When most people think of industrial vehicles, they think of the towering behemoths that are used for the biggest jobs on the planet. From wrecking balls, to cranes, to the dump trucks used in mines, big industrial vehicles occupy a big spot in the consciousness of machinery fans both young and old.
Big is impressive, but I think that smaller industrial vehicles deserve just as much attention. In many ways, the little industrial vehicles I am going to be talking about in this section of my site are just as impressive in their own right as the giants of industry. Why do I claim this? Well, consider the following:
Little industrial vehicles are used for a wider range of purposes. Generally, the bigger the industrial vehicle is, the more specific its purpose. In fact, this seems to be a general trend with most things on earth - the large a thing is, the more limited its options. When you think about the different types of smaller industrial vehicles, on the other hand, you quickly see that most of them cover a multitude of different areas in terms of tasks. You can see them moving people into new real estate, helping to build other homes for sale or helping out at a plant. Not only that, but most of the little guys in the industrial vehicle genre can be used across several industries as well!
They are a lot easier to operate. If we are being totally honest, the big dream of any fan of industrial vehicles is to operate as many of them as possible. It is great to see what tasks these pieces of machinery can accomplish, but it is even better to accomplish those tasks with that vehicle. The big boys of industry need specifically licensed operators due to safety reasons, as well as complications in operation. There is a lot better chance that the average fan of industrial vehicles will find themselves operating one of the little guys one day, possibly to help build their own and that is an exciting prospect.
Who doesn't like a surprise? Most of us are inclined by nature to cheer for the underdog, and at first glance little industrial vehicles certainly seem to fit this bill. One of the great things about these vehicles, though, is that they almost always pack more punch than you would expect. In fact, sometimes the smaller vehicles can perform jobs more efficiently than their large counterparts.
A lot of the time, they make more sense. Let's face it, sometimes the use of one of the giants of industry as far as vehicles go just does not make sense. The big boys are expensive to buy, operate, and maintain. As we said earlier, most often they are intended only for one purpose. Little industrial vehicles are much more economical and still get the job done.
For all of those reasons and more, I think that little industrial vehicles deserve their own place on our website. I think that fans of all industrial vehicles, big and small, will agree that while the bigger varieties of industrial machines are awe inspiring due to their size and capacity, it's the little guys who surprise us every time.