How safe are your hand pallet trucks?

3697

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

3688

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

3677

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

3659

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?

3638

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

3613

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

Mobile Phones & Forklift Trucks: Bad Idea?

3605

DRIVING A ‘ROAD’ VEHICLE AND USING A MOBILE PHONE IS ILLEGAL IN MANY COUNTRIES – SO WHY CAN YOU DRIVE  FORKLIFT TRUCK WHILST ON THE PHONE?

In many countries, it is not considered illegal to drive a forklift truck while holding a mobile. Its down to management to take a stance against it. st_0801_1_main_inline_1.jpg The first thing to do is carry out a Risk Assessment to evaluate when and if calls have to › Read More

FIVE WAYS TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY

3585

SHORT-SHUTTLE FORKLIFT WORK, FIVE WAYS TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY:

 

1. CONFIDENCE 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 › Read More

When Two Becomes One: Higher Fuel Efficiency & TCO

3561

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?

3543

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