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) : Stephens,James E , Jr ; Lee,Tim F

PDF Url : ADA133629

Report Date : Oct 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 142

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.

Descriptors :   *Forklift vehicles, Electric motors, Diesel engines, Spark ignition engines, Gasoline, Petroleum products, Liquefied gases, Field tests, Exhaust gases, Noise(Sound), Energy consumption, Reliability, Maintainability, Operation, Costs, Safety

Subject Categories : Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE