Whether it’s your first forklift or your 100th, you still need to buy it (or lease it). When buying a forklift, the old "kick the tyres" check, just won’t cut it. There are certain questions you need to ask that could save you hundreds, maybe even thousands of pounds. Before purchasing new equipment, most buyers go through an evaluation process that goes something like this:
- Analyse Current Operations
- Will anything be changing? Specifically: have forklift hours increased? Decreased? › Read More
The forklift was developed in the early 20th century by various companies, including Clark
, which made transmissions
, and Yale & Towne Manufacturing
, which made hoists.
Since World War II, the use and development of the forklift truck have greatly expanded worldwide. Forklifts have become an indispensable piece of equipment in manufacturing
. The impact they have had on the efficiency › Read More
When we’re working with forklifts day in and day out, we forget that they’re a dangerous bit of kit. Recently, the operation a poorly maintained forklift, left one teenager hospitalised with serious injuries. And a businessman’s livelihood in ruins.
Courts recently heard of how a 17-year-old worker was left hospitalised for two weeks. He had had his his leg trapped by a poorly maintained forklift. The truck, which was on loan from another business for six › Read More
RISKY FORKLIFT OPERATIONS COULD COST YOU YOUR TRUCKS, YOUR BUSINESS AND – WORST OF ALL – YOUR LIFE. Top 10 forklift accident fails 2017
10: If you can’t see forward, reverse. 9: Loading bays: expect the unexpected. 8: Use your horn. 7: Secure your load. 6: If you need a ramp, get a ramp. 5: Be realistic about your load. 4: …if in doubt, take a smaller load… 3: Gradeability is ramp performance 2: Avoid improvisation. 1: Keep off the › Read More
CLEANER ENGINES ARE GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT – AND YOUR TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP (TCO). COULD HAVING A CLEANER ENGINE HELP YOU SAVE MONEY?
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. To meet these requirements, many diesel engine manufacturers are using Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) systems, an › Read More