Revealed: your forklift truck’s most valuable component

In any forklift truck, the part that has the biggest impact on safety, performance and running costs is also the most expensive. It’s the operator.

Over the life of your forklift truck, you’ll spend more on operators’ wages than anything else – and with good reason. If your operation is going to be safe, efficient and productive, the driver is your most important investment. The first thing any forklift truck should be is a good place › Read More

Modern Technology for the Modern Forklift Driver

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

TRUCK VIBRATIONS: ARE YOU BREAKING THE LAW?

LOWERING YOUR FORKLIFT’S TRAVELLING SPEED CAN GREATLY REDUCE THE LEVEL OF BODY VIBRATIONS CREATED.

Body vibrations on forklift trucks have been a hot topic from the moment European Directive 2002/44/EC shone the spotlight on them. The big question is whether the use of damping techniques and better seats is really worthwhile? Wouldn’t it be st_0803_3_main_inline_1.jpgbetter to meet the directive another way? A recent series of on-site tests provide the › Read More

MAKING ORDER PICKERS WORK FOR YOU

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

BENEFIT FROM REGULAR SITE SURVEYS

REGULAR SITE SURVEYS AND INSPECTIONS CAN HELP PREVENT ACCIDENTS, IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY AND SAVE MONEY

In such uncertain times, optimising resources is essential – whatever your industry. With storage, handling and distribution accounting for as much as 90% of a total production cycle, streamlining operations offers opportunities for the greatest dividends. By pinpointing everything from damaged equipment to inefficiency, regular site inspections allow you to uncover potential problems. And more importantly, to spot opportunities for maximising efficiency. › 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

5 ways to save time and money in 2019!

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

Questions to ask when buying a forklift

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:
  1. Analyse Current Operations
    1. Will anything be changing?  Specifically: have forklift hours increased?  Decreased? › Read More

FORKLIFT WARRANTIES WITH FREE DOWNLOAD

IS BUYING AN EXTENDED WARRANTY A SENSIBLE SAFEGUARD OR A WASTE OF CASH? HERE ARE SEVEN ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN MAKING YOUR CHOICE.

Do you like taking risks? At some time most of us have played the lottery or placed a bet on the outcome of a sporting event. But would you do the same with your day-to-day business? forklift-warranties-5-year-seal.jpg Above: Mitsubishi five year Extended Powertrain Warranty. Look closely › Read More