Considered the more nimble of the two, 3-Wheel electrics sport an impressively small turning radius. They are configured with dual steer wheels centrally located underneath the lift's counter-weight area. 3-Wheel Electrics are generally used for lighter load applications: their capacity and price tend to reflect that. You'll love a 3-Wheel Electric in an indoor, smooth surface where you'll need high racking. Retail warehouses are an ideal environment for this type of lift. When you need a better gradeability, you have to go for a 4-Wheel Electric. They handle steep areas much better than 3-Wheel Electrics. With single steering wheels in each of their four corners, the 4-Wheel electric handles turns effortlessly with large loads. The higher cost of 4-wheel electrics is attributed to their higher weight capacity and reliability in load handling. These are a very popular type of forklift. You will find them in a wide range of very small to very large business types.