Travel Speed

The maximum "Travel Speed" of a forklift is limited to prevent the vehicle from operating in unstable conditions. Some vehicles also contain automatic deceleration in turns.

  • Manual walk behind equipment

- are limited in speed to 6 km/h  - Exception: vehicles without infinite speed regulation - single speed construction without lift capabilities are limited to 4 km/h

  • Stackers with operators platform

- are limited to 16 km/h

  • Forklifts with drivers seat or stand compartment

- No speed restriction applies - however the individual vehicles must pass all safety and stability regulations and tests.

  • Order Picking vehicles

- are limited to 2.5 km/h when performing certain tasks and also above specified heights

  • Transporting flammable liquids

- recommended restriction to walking speed