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Glossary

A term that is known for some as a matter of course, or even used every day, is may never have heard of for others. To make sure that we are not only understood by specialists, below we have collected and explained the technical terms that we often use in the world of forklift truck fleet management. If you still have questions, we will be glad to answer them.

HYDROSTATIC DRIVE

The essence of the hydrostatic drive is that the combustion engine drives a hydraulic pump, which delivers oil to the hydraulic motors located at the wheels and these drive the wheels directly. Control is achieved by the quantity and pressure of the delivered oil. In the case of hydrostatic drive,

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LIFECYCLE OF BATTERIES

Service life of lead-acid batteries is defined in “cycles”, which is a charge-discharge process. A battery charged to 100% can be used up to 20% (some trucks disable the lifting function when 20% is reached), then it must be charged to 100%. Any different usage, such as using it up

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LOAD CAPACITY AND DISTANCE OF CENTRE OF GRAVITY

The load capacity of trucks is determined and specified in accordance international standards. For example, a load capacity of 1500 kg, it is understood in the lifting column’s the vertical position. But it never is the only data, it is always necessary to specify what distance in the center of

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MEANING OF OPERATING HOURS

In the case of a truck powered by an internal combustion engine, the start of the engine whilst in the case of an electric truck switching it on, generates “On” operating hours (this is what trucks usually display). The “In use” operating hour means time spent with travelling or using

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PIN CODE vs. SMART CARD

One of the permanent problems of companies using trucks is the management of ignition keys. One of the most common mistakes is to leave the key in the truck, which allows unruly and unauthorized use. Additional issues may arise from the loss of the key, or if someone accidentally takes

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