Clark

The History of the Gas Forklift
In the early 20th century, the Clark Equipment company made the first gas powered forklift. Ever since that time, Clark has led the business in gas-powered forklifts.

Beginning
In the year 1917, the Clark Equipment Company, located in Buchanan, Michigan, was the maker of the first Tructractor. Workers fabricated the tractor so as to make it easier to move parts in the plant. When visitors came to the plant and saw the equipment, they asked Clark to build more. The next year Clark sold eight Tructractors, and the year after that Clark started the Clark Tructractor Company within Buchanan, selling seventy five of the equipment that same year.

Duat
Clark made a gas-powered tow tractor in the year 1923. Called the "Duat," this three-wheeled machine later developed into the modern gas-powered forklift.

Improved Models
A gas-powered tow tractor with four wheels and could draw up to 5,500 kilograms, the Clarktor was created during 1927. During 1928 the Tructier model was built. It became the foundation for a modern line of gas-powered forklifts.

Forklifts that run on diesel, gasoline, liquid propane or liquid natural gas have internal combustion engines. These kind of forklifts need to be refueled either at on-site fueling stations or with gas canisters. Internal combustion forklifts cost less to buy, but more to operate because of the fuel cost. For loads over 6,800 kilograms, an internal combustion forklift is suggested.

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