Cold room forklifts can work in -45°C – but only “briefly”. BT says its forklifts can be used in temperatures down to -10°C before cold room protection is needed. However, the forklift must always be parked outside as condensation may occur during the in-out work cycle.
Cold room forklifts are usually parked outside the cold environment when not in use or when being charged and maintained. Condensation can occur because of the higher humidity outside. Before the forklift re-enters the cold room, it must be completely dry either by leaving it outside for a long period or with the assistance of fans. This helps prevent ice from forming when it enters the cold room. For best advice call Forklift Finder Services, we’ve been looking after cold store forklift requirements for 35 years.