Does your company use hand pallet trucks? If so, you could easily be falling foul of the law… Independent research suggests that moving a load of just 500kg could put you the wrong side of official guidelines. Worse still, government figures confirm that anyone using a hand pallet truck runs a much greater risk of injury than previously thought.
In this short report we will:
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has launched the PBPL12 electric hand pallet truck.
The new affordable powered pallet truck suitable for transporting loads to 1.2t. We’ve reported many times about how important safety at work is. According to the HSE, more than a third of injuries requiring at least three days off work are caused by manual handling. Operators using load-transporting equipment which doesn’t meet the demands of the job, are the cause of many of these injuries. Stewart Gosling of Red › Read More
DO YOU NEED A NEW FORKLIFT TRUCK?
Like all investment goods, a forklift or a warehouse truck does not have eternal life either. Depending on the intensity of the application, there comes a moment for every truck to be replaced. What do you need to pay attention to? What are the most striking signs of wear and tear?
One of the obvious things is of course the number of working hours. Depending on the lift truck type, more › Read More
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
ELECTRIC OR IC ENGINE: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOUR SITE?
Whether you’re looking for your first forklift truck or looking to replace an existing truck, choosing the right type can be daunting. And the fact that – as in all industries – the technological, legislative and environmental issues can change doesn’t make your decision any easier. What will help, though, is our easy-to-follow guide on whether an electric or an IC truck best serves your purpose. When deciding between an › Read More