Did you know that CARER electric forklifts are available in very high capacity, pneumatic style chassis? With increasing demands to have high-capacity forklifts adhere to Tier 4 compliance, the electric solution is a real alternative. No longer are electric forklifts tied to capacities focused on 3,000 to 10,000 lbs. With advancements in the electrical componentry and higher kilowatt hours, CARER can offer high-capacity forklifts with similar performance as their internal combustion counterparts. Now, mines, mills, manufacturers, ports, lumber, pulp, and paper companies are able to choose from 46 different chassis configurations between 12,000lbs and up to 60,000lbs capacity with the CARER electric forklift solution that best fits their capacity demand.
A80-300X series: Capacity ranging from 17,500lbs up to 60,000lbs at a 48-inch load center
Myth 2 – “The battery doesn’t output enough power for my application.”
Are you aware that not all electric forklifts are built the equal? Each electric forklift can be configured with very different power systems (battery & charger) to meet specific operational expectations. Carer offers varying energy consumption performance capabilities across 46 different chassis configurations over 12,000lb lift capacity. With over 40 years of experience, Carer Electric Forklifts continues to focus on the necessary engineering and design to maximize runtimes for various performance demands across a number of industries. Whether it is in a single shift operation or in a very demanding triple shift application, Carer offers the ideal model that will maximize the exact power supply to fit any and all operational requirements.
Z100-120 HD series: Capacity ranging from 21,800lbs-26,000lbs, with a 120 Volt operating system
Myth 3 – “Electric forklifts are much more expensive.”
The electric forklift is only more expensive if it costs you more and it doesn’t. When all operating costs are considered including adjusted life cycle depreciation, extended operating life, reduced maintenance & repair costs, energy consumption, labor costs, tire wear and downtime, Carer electric forklifts often show a return on investment in under 24 months. This gap becomes larger with high-capacity forklifts where maintenance costs & energy consumption exponentially increase as the size of machine increases. Carer Electric Forklifts assists in analyzing & measuring overall operating costs of an ICE forklift compared to an electric, proving the return of the initial capital investment of an electric forklift over a traditional ICE fleet. For example, Carer electric forklifts have approximately 90 parts, versus up to 1100 parts on an IC truck, which means many more moving parts to eventually fail and need replacing. In fact, the annual maintenance and repair costs for a Carer electric forklift are approximately one-third of what it costs to maintain and repair a similar internal combustion (IC) forklift. Furthermore, in almost all cases, the operating costs for a Carer electric forklift is 85-95 percent less than a diesel or LP forklift. Where an LP forklift might cost $6000 per year, a comparable Carer electric forklift will only cost $600 to $900 per year. When the math is done, what seems to be a premium on an electric truck, ends up being a savings.
Myth 4 – “Electric forklifts won’t work in our environment.”
Did you know that electric forklifts can operate outdoors in all weather conditions? Much the same as their ICE forklift equivalent, electric forklifts can operate outdoors in rain and snow, even extreme hot and cold temperatures. Similar to the advances proven in the automotive industry, electric forklifts have progressed to a level where they can take the place of the majority of ICE forklifts, regardless of operating environment. At times, even adding additional performance advantages, especially in traction and acceleration. Carer Electric Forklifts offer models specific to each application’s specific environmental condition. Whether it is cold and snowy or an excessively hot foundry application, Carer Electric Forklifts has a model that will fit most environments
Myth 5 – Can My Forklift Fleet Contribute to Sustainability
The word Sustainability can invoke many differing views. At the foundation of sustainability, you will find the process of change, in which the use of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development all contributes to the resulting shift in organizational views proven in a group’s day-to-day decision making. Electric forklifts deliver changes in air quality, dependency on variable fossil fuels (and their unpredictable pricing), extended service life, increased tire life and less oil disposal. Carer Electric Forklifts is committed to assisting customers wanting to lead their industry in environmental sustainability one forklift at a time. Many incentive programs are currently available to influence the acquisition of machinery that eliminates carbon emissions. These can be up to 80% of the acquisition cost. Please let us help you navigate through some the programs available in your region.
Myth 6 – Market Acceptance – “We don’t want to be the guinea pig for new technology.”
The first forklift manufactured was an electric driven unit. Fifteen years ago, 35% of the sit-down counterbalance forklifts sold into the North American market were electric driven units. Today, nearly 70% of these are now electric drive units. The key historical objections to acquiring electric forklifts are no longer valid. That is, performance, battery run time, all climate and weather operation, and acquisition price as the Carer electric forklifts meet all operating requirements for most applications. Once operators allow themselves the opportunity to become accustomed to operating an electric forklift it remains their preference going forward. No operators ever prefer to return to operating an internal combustion machine. So, no, you are not being the guinea pig…you are being a market leader and driving smart solutions into your organization. Please consider Carer electric forklifts when converting from your internal combustion, old forklifts.
Z60-100H series: capacities ranging from 13,500lbs to 22,000lbs with a 96-volt operating system.
Carer electric forklifts has the right machine for any heavy-duty application in the most aggressive operating environments. Please contact NovaLift Equipment at 1-833-NOVA-500 (1-833-668-2500) for information on how they can support the integration of industrial electric forklifts into your facility.
CARER’s Ultra-Compact Z series
Ideal for the Steel, Aerospace, Automotive, Paper & Cement Industries.
We are now entering a period where anything once powered by fossil fuel is now becoming electrified. New mandates, incentives, and technological advancements are pushing industries such as the material handling industry, to develop more efficient, carbon friendly solutions, that represent significant cost savings. The result has not only had an impact on the reduction of industry emissions, but has also led to many additional benefits, such as reduced maintenance, fuel expenses and repairs, and an increase in cost savings, efficiencies, and availability. With close to 50 years as an electric forklift manufacturer, CARER has been a pioneer in developing high-capacity electric forklifts, with lift capacities ranging from 10,00lbs to 60,000lbs for every type of application and environment. The Z series model lineup from CARER for example, has a capacity range from 13,000lbs to 36,000lbs, and has been designed to operate in very confined operating environments, where minimal space is available. Furthermore, they have been designed to ensure high performance, long operating time, lower operating costs, as well as many other efficiencies, making it ideal for the steel distribution and processing, smelting, aerospace, automotive, paper & cement industries.
Reduced total cost of ownership – Although having a higher initial cost, CARER’s Z series electric forklifts offer a considerable reduction in the overall cost of ownership. There are several contributing factors including: efficient high voltage operating systems, low cost of electricity vs diesel or LP, and reduced service needs and costs.
Lower energy cost – The cost of electricity for one of the Z series forklifts, is typically between 12% and 15% of the cost of internal combustion fuel. A standard IC forklift can only operate up to eight hours, so constantly needing to purchase fuel can quickly increase an annual budget. Furthermore, most IC forklifts are made without a built-in gas gauge, making it harder to monitor tank levels for refueling. This leads to more labor costs associated with fueling and refueling the machine.
Lower maintenance costs – Where we would typically see an internal combustion forklift have1100 moving parts, we would see a Carer Z series forklift run on only 90 moving parts. This reduced number of components in the Carer electrical forklift, significantly reduces the need for parts replacement, technical support, and service costs, as well as the need for oil and filter replacements, which can represent up to a 40% reduction in cost.
Compact in size – By elevating the battery compartment, and positioning the rear steer axel under the battery, the CARER Z series can provide a very short overall length. Therefore, the amount of needed operating space is reduced, and provides better real estate utilization. The result is a high-capacity forklift, with extremely high lift capacity, able to maneuver through confined and challenging spaces.
Raised driving position – By shortening the length of the chassis to achieve an overall smaller footprint, and by repositioning the battery compartment, the position of the operator is elevated. With a higher operating position, and standard rearview camara, the CARER Z series offers 360-degree visibility, making it easier and safer in any application.
Ergonomics and comfort – With efficient high volt, AC motors, the CARER Z series, reduces vibrations and sound, and eliminates all emissions. This creates much safer conditions that the operator would otherwise have to endure, preventing fatigue, back and neck pain, and other long-term health risks. With the premium full suspension seat, spacious and comfortable cabin, and ergonomic steering configuration, operators not only find the Z series more comfortable, but also much safer to operate.
High voltage operating systems – The 96V and 120V operating systems used by the Z series, increases autonomy and efficiency, thanks to some of the most advanced technology available in the market. These highly efficient, high voltage systems, increase the forklift’s performance by allowing the use of lower currents, reducing battery stress, battery power, and overall temperatures. The result is longer battery life and autonomy, longer lasting electrical devices, and less maintenance and repairs. The use of high voltage operating systems also provides high performance and long autonomy of the battery. The power of the motor being electronically controlled, provides exceptional acceleration, high speed, and unmatched maneuverability. The acceleration is smooth and progressive, and is only used when needed, reducing energy consumption, and increasing the autonomy of work.
Electric braking – The new 100% electric braking system is mounted directly on the two front traction motors. This increases overall efficiency, and nearly eliminates the need to invest in brake repairs and maintenance. With a combination of the programable braking system, and the Automatic Speed Control System when cornering, the CARER Z series becomes a very safe, and efficient solution.
Tilt cylinders – The tilt cylinders on CARER’s Z series are mounted above the overhead guard. This not only ensures better stability and rigidity for the mast at high lift heights, but also reduces the cylinder’s exposure to debris and damage. CARER has uniquely positioned the exposed area of the tilt cylinder at the back, so that it is well protected from loose debris falling over the mast when lifting product.