Carer Electric Forklift Solutions recently closed the sale for five model A80/900 electric forklifts for a wood processing facility in the Southern USA. These units have a 17,500 lb lift capacity at a 36″ load center and will maintain this lift capacity to almost 20 ft.
Carer has 46 different chassis options between 10,000 lbs and 55,000 lbs lift capacity. After a detailed application review, including an in-depth utilization analysis, it was determined that the monthly operational cost savings far outweighed the initial acquisition costs. Additionally once all costs were considered, including the requirements for the replacement of the equivalent sized diesel unit, the ROI produced was well under 18 months.
The Carer model A80/900 units are supplied with lithium iron phosphate batteries. The chargers included have a 500 amp output that will produce ultra-fast charging for the batteries, eliminating the need for spares. Furthermore, using the lithium batteries eliminates the need to rely on operators or maintenance personnel to maintain the batteries, as they require zero maintenance. These lithium iron phosphate batteries also have an exceptionally long usable life, are completely safe to use in an industrial application, are easy to recycle at end of life, and are expected to easily last for the usable life of the Carer forklift.
The components of financial value for this solution will realize:
- 35% reduction in annual asset utilization
- 60% additional usable asset life—lower monthly depreciation
- 88% reduction in monthly energy consumption costs (diesel to electric)
- 40% reduction in monthly maintenance and repair costs
- 28% reduction in monthly tire repair & replacement costs
- 52 hours of reclaimed unproductive work hours per forklift
The operations manager was very excited about eliminating fuel costs from his monthly operating costs while also eliminating hassles associated with delivery. The facility is currently analyzing the installation of solar panels to recover enough energy to take the forklifts “off grid” and operate without energy costs.
In addition to cost savings, operating electric trucks is a much better solution for the environment.
“We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone’s arguing over where they’re going to sit.” – Dr. David Suzuki
Carer Electric Forklift Solutions works closely with our customers. We start with a detailed application analysis, followed by solution development, and finally a mutually agreeable financial justification.
Popular Models Include:
|R45-80H² Series: capacities ranging from 9,000 lbs up to 17,500 lbs with an 80-volt chassis configuration and all-weather cabin options. This Carer R series range is great for manufacturing and processing facilities including freight loading and container loading.|
|F60-100HD² Series: capacities ranging from 13,500 lbs to 22,000 lbs with a 96-volt chassis configuration, high-performance dual drive motors, and a short turning radius 180-degree steer axle. The Carer FHD² series is excellent for performance and energy demanding and high daily utilization environments, including lumber processing and reload, pulp and paper processing, and any environment where performance and long operating time are required.|
|A80-100X Series: capacities ranging from 17,500 lbs to 22,000 lbs with full rated capacity available up to 19.6 ft on a 96-volt operating system for high-efficiency energy consumption and long operating time, high-performance dual drive motors, elevated seating position, large diameter super elastic tires, and all-weather cabin options. This series is a great fit for steel, lumber, and multi-pallet handling applications.|
|Z60-100H Series: capacities ranging from 13,500 lbs to 22,000 lbs with a 96-volt chassis configuration, high-performance drive motor, and short wheelbase. Great for operating in dense warehouse and production environments. Excellent in paper roll industries.|
|K100-120 Series: capacities ranging from 22,000 lbs to 26,000 lbs with a 96-volt chassis configuration for high-efficiency operation. Very low chassis and mast design of 88″ for operation in environments with limited height access including shipping containers, mining, heavy industrial, and port terminal operations. All-weather cabin options available.|
|Z100-Z140HC & Z140-160H Series: capacities ranging from 26,000 lbs to 35,000 lbs with a 120-volt chassis configuration for very high operating efficiency, cushion tires, and short wheelbase for confined area operation. Excellent for applications with steel coil and smelter facilities, aerospace, and heavy -duty manufacturing.|
|R120-160 Series: capacities ranging from 26,000 lbs to 36,000 lbs with a 120-volt chassis configuration for very high operating efficiency, large diameter super elastic tires, heavy-duty drive systems, all-weather cabin options. Excellent for port terminal operations, lumber reload yards, steel coil handling, heavy load pulp clamp, large load freight for agriculture, automobile manufacturing, and many other heavy industry applications.|
Carer Electric Forklifts has the right machine for any heavy-duty application in the most aggressive operating environments. Please contact Carer Electric Forklift Solutions at 1-844-33CARER (1-844-332-2737) for information on how Carer can support the integration of industrial electric forklifts into your facility.