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We distribute an extensive selection of FORKLIFT DRIVE UNIT parts for all makes and models. We ship directly from various warehouses located all over North America to provide the fastest shipping at the most affordable prices.

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 Forklift Drive Unit

What is a Forklift Drive Unit?

A forklift drive unit is an assembly or unit that is made up of a number of electromechanical elements that work together to propel the driving wheels of a forklift. As a general rule, these drive units are found on electric forklift models; and depending on the type of electric forklift we have, we can find one or another type of drive unit. An electric drive unit for forklifts is the equivalent of the motor-gearbox system found on forklifts powered by internal combustion engines. Within its configurations, there is usually an independent differential system with a wet brakes system as well on each driving wheel. This makes them extremely versatile and efficient units.

Forklift electric motor drive unit axle

How Exactly Does a Forklift Drive Unit Works?

Forklift Drive Units play a crucial role at the core of forklift mechanics. These drive units act as replacements for the transmission. Whereas, the hydraulic pump is in place of the transmission, which is driven by the engine of the forklifts. Hydraulic power created by the pump is delivered to the hydraulic drive motors. The motors are connected to the drive wheels so that power can be supplied to the forklifts.

The hydraulic pumps form part of the overall drive units for forklifts. The gear type of the pump is powered by an electric motor, the engine or the internal combustion engine. The hydraulic gear pumps are known to offer high-speed working pressure and positioning. Also, the gear pumps have adjustable unloading valve in multiple or singular configurations. These pumps are known for their high performance, moderate noise levels and its small size. The two meshed gears and case that cover the gears plus two cover the plates. With all of the components, drive shaft is attached to the drive motor or the prime mover.

The Easiest Way to Get a New Forklift Drive Unit

Evidently, forklift drive units consists of a number of crucial components. When one of the components are broken and not functioning, the power will not be transferred to the required parts. Solid Lift Parts Inc. provides drive units and its components for all makes and models of forklifts. Contact your parts specialist today to get you the right part right away!

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