Accession Number:

ADA133629

Title:

An Investigation of the Commercial Alternative Power Sources for the Counterbalanced Industrial Lift Truck.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MOBILITY EQUIPMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

A comparative analysis of four different power sources gasoline, liquid petroleum gas LPG, diesel, electric for 4,000-lb capacity forklift trucks was made for productivity, exhaust emission characteristics, noise levels, energy consumption, reliability, maintainability, operating costs, and safety ramifications. The principal Conclusions reached were 1 Internal combustion engine ICE trucks are more productive than are electric 2 Diesel was most productive truck 3 Electric truck was most economical considering only energy costs diesel was second 4 All trucks except electric exceeded accepted noise standard 5 Diesel truck emitted significantly less carbon monoxide CO than did gasoline or LGP.

Subject Categories:

  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE