Month: June 2018

THE PBPL12 Mitsubishi Forklift Truck

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has launched the PBPL12 electric hand pallet truck.

The new affordable powered pallet truck suitable for transporting loads to 1.2t. We’ve reported many times about how important safety at work is. According to the HSE, more than a third of injuries requiring at least three days off work are caused by manual handling. Operators using load-transporting equipment which doesn’t meet the demands of the job, are the cause of many of these injuries. Stewart Gosling of Red › Read More

SAVE MONEY WITH A NEW BATTERY

Simply switching over to electric power can deliver substantial savings, so much so that we often take this energy source for granted. But there are some additional technological advancements out there. 

Forklift Briefing have spoken to some of the industry’s leading manufacturers of forklift batteries, chargers and systems to find out about how these innovations deliver tangible rewards to your business.

A NEWCOMER TO THE MARKETPLACE

Perhaps the most exciting area development in › Read More

IS YOUR FORKLIFT TRUCK PAST ITS SELL BY DATE?

DO YOU NEED A NEW FORKLIFT TRUCK?

Like all investment goods, a forklift or a warehouse truck does not have eternal life either. Depending on the intensity of the application, there comes a moment for every truck to be replaced. What do you need to pay attention to? What are the most striking signs of wear and tear?  

HOURS

One of the obvious things is of course the number of working hours. Depending on the lift truck type, more › Read More

THE RIGHT DEAL FOR YOUR BUSINESS MIGHT BE FINANCE

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION SHOULD ALWAYS BE GIVEN TO ANY CAPITAL OUTLAY. SO THE WAY YOU FINANCE YOUR FORKLIFT TRUCK PURCHASES SHOULD RECEIVE THE SAME KIND OF CONTEMPLATION.

 
What’s the difference between contract hire, hire purchase and finance lease? Weigh up the options with our easy-to-follow guide.  

CONTRACT HIRE

Although you won’t end up owning the truck if you opt for a contract hire arrangement, there are several reasons why this may be the right option for you:› Read More

Mobile Phones & Forklift Trucks: Bad Idea?

DRIVING A ‘ROAD’ VEHICLE AND USING A MOBILE PHONE IS ILLEGAL IN MANY COUNTRIES – SO WHY CAN YOU DRIVE  FORKLIFT TRUCK WHILST ON THE PHONE?

In many countries, it is not considered illegal to drive a forklift truck while holding a mobile. Its down to management to take a stance against it. st_0801_1_main_inline_1.jpg The first thing to do is carry out a Risk Assessment to evaluate when and if calls have to › Read More