You need to know:
- Any challenges within your operating environment – uneven floors or slopes
- What ambient conditions your truck will operate in
- Whether the truck needs a cabin
Drivers’ time, as well as your money, is at stake when you buy a CB truck. For example, the truck’s tyres need to suit the floor where it operates, and any bumps or obstacle it needs to navigate. If there are slopes or ramps the truck needs to climb, make sure the truck you end up buying has a matching gradeability.
If the truck is going to operate outdoors, it will need to have a cabin, giving a good work environment for the driver. For indoor work, a cabin isn’t necessary but could improve the driver’s work environment by decreasing noise.
Driver experience is where electric trucks come into their own. They don’t emit fumes, and generally aren’t as noisy. They are the number one choice for indoor operations but can also operate outside in different weathers. Of course, an LPG counterbalanced truck could be used inside if you have the correct ventilation, as we mentioned earlier. When buying a new engine-powered CB, you should make sure that the truck is Stage V compliant. The purpose of Stage V is to reduce the emissions from combustion engines by lowering the limit of exhaust levels of diesel and gasoline (LPG) engines.