The BYD material handling equipment range comes from a true global leader in the manufacture of pure electric vehicles, and especially in the development of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery technology.

Reducing costs, boosting efficiency

BYD is rewriting the rules for battery-operated equipment – particularly in multi-shift environments and applications

Their technology is helping to transform the sector, by providing a safe and highly efficient power source with an extended life-cycle, which ultimately delivers substantial savings on operating costs.


One battery is all you need

  • ideal for multi-shift applications – including operations with gas or diesel engined forklifts
  • fully recharge in less than 1 hour – plus top-ups only take a couple of minutes in idle time
  • maximise your efficiency – no need to change batteries for multiple shifts
  • 100% maintenance – free – save on time consuming battery inspections
  • ultra-efficient technology results in reduced charging costs compared to traditional lead-acid batteries
  • completely sealed BYD LifePO4 battery has been certified as safe under extreme conditions including burning, crushing, impact and overloading

International Forklift of the Year

At CeMAT 2016, the BYD ECB18C won the IFOY award in the ‘Counterbalance trucks up to 3.5 tons’ category.

The judges praised it for having solved the battery
problem with electric forklift trucks. Moreover, the
jury also noted the truck’s overall quality of finish,
its dual AC drive motors and maintenance-free
oil-immersed disc brakes.

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Unrivalled warranty

Unique within the industry, all BYD materials handling equipment features a 5 year (6000hr) truck warranty and 8 year (10,000hr) battery warranty.

What’s more, at the end of the warranty period, there will still be more than 65% of battery capacity remaining – which further extends the working life of the equipment.



The model range

All BYD material handling equipment features their groundbreaking lithium iron phosphate battery and includes a 5 year (6000hr) truck warranty and 8 year (10,000hr) battery warranty.

3 Wheel

1.6 - 1.8 ton

4 Wheel

2.0 - 3.5 ton

Pallet Truck

2.0 ton


1.6 ton

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Rathmore Forklifts

Shinnagh - Rathmore,Co. Kerry, Ireland - Phone - 064 7758 225 - Email: info@rathmoreforklifts.ie

Belfast Office

Tamar Street - Belfast, N.Ireland BT4 1HS - Phone - 028 9045 2088

Dublin Office

Orion Business Campus - Ballycoolin - Dublin 15, - Phone - 01 5267 396