WHY FORKLIFT PROS PUT VISIBILITY FIRST…
When it comes to purchasing a new truck, it is operator visibility that tops most forklift buyers’ wish lists. Indeed, in a recent pan-European study, 62 percent of respondents named operator visibility as the most critical factor in their truck buying decision – ahead of reliability, stability and operating costs.
And for good reason, too. During forklift operations, operators rely on their vision to gather › Read More
Regular Site Surveys Can Help Prevent Accidents, Improve Productivity and Save Money
It’s incredibly important to optimise the resources that are essential, no matter what your industry is. With storage, handling and distributing accounting for as much as 90% of the total production cycle, streamlining operations offers opportunities for the greatest dividends. Regular site inspections can allow you to uncover potential problems, everything from damaged equipment to inefficiency. More importantly, it gives you an opportunity to maximise efficiency, something › Read More
With fuel prices on the increase, even a small difference in fuel efficiency adds up to very large savings – money that no company can afford to waste. Forklift Trucks
are at the heart of most UK manufacturing companies, helping to move materials during production and getting the product ready to enter and leave the warehouse. But fuelling costs for forklift operations can run into the thousands over a typical contract! While many companies are taking advantage of › Read More
Is buying an intelligent charger worth the outlay? Do cheap batteries save money in the long run?
The importance of optimum battery life for your application and ensuring it’s matched with the right charger becomes easily overlooked when looking at the prices of them. It’s human nature to want to go for the cheaper price. However, if you have a poor match, it can dramatically shorten the life of the battery. But a good battery and charger union could › Read More
Dust can cause a multitude of problems; from being a nightmare to keep on top of in an old house to damaging stock in a warehouse. It can be caused by many things(
paper ) or a necessity to › Read More
and can be a bi-product of an industry
If you’re in the process of ordering an electric forklift truck with a hydraulic attachment you need to take special care. Unless it is correctly specified and fitted, you could cut the operating life of your battery by 50%. Read on and we’ll tell you how a leading company discovered, to its cost, the problems caused by a mismatch between truck and attachment … what caused the problem… and what you can do to avoid it happening to you.
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At Welfaux, our customers often ask for guidance on buying a used forklift and other handling equipment. As prices for new forklift trucks drop, the incentive to buy a second hand unit (refurbished or not) is becoming increasingly difficult to justify in some circumstances. The reliability of a new truck, combined with very cheap finance deals often makes a used truck a non starter for many businesses. However, there are times when a used unit could be justified, so we set out › Read More
New-style chargers can pay for themselves in less than a year
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.
We’ve spoken to some of the industry’s leading manufacturers of forklift batteries, chargers and systems to find out about how these innovations deliver tangible › Read More