Tri-Lift NC, Inc. Announces BYD Distributorship

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Tri-Lift NC, Inc. is proud to announce that we are now the authorized distributor of BYD forklifts in North and South Carolina.

BYD has been on the cutting edge of electric powered commercial vehicles for over 25 years, and brought its technology to the United States three years ago. Since then, their Lithium Iron Powered Phosphate battery powered forklifts have gained in popularity and BYD has been adding distributors rapidly as demand has increased.

BYD forklifts utilize one battery per forklift, that never has to be changed. The battery charges in about 1.5 hours, does not need to cool down and a single charge can last up to 15 hours. Their battery comes standard with a 10 year warranty.

Learn more about the BYD forklift, the history of BYD and how this new forklift is re-shaping the electric forklift market. We are proud to have been selected as the exclusive distributor of these fine products in our North and South Carolina markets.

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Four Reasons to Consider Electric Forklifts

Slowly but surely, electric forklifts are carrying more of the daily material handling load. Some of the reasons are obvious, but it is clear to most that eventually we must do more than continue to burn fossil fuels in the transportation of our products. We still have a ways to go before electric forklifts can perform all the tasks as well as their LP forklift counterparts. However, most forklift manufacturers are improving performance and outdoor durability with each passing year. It is only a matter of time before they catch up.  There a good reasons for this transfer of power, a few major reasons are:

  1. Reduced maintenance costs – Electric forklifts have fewer moving parts than their internal combustion counterparts. Fewer parts, means reduced maintenance, which results in a considerable reduction in maintenance.
  2. Greatly reduced environmental impact – Electric forklifts not only greatly, if not eliminate emissions, there are other environmental benefits including, no engine coolant to dispose of or purchase, no engine oil or transmission fluid to do the same.
  3. Improved ergonomics and working environment – Electric forklifts are quieter with nearly no vibrations to deal with. This provides a more comfortable operating atmosphere for your forklift operators as well as the rest of the personnel that work around your lift trucks.
  4. Supply chain trends to go green – Every year, more and more companies are encouraging if not outright requiring their suppliers to improve their impact on the environment and electric forklifts are one of the major steps that companies are taking to do so.

While we have some work to do, it’s pretty clear that electric forklifts are making great strides to become a mainstay in materials handling equipment. Check out our line-up of Linde 80 Volt Electric Forklifts, and our Clark 80 Volt GEX Electric Forklifts.Call us for more information or a quote today and start improving your environmental impact and your bottom line!