Fuel costs going through the roof! 

We have the answers for you!

We all know how vital heavy machinery is to running your business. And we’ve all seen how fuel prices are going up and up. It’s no big surprise then that electric forklift ownership can be far less expensive than diesel and other internal combustion engined forklifts, so you start saving money straight away.

Plus, inflation is on everyone’s mind at the moment. We’re feeling it every time we fill up at the pump. The average fuel-powered forklift can cost you between $9, 000 and $16,000 per year in fuel costs alone. Compare that to a battery-electric forklift, and you’re looking at battery costs (maintenance and services) of around $1,500 per year.

The price of electricity is a lot more stable, so you could be saving as much as $7,000 to $15,000 on a medium to high-use application. Now is the time to reduce your overall costs and make the switch to electric. Even if you buy a new electric forklift now, in five years it will have paid for itself, and you’ll be seeing the savings mount up.

There are a lot of myths out there about electric forklifts. All are untrue. For instance, you CAN use an electric forklift outside, just like you can an EV. New batteries are NOT expensive, and all new batteries come with a five-year warranty and typically last 12 years or longer. The servicing is also really affordable, with the service schedule set for every 1,000 hours. Compare that to the schedule of 250 hours for an internal combustion forklift and you do the maths on what you’ll save.

Let’s beat inflation, avoid the price hikes and join the push to go green!

South Island Forklifts are the experts in forklifts. We can help you from start to finish with the purchase of an electric forklift and the installation of your own electric truck.

We are the South Island’s largest stockists of forklifts.

Our reputation is built on quality, service and reliability. So talk to one of our experts about our range of new forklifts. Or if you need a forklift for just a couple of hours or a couple of months, we can help you out there too, with hire options available on a wide range of equipment.

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