How can modern technology help the forklift driver work better?
Just like modern cars, modern forklift trucks are also increasingly equipped with electronic tools that make the truck work more efficient and safer. What the Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Alert and Pro-Collision System are in road traffic, features like Intelligent Curve Control, Sensitive Drive System, 360 Degree Steering and Auto Fork Levelling are helping the forklift driver. Today, we hardly come across too long braking distances due › Read More
If you want to get more productivity from an order-picker, don’t drive faster – work smarter instead. Only by maximising the time you spend on the actual picking will output be increased. Both technical and organisational approaches can be taken to make a real difference. Various tests and measurements carried out, show that maximum driving speed has little influence on an order-picking truck’s efficiency. It doesn’t matter whether the truck can do 11 or 14 kmph if the distances covered › Read More
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
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