Category: Forklift design

ENHANCE YOUR FORKLIFT SAFETY WITH THESE 3 ADD-ONS

STUDIES ACROSS EUROPE SHOW THAT THOUSANDS OF FATAL OR NEAR-FATAL ACCIDENTS ARE STILL HAPPENING EVERY YEAR IN OUR WAREHOUSES. SO HOW CAN YOU ENHANCE YOUR FORKLIFT TO MAKE IT SAFER?

Amongst other causes, visibility seems to be a major issue. With more than half of forklift accidents seriously injuring workers on foot, it’s clear that more should be done to give pedestrians better warning when a truck is getting too close. This article concentrates on what › Read More

Fingertip controls

While fatal and life-changing accidents may grab the headlines, there are longer-term injuries which affect countless forklift operators each day. Repetitive strain injuries are most associated with workers using computers or pneumatic drills, but upper limb disorders (ULD) affecting operators are costing British businesses millions of pounds each year.

RSI

RSI may not be your top consideration for a new truck. However, because these types of injury are so common, it’s worth really thinking about the ergonomics of your truck’s controls. You may think this isn’t › Read More

STREAMLINE YOUR COSTS WITH ATTACHMENTS

ATTACHMENTS ‘SAVE BILLIONS’ FOR BUSINESS

Businesses could "save billions" by fitting attachments to their forklift trucks, according to materials handling experts. In one European industry, for example, businesses are – on average – saving as much as 600,000 Euros each in stock damage alone. Fork Lift Briefing spoke to Carlo Fallarini, sales and marketing director of Bolzoni Auramo, one of the world’s leading supplier of forklift attachments, to find out more about how attachments could help your business. › Read More

FIVE WAYS TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY

SHORT-SHUTTLE FORKLIFT WORK, FIVE WAYS TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY:

 

1. CONFIDENCE BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY

In over 20 years of field research, the most important factor in forklift productivity has always been the operators’ confidence that the truck will behave as they expect. That ability to work instinctively, without hesitating or worrying over the controls, saves more time than lift speed, acceleration or any other statistic – especially when the pressure’s on. So look first and foremost for › Read More

When Two Becomes One: Higher Fuel Efficiency & TCO

CLEANER ENGINES ARE GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT – AND YOUR TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP (TCO)

The demand for lower vehicle emissions and higher fuel efficiency in the automotive industry has drifted over other motive industries. And, industrial lift trucks are no exception. Besides the market demand, European regulations have influenced the development of the modern industrial engines. To meet these requirements, many diesel engine manufacturers are using Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) systems, an emission after-treatment technology that converts Oxides of › Read More

They Say a Cleaner Engine Leads to a Cleaner Conscience

…and your conscience will definitely be cleaner when you realise that having a forklift truck with a clean engine is good for the environment. plus, it’s better for your total cost of ownership too!

Demand for lower vehicle emissions and higher fuel efficiency in the automotive industry has drifted over other motive industries. And, industrial lift trucks are no exception. Besides market demand also (European) regulations influenced the development of the modern industrial engines. But having a clean engine could › Read More

DRIVE UP YOUR FORKLIFT PRODUCTIVITY – NOT YOUR COSTS

Interested in boosting productivity without having to invest in the most powerful and expensive equipment? Expert rest_0808_8_main_inline_1.jpgsearchers explain the crucial factors to look out for.

To boost forklift productivity, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the weight of the truck. If, including load, it exceeds 10% on the rear axle, your operations can work with more confidence.

Surely good acceleration and high top speeds are the deciding factors › Read More

ARE YOUR WAREHOUSE TRUCKS WORKING FOR YOU?

Need extra-flexible goods handling? Four-way reach trucks, for example, operate in four directions. These workhorses are especially suitable for long bulky goods such as boards, planks and pipes.

When it comes to picking the right warehouse truck, your choice is influenced by how much you want to lift, how high you want to lift it, how far you want to travel and how much space you have to work in. Our simple guide should help you pinpoint the › Read More

Mousetrap deaths now top workplace killer

How one simple step can avoid tragedy in your firm

Tipping accidents are confirmed as one of the biggest causes of fatal accidents in the workplace, and distressingly, in almost all of these cases, the driver was ‘mousetrapped’ between the truck and ground. Recent studies by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA) stated that being act of being ‘mousetrapped’ can cause massive trauma to the head and upper body or worse, › Read More

Cheap Tyres – are they worth the risk?

"Good quality tyres moved 14% more pallets in a single shift"

We all like a bargain… especially in tough times. The trouble is that paying less can actually cost more in the long run… Take tyres for example. It’s easy to assume that they’re are all the same, right? WRONG! In a recent, wide-ranging and rigorous study we discovered that cheap tyres affect stability and dramatically reduce productivity, making them a very poor investment. During forklift › Read More