No matter the industry, business owners across the nation continually look for ways to reduce their environmental impact. For many, this is easier said than done. But as you look for ways to recycle your trash or keep your energy usage minimal, don’t forget about the vehicles used in your warehouse. Even the forklifts you use make more of a difference than you might think.Are you a recycler? You've GOT to see this! Every choice in your operation affects your impact on the local environment--even the forklift trucks you use. #HTXMaterialHandling Click To Tweet
A Closer Look at the Linde Forklift
Every organization with material handling as a component of their operation should try to have as little of an environmental impact as possible. Aside from obvious changes like minimizing waste and using less energy, why not try switching to ‘greener’ forklifts too? The Linde EVO Series Forklifts are specially designed to reduce your fuel consumption, maintenance requirements, emission levels, and more! Let’s take a closer look at some of the features that make this model such an excellent choice:
1. Maintenance-Free Braking System
2. Drastically Reduced Fuel Consumption
3. Significantly Lower Emission Levels
4. Longer-Lasting Tires
5. Fewer Maintenance Requirements
1. Maintenance-Free Brake Systems
Linde forklifts include a specially designed braking system that doesn’t rely on generating friction through conventional mechanical brakes. The system is completely maintenance-free, allowing you to spend your time on more important warehouse tasks.
Pro Tip: The Linde forklifts’ maintenance-free brake system also means no brake dust for employees to accidentally breathe in! This potentially dangerous substance can be avoided altogether.
2. Reduced Fuel Consumption
Remarkably, Linde’s Hydrostatic Drive forklifts allow for the majority of material handling tasks to be performed quickly and efficiently with the engine at idle speed. Consequently, this benefit, combined with removing the accelerator and replacing it with load-sensing hydraulics, yields a 40-50% reduction in fuel consumption! Start adding that up and you’ll immediately realize why Linde owns the title of “Earth’s Greenest Forklift”.
3. Significantly Lowered Emission Levels
While Linde forklifts do still produce emissions, we’ve engineered them to keep those emission levels as low as possible. In fact, the total emissions produced by an individual internal combustion Linde lift truck are less than half of the amount allowed by EPA standards. Proper ventilation ensures no buildup of toxic gases in your warehouse. With the right safety practices, you’ll never have to worry about emissions causing issues for the health of your employees.
4. Longer-Lasting Tires
Any vehicle, whether a heavy-duty highway truck or simple warehouse forklift, is rendered useless without proper tires. Fortunately, with the Linde Hydrostatic Drive System not allowing over exuberant operators to ‘spin’ the drive tires, we routinely see tire longevity of 3X better than our would-be competitors. With proper care, you’ll realize this same benefit. Consequently, you’ll also spend significantly less time and money replacing worn tires.
5. Lower Maintenance Requirements
With an already maintenance-free brake and drive system, along with reduced wear and tear on tires, a Linde hydrostatic-drive forklift requires significantly less attention than a conventional model with an automotive-style mechanical transmission. The exact amount of reduction you’ll see depends on your usage and the operating conditions. However, following Linde’s fluid recommendations, engine service intervals are every 1000 hours, hydraulic fluid only needs to be changed every 6000 hours, and you NEVER have to worry about changing transmission fluid, brake fluid, or gear oil…there isn’t any!
A Green Forklift for a Green Warehouse
Linde Material Handling’s Lift Truck product range is designed to keep your operation as environmentally clean as possible, while also saving you significant cost and time spent on maintenance. Your employees will enjoy the most spacious and comfortable operator compartment in the world, and, best of all, you won’t have to sacrifice functionality or power to enjoy these benefits! A Linde forklift is the perfect choice for any organization focusing on becoming more earth-friendly.
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