Take care when adding hydraulic attachments to new electric forklift trucks

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%. Read on and we’ll tell you how 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 to avoid it happening to you. › Read More

Storage Density: How storage racking can increase site profitability

Think outside of the box… Double-deep stacking could increase, under certain conditions, storage density by as much as 25%.

Mounting pressure from senior management towards ‘lean’ production has left many responsible for materials handling feeling themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. With fewer resources and higher demands than ever before, streamlining production is daunting (to say the least). Although no two warehouses are the same, it’s important to remember that the efficiency of almost › Read More

New Electric Forklift or Diesel/Gas 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 electric and an IC truck, the key question › Read More

Forklift Finance: getting the best deal for your business

As with any other capital outlay, the way you finance your forklift truck purchases deserves special consideration. What’s the difference between contract hire, hire purchase and finance lease? Weigh up the options with our easy-to-follow guide. Forklift finance options

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:

Welfaux guide to buying a used forklift truck

At Welfaux, our customers often ask for guidance on buying a used forklift and other handling equipment. As prices for new forklift trucks drop, the incentive to buy a second hand unit (refurbished or not) is becoming increasingly difficult to justify in some circumstances. The reliability of a new truck, combined with very cheap finance deals often makes a used truck a non starter for many businesses.  However, there are times when a used unit could be justified, so we set out › Read More

Are mobile phones putting your business at risk?

If driving a car while using a mobile phone is considered so risky it’s been made illegal in many countries, then how much more dangerous is it to drive a forklift truck while being distracted?

Are mobile phones putting your business at risk? Because it isn’t against the law – in many countries – to drive a forklift truck while holding a mobile, the onus is on management to take a stance. › Read More

How new forklift battery technology can save you money

New-style chargers can pay for themselves in less than a year

Forklift battery save money

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. We’ve spoken to some of the industry’s leading manufacturers of forklift batteries, chargers and systems to find out about how these innovations deliver tangible › Read More

Forklift warranties: how to stack the odds in your favour

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? Some people compare extended warranties to taking a gamble: what are the odds of something going wrong? Does that risk › Read More