Every fan of industrial vehicles knows that the uses of these vehicles is as
varied and as complex as the jobs humans themselves do. In fact, the evolution
of the industrial vehicle has been largely determined by what humans do on a
regular basis; the vehicles we have developed just tend to do our jobs faster
and with a lot more power than we could generate ourselves. You would see a
far different world without them. There would be no condominiums on Toronto's
waterfront or such an abundance of electrical cable assemblies to industrial supplies
coming cheaply from overseas.
When it comes to categorizing even the little guys among the industrial vehicle
family, then, we have a bit of a problem. There are several areas that any one
vehicle could fit into, as well as several different ways to define categories
for these vehicles. In this article, we will take a look at three different
ways one can define the type of little industrial vehicle one is looking at.
It could be a landscape vehicle used for a office landscaping renewal project. Or the vehicle could
be used for shipping supplies to a factory making aqua finishing solutions.
One common feature amongst the little industrial vehicles is that they tend
to need much less energy to operate than the larger vehicles used on bigger
jobs. Nevertheless, power is still required to make these vehicles go. Here
are some different categories that could be used to type little industrial vehicles
in the power category.
On the other hand, one could define the type of industrial vehicle by the surface
it uses to do its job. Obviously, the majority of little industrial vehicles
would fit into the terrestrial category. These vehicles would include the municipal
types which keep our cities functional, the manure handling tractors you see on a farm, and
However, there are also many little industrial vehicles that operate in the
water and in the air, as well. Small aircrafts are a kind of industrial vehicle,
and can be used to transport goods like food for event catering businesses to commercial products, as
well as people. Light submersible craft are indispensable to the research community,
and operate in an aquatic environment.
Little industrial vehicles can also be typed according to the functions they
perform. Construction vehicles, vehicles used in the transport of humans or
goods, research equipped vehicles, pushers, pullers, and lifters could all be
Perhaps the best way to define a little industrial vehicle would be a combination
of the types we suggested above. A tug boat, for example, may fall under the
aquatically operated, diesel powered, towing category. Combining the different
categories certainly helps to narrow the type down!