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Electric forklift is a forklift truck powered by an electric motor instead of an internal combustion (IC) engine using either rechargeable industrial batteries or external ways of conveying power (wire, rail, etc.).

The vertical distance from the floor to the load carrying surface adjacent to the heel of the forks with mast vertical, and in the case of reach trucks, with the forks extended.

The study of work organization, and the human/machine interface in particular. Not to be confused with mere appearance, ergonomic design is a science devoted to helping the machine operator be more productive by allowing him/her to operate more efficiently, comfortably, and safely.

The vertical distance from the floor to the top of the uppermost structure of the truck (mast, carriage, load handler) in the maximum height position.