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The converted Fiat 500 trades its gas engine for an electric forklift motor

While we wait for the official Fiat 500 electric - a car that makes all kinds of sense given the 500's small, fuel efficient build - two German manufacturers have teamed up to give us an alternative. The 500 E from Karabag and Linde trades its gas engine for an electric forklift motor.  Read More

The see-through gas bottle puts an end to the age-old dilemma of untimely endings to barbe...

From everyone who’s ever run out of gas half-way through an important barbecue – thank you. From every forklift operator who’s paid extra for keeping a truck driver waiting when the gas ran out during loading/unloading – thank you. And the list goes on. Thank you to Composite for the company's new see-through gas bottle that shows exactly how much gas is left and when it needs replacing or refilling - it's a godsend for every red-faced backyard cook and warehouse worker.  Read More

Three-Wheel All AC Powered N-Generation Forklift

May 3, 2006 It seems there’s a strong move towards electrical power in forklift trucks and Mitsubishi gave this further momentum yesterday when it announced the introduction of its FB16NT-FB20NT series of 100 percent (AC) powered, three-wheel electric forklift trucks. The "all" AC powered N-Generation forklifts feature increased range of maneuverability an advanced Integrated Presence System and extended service intervals. Offering three models with capacities ranging from 3,000 to 4,500 lbs, the N-Generation offers a control system with modifiable performance settings controlling top travel speed, lifting speed, regenerative braking and auto regenerative braking. Torque and speed are controlled separately, allowing for optimum driving performance. The three-wheel design and hydrostatic steering provides increased maneuverability allowing operators to navigate areas with tight aisle spacing. In addition, the innovative AC drive system implements the latest in heat dissipation technology, assuring maximum performance while reducing battery consumption.  Read More

Hydrogen-powered Forklift

February 9, 2005 While the availability and infrastructure required for the mass adoption of hydrogen powered automobiles is slowly but surely moving into place, it's still some way off before the average person will be able to purchase a road going vehicle that produces no harmful emissions. But commercially viable hydrogen-powered industrial vehicles are closer to the market than many people think and one of the most likely to succeed in short order is the forklift.  Read More

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