Category: Forklift Maintenance

Keep on top of Forklift Maintenance

Forklift maintenance can be quite tedious and easy to miss bits. So we’ve gathered 5 tips on how to keep on top of your forklift maintenance. So, keep your productivity levels up and reduce downtime by properly taking care of your forklifts. From maintaining high levels of safety to reading the manufacturer’s guidelines, there is a range of steps you need to take to ensure that your machines are in tip-top shape.

1. Stay safe

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TRUCK VIBRATIONS: ARE YOU BREAKING THE LAW?

LOWERING YOUR FORKLIFT’S TRAVELLING SPEED CAN GREATLY REDUCE THE LEVEL OF BODY VIBRATIONS CREATED.

Body vibrations on forklift trucks have been a hot topic from the moment European Directive 2002/44/EC shone the spotlight on them. The big question is whether the use of damping techniques and better seats is really worthwhile? Wouldn’t it be st_0803_3_main_inline_1.jpgbetter to meet the directive another way? A recent series of on-site tests provide the › Read More

Are Your Forklift Tyres Dangerous?

FORKLIFT TYRES: THE CRUCIAL TEST THAT TOO MANY COMPANIES FAIL

Your forklift’s tyres do a lot more than help your truck move around the warehouse… Unlike car tyres, those on a forklift are absolutely necessary to keep your operation stable and safe. But how do you know when a tyre becomes dangerous? And how can you stay safe for longer? Frighteningly, it’s an area where 28% of companies get it wrong: 3% of tyres are replaced › Read More

5 ways to save time and money in 2019!

1. CONFIDENCE IN YOUR FORKLIFT 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 a truck that’s great to drive – naturally stable, with › Read More

FORKLIFT TELEMATICS

Are your forklifts running as effectively and efficiently as they should be? Either conclusion should have been reached from the basis of data evidence and/or telematics… if it wasn’t, how do you know exactly where your performance really lies?

So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that versatile telematics systems provide do this for you. As well as intelligent systems being able to measure and record operations it can also allow you to assess and optimise › Read More

Can You See Why Your Business is at Risk?

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 90% of the › 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

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

The Benefits of Regular Site Surveys

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