Electric vs. Internal Combustion Lift Trucks: Pros and Cons

One of the most common questions in the forklift industry is, “Should I use an electric or internal combustion (IC) forklift truck?” Choosing the right forklift for your industry can save your business both time and money. 

Work environments and applications can significantly vary. It’s important to talk about the potential uses before making a final decision. Luckily, the professionals at Prana Machinery can help you with all of these major choices. 

Internal Combustion Trucks

Much like the engine on your personal vehicle, an internal combustion engine works in a similar way. It requires fuel to run, usually gasoline, diesel, liquified petroleum gas, or compressed natural gas. It’s a very common engine type for forklifts for many reasons. 

Here are a few pros and cons of internal combustion trucks:



Electric Trucks

Electric forklifts are on the rise with their capabilities. They use a rechargeable battery to power the engine making them more environmentally friendly. However, this also has increased their costs upfront, but over time you may realize that you’ll be saving money without the fuel costs to consider. 



Prana Machinery Is Here For Your Forklift Needs

When it comes down to choosing which forklift is best for your business, we’re here to help. No matter what industry you operate in, we know the pros and cons of every machine we have in stock. We can help take a look at your day-to-day workflow and give you all of the best options that will benefit your business. 

Give us a call so we can start assisting you!