A diesel forklift truck is a forklift truck powered by a powerful diesel engine.
A counterbalanced diesel forklift truck requires little maintenance. Since the vehicle is robust and can withstand rain, wind, and mud, it is also ideal for outdoor use. The high torque of the diesel engine also allows for fast lifting and driving speeds. Diesel forklifts do not need to be recharged, and can be restarted immediately after a brief refuelling period. The engines are durable and powerful.
Jungheinrich weatherproof diesel front forklift trucks are designed for outdoor use and are ideal for covering longer distances over uneven terrain.
Diesel forklift trucks do not require any special fuel and use standard industrial diesel, which is available at any filling station.
The cost of inspection and maintenance of a diesel forklift truck can vary depending on the model. Added to this are the costs for the fuel (diesel) and the personnel costs for the forklift driver.
In spite of its low-emission engine, the diesel forklift truck can only be used indoors for a limited time.
On the Jungheinrich homepage, it is possible to buy, lease, or rent a diesel forklift truck.
Depending on the model, the forklift can reach speeds of between 17 and 21 km/h. The speed also depends on the transport load of the diesel forklift.
The lifting speed is between 0.48-0.6 m/s, depending on the load and model.
Depending on the model, a diesel forklift truck can carry up to 2000 kg (DFG316/320) or 5000 kg (DFG540s-S50s).
Jungheinrich diesel forklift trucks are equipped with low-emission engines. Thanks to a diesel particle filter and a diesel oxidation catalytic converter, the trucks comply with EURO 5 emission standards.
With a hydrodynamic drive for diesel forklift trucks, the torque is transmitted to the drive axle using dynamic oil pressure. This allows for a higher degree of efficiency, making it possible to cover longer distances with lower fuel consumption.
With a hydrostatic drive, power is transmitted via a closed system. This means that the diesel forklift truck can be manoeuvred carefully while, at the same time, having high power transmission capabilities.
Diesel forklifts trucks from Jungheinrich are generally designed for 3-shift operations. However, depending on the intensity of use and transport load, the operating time can vary.
This differs depending on the drive solution. With hydrodynamic drives, diesel front stackers are equipped with an automatic transmission (torque converter). Diesel trucks with hydrostatic drives have a 1-speed gear shift.
The fuel consumption of the powerful Kubota engines is approx. 2 to 7 l/h, depending on the model.
Depending on the model, engines with a power output of 31 to 60 kW are used for the diesel forklift trucks.
Diesel forklifts with a hydrostatic drive provide the best driving dynamics and have infinitely adjustable power transmission. The fast acceleration, responsive brakes and accurate steering make the hydrostatic diesel forklift an efficient piece of equipment for reversing. With five working and driving programmes, the hydrostatic drive can also be adjusted depending on different operating conditions. These diesel forklifts are particularly low-maintenance since our hydrostatic drive works with just a few mechanical components. An example of this is the oil-immersed multi-disc parking brakes, which are installed as a low-maintenance closed system. Hydraulic oil filtering ensures a longer service life for all diesel forklift components . A design with a hydrodynamic drive is available for diesel forklifts deployed on longer routes.
While a forklift with a hydrostatic drive is perfect for reversing operation, the diesel forklift with a hydrodynamic drive works at maximum power, making it ideal for cargo transportation on medium and longer routes. The engine’s torque converter enables smooth start-up and optimum efficiency at medium to high speeds.
A diesel forklift can be designed to perfectly suit your usage requirements. If you would like to know more about how you can configure the ideal diesel forklift for your individual application, our experts are on hand to help you create your bespoke diesel forklift design. Our specialist advisers will talk you through the diesel forklifts available to you and suggest suitable drive features depending on your particular application needs. In the Jungheinrich PROFISHOP, you can buy transport containers or pallets for your forklifts to complete your intralogistics range.
Once you have found the optimum equipment, we can also advise you on financing for your diesel forklift. It may be worth considering leasing or hire purchase if applicable. In cases where you have to satisfy short-term peaks in orders, temporary usage may be the answer. Our rental forklift consultants will be happy to explain the options in detail.