Category: Electric Forklifts

Stand-Up Forklifts vs Sit-Down Forklift

Standing desks are all the rage now in today’s workplace. While many people who have standing desks hardly use them (a statistical assumption!), they’re a great addition to any office. They’re also brilliant for allowing you to stretch your legs every once in a while! There are also proven health benefits of not sitting down throughout an entire work shift, too. But choosing between a stand-up forklift and sit-down forklift is about more than › Read More

Pallet Stacker an Alternative to a Forklift?

A new pallet stacker could the best alternative to a used forklift

It’s often the case that the company hasn’t really thought about how the machine is actually being used day-to-day. Ideally, they’d look at how often it’s being used and in what situations. After all, the truck may have been in service for 5 or 10 years and businesses can change significantly in that time. By looking at the situation with fresh eyes, they may › 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

The Battle of the Engines!

ELECTRIC VS IC ENGINE FORKLIFTS: THE CONTINUOUS BATTLE

There’s a battle raging between electric and IC engine forklifts, but which side will you choose? Just a few years ago, the choice was simple. But the latest developments in electrics make it a much tougher decision. While many lift truck manufacturers are emphasising the benefits of electric, at Welfaux we understand the real value from weighing up the options. After all, it’s the only way to ensure › Read More

ARE HAND PALLET TRUCKS PUTTING YOUR BUSINESS AT RISK?

Have you ever wondered just how safe your hand pallet trucks are? Because you might well just be breaking the official guidelines… Independent research indicates that moving a load of just 500 kg could mean you’re breaking the law. With government figures showing that using a hand pallet truck runs a much greater risk of injury than previously thought. To help you understand if your business is at risk, we’ll be exploring and explaining the legislation behind staying safe. We will also › Read More

Batteries and chargers: it’s crucial to buy smart

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

Take care when adding hydraulic attachments to new electric forklift trucks

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. › Read More

How new forklift battery technology can save you money

New-style chargers can pay for themselves in less than a year

Forklift battery save money

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

EDiA: The Award Winning Electric Counterbalance Forklift

Mitsubishi EDiA Forklift Dealer UK Instinctive steering… Limitless visibility… Natural controls (ergonomically designed and just where you want them to be)…  Ask Welfaux for a demonstration of this award wining forklift truck.
Everything about the new Mitsubishi EDiA Forklift Truck range inspires confidence. And that’s powerful because confidence is what makes you productive. Every feature on the new range of EDiA electric counterbalance trucks has been designed to help › Read More

Power up! The advantages of electric forklifts.

Let’s face it- buying any large piece of machinery is a big decision for any business. The right forklift in the right location has the power to increase productivity and significantly reduce everyday costs. For many, electric forklifts can be the sustainable piece of equipment that meets both current and future needs. FBKRT-MINDET-WEBMIN-01-L The electric forklift really comes into its own when used in warehouses and within the manufacturing industry. With a › Read More