Motive Power

The following types of motive power are used in material handling transport equipment:

  • Gas
  • Diesel
  • LPG
  • Electrical (AC, DC)
  • Mechanical (Manual)

The Hybrid drive is a combination of two or more motive types e.g. Diesel- and electrical drive. The advantage of this motive power is a flexible adaptation to various environments. As an example a forklift may operate in an open environment powered by a IC engine and when running indoors switch over to electric. The motor could also be used to charge the battery used during the electrical application.