-011
  • LindeK10-011
  • 2011 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 23,740
BT RRE140
  • BTRRE140
  • 2009 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 5,900
Johnston CX200
  • JohnstonCX200
  • 2010 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 14,070
Linde H30D
  • LindeH30D
  • 2007 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 12,900
Mitsubishi FGC70K
  • MitsubishiFGC70K
  • 2007 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 19,690
Still R60-40
  • StillR60-40
  • 2005 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 5,350
Linde H30D02
  • LindeH30D02
  • 2013 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 17,900
Featured Business
Doosan Industrial Vehicle Co., Ltd.
Committed to innovation, new technologies & talented individuals.
Machinery-onQ Listings
Johnston CX200
  • JohnstonCX200
  • 2010 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 14,070
Jungheinrich ETV116
  • JungheinrichETV116
  • 2004 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 3,660
Hyster H7.0FT
  • HysterH7.0FT
  • 2008 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 11,900
BT RRE140
  • BTRRE140
  • 2009 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 5,900
Linde H30D02
  • LindeH30D02
  • 2013 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 17,900
Hyster S7.00XL
  • HysterS7.00XL
  • 1997 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 16,600
Linde H30D
  • LindeH30D
  • 2007 | Used - Sale
  • Germany
  • EUR 12,900
Linde K10-011
  • LindeK10-011
  • 2011 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 23,740
Mitsubishi FGC70K
  • MitsubishiFGC70K
  • 2007 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 19,690
Still R60-40
  • StillR60-40
  • 2005 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 5,350