DM Forklifts

How does an electric forklift work?

We get asked plenty of times “How does an electric forklift work?” Well, an electric forklift with a lithium-ion battery works and performs just like any other forklift in terms of power, lift capabilities and speed. However instead of using fuel, in Australia it plugs in to an AC single phase (240V) or a 3-phase outlet (450V) which charges the lithium-ion battery that powers the forklift.

This means there is:

  • No need to regularly top up water levels
  • No messy acid
  • No gas fumes from LPG
  • No need for fuel storage anywhere on your premises

You just plug it in and go! For a full list of the Noblelift range of electric forklifts click here

If you’d like to find out more about lithium-ion powered electric forklifts contact us via email at

New Noblelift FE4P25N Adelaide

What are the power requirements for an electric forklift?

Have you ever wondered what are the power requirements for an electric forklift?

In Australia the power requirements for an electric forklift varies, dependant on the size of the forklift. For example the FE4P25N a 4 wheel 2.5T Noblelift Counterbalance forklift requires 3 phase power. Whereas a PS16SL Walkie Stacker or the compact mini 3 wheel FE3R only needs single phase.

For more information on electric forklifts contact us anytime. You can give us a call or drop us an email via today to talk to one of our expert forklift technicians. They can take you through it all.

Noblelift Has Arrived!

Last week DM Forklifts first shipment of Noblelift forklifts and pallet stackers arrived and to say we were excited would be a bit of an understatement! As the distributors of Noblelift Forklifts for South Australia and Victoria we know these forklifts are made to exacting standards, which we witnessed firsthand when we recently toured their extensive manufacturing facilities.