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

STREAMLINE YOUR COSTS WITH ATTACHMENTS

ATTACHMENTS ‘SAVE BILLIONS’ FOR BUSINESS

Businesses could "save billions" by fitting attachments to their forklift trucks, according to materials handling experts. In one European industry, for example, businesses are – on average – saving as much as 600,000 Euros each in stock damage alone. Fork Lift Briefing spoke to Carlo Fallarini, sales and marketing director of Bolzoni Auramo, one of the world’s leading supplier of forklift attachments, to find out more about how attachments could help your business. › Read More

THE TOP 10 FORKLIFT ACCIDENT FAILS 2017

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

Saving Money with Cleaner Engines

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

How safe are your hand pallet trucks?

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:

Battery Death by Attachment

TAKE SPECIAL CARE WHEN ORDERING AN ELECTRIC FORKLIFT TRUCK WITH A HYDRAULIC ATTACHMENT…

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%. 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 › Read More

THE PBPL12 Mitsubishi Forklift Truck

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

SAVE MONEY WITH A NEW BATTERY

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. 

Forklift Briefing have spoken to some of the industry’s leading manufacturers of forklift batteries, chargers and systems to find out about how these innovations deliver tangible rewards to your business.

A NEWCOMER TO THE MARKETPLACE

Perhaps the most exciting area development in › Read More

IS YOUR FORKLIFT TRUCK PAST ITS SELL BY DATE?

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?  

HOURS

One of the obvious things is of course the number of working hours. Depending on the lift truck type, more › Read More

THE RIGHT DEAL FOR YOUR BUSINESS MIGHT BE FINANCE

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION SHOULD ALWAYS BE GIVEN TO ANY CAPITAL OUTLAY. SO THE WAY YOU FINANCE YOUR FORKLIFT TRUCK PURCHASES SHOULD RECEIVE THE SAME KIND OF CONTEMPLATION.

 
What’s the difference between contract hire, hire purchase and finance lease? Weigh up the options with our easy-to-follow guide.  

CONTRACT HIRE

Although you won’t end up owning the truck if you opt for a contract hire arrangement, there are several reasons why this may be the right option for you:› Read More