Electric Counterbalance

Our fleet of electric counterbalance forklifts are bound to make light work of your toughest jobs.

The environmentally friendly electric counterbalance forklift

Our electric counterbalance forklifts don’t emit any emissions, which means no harmful gases and fumes. This means you can focus on your workplace productivity whilst having the added peace of mind that your business practices are conscious of the environment.

With both three and four-wheel options available, it is important to know which model will best suit the conditions of your workplace. Our four-wheel electric counterbalance forklifts will remain stable, even on surfaces that are uneven and slippery. In comparison, our three-wheel options offer a tight turning radius which is perfect for making sharp turns in narrow aisles.

All of our electric counterbalance forklifts have the benefit of being both efficient and environmentally friendly.

Looking for an electric counterbalance forklift that will boost your workplace productivity?

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Upgrade your warehouse with our Hyworth electric counterbalance forklift

One of Hyworth’s heavy-duty electric counterbalance forklifts may be the powerful workhorse that your business is missing. Both the four-wheel and three-wheel electric forklifts offer a powerful and environmentally friendly alternative to the LPG engine.

Although our models offer a range of different lifting capacities and benefits, our electric counterbalance forklifts all have in common the ability to life heavy loads, and increase productivity and power, making them a great addition to any workplace.

Our range includes the Toyota 2.5T 4 Wheel Electric, Hyworth 2.5T 4 Wheel Electric, Toyota 2T 3 Wheel Electric, Hyworth 2T 3 Wheel Electric, Hyworth 1.8T 3 Wheel Electric and finally the Hyworth 1.5T 3 Wheel Electric.

For advice on choosing which counterbalance forklift will best suit your application, call our team on 1300 499 678 or fill in a contact form and we will respond as soon as possible.

Our team at Hyworth Forklifts can match you with the perfect piece of late-model forklift machinery to take on all your warehouse challenges.

Our customers most common forklift questions answered


What is an electric counterbalance forklift?

An electric counterbalance is a forklift truck powered by an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine and uses rechargeable industrial batteries or external ways of conveying power. Due to their variety in terms of size and either a four or three-wheel model, electric counterbalance forklifts are versatile and perfect for changing work environments.

How do you drive an electric counterbalance forklift?

Our team is often asked how to drive an electric counterbalance forklift. Although these forklifts are simple to operate, they may seem difficult to someone unfamiliar with forklift operations. This is why we offer free forklift demonstrations on-site. Our trusty forklift operator can demonstrate how to drive our counterbalance forklift in your work environment and answer any further questions you may have.

How do you charge an electric forklift?

To charge an electric forklift, you must ensure that the charger is correctly matched to the batter. Check that the charger cables are not damaged or heat-worn and that the charging cable is in good working condition. It is essential to charge an electric forklift battery only when the charge is below 30% instead of scheduling battery charging at set times.

What are the benefits of electric forklifts?

Electric forklifts come with many benefits. One of the main advantages is that electric forklifts are more environmentally friendly when compared with diesel or petrol. They also have lower running costs, good maneuverability, fewer maintenance requirements and reduced noise.

What is the life of the battery of an electric forklift?

On average, a forklift battery will last a single-shift operation for five years. However, proper care and maintenance can extend battery life up to ten years. When charging your forklift, it’s important to wait until it reaches 20-30% charge. To conserve the lifespan of your battery, avoid exposing the battery in extreme temperatures.

What are the environmental benefits of electric forklift batteries?

Running clean and being eco-friendly may sound like it could come with a downside, but in actual fact, electric forklifts perform every bit as efficiently as their less green counterparts. They emit zero greenhouse gases so they can be utilised in more sensitive environments such as food production and medical warehousing facilities. This means they are suitable for sensitive environments, such as food production or medical warehousing. Read our blog to learn more about how electric forklifts can help you reduce your carbon footprint.

Are electric forklifts more cost-effective than gas and diesel forklifts?

Electric forklifts generally have lower maintenance costs than LPG or diesel forklifts. Electric forklifts don’t have an engine, transmission or radiator that requires regular maintenance or repair, making them a more cost-effective option when compared to gas and diesel forklifts.

Let us pair you with the perfect Hyworth electric counterbalance forklift!

At Hyworth Forklifts, we pride ourselves on providing a tailored service. We provide personalised advice to meet each customer’s specific business goals. All of our customers benefit from our team’s industry expertise, problem-solving ability and willingness to help our customers find the best machinery. Our powerful Hyworth electric counterbalance forklifts will be able to take on any job, no matter how challenging and are the perfect versatile solution for many businesses’.

Could one of our electric counterbalance forklifts be exactly what your business is missing? Give our team a call and one of our helpful staff will be able to answer all your forklift queries.

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