Class 1 Electric Motor, Rider, Counter-Balanced Trucks (solid and pneumatic tires)
These trucks are powered by an electric motor. The operator may sit or stand when operating the vehicle. One group of Class 1 trucks are counter-balanced models that have a large weight in the rear designed to counterbalance the weight of the loads. Other sub-groups are defined by the number of tires (3 or 4) or the type of tires. Cushion tires are used indoors on smooth, level surfaces. Pneumatic tires are useful outdoors and on rougher terrain. Electric trucks are desirable for enclosed areas when fuel fumes cause difficulties. Common examples are the stand up rider or the electric-powered versions of the sit down rider.