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
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
New-style chargers can pay for themselves in less than a year
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
Is buying an extended warranty a sensible safeguard or a waste of cash? Here are seven essential questions to ask when making your choiceDo 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
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 better to meet the directive another way? A recent series of on-site tests provide the answer. According to Directive 2002/44/EC on body vibrations, employers must prevent › Read More
Let’s face it- buying any large piece of machinery is a big decision for any business. The right forklift in the right location has the power to increase productivity and significantly reduce everyday costs. For many, electric forklifts can be the sustainable piece of equipment that meets both current and future needs. The electric forklift really comes into its own when used in warehouses and within the manufacturing industry. With a › Read More
What are the differences between narrow aisle and normal aisle forklift trucks?When it comes to picking the right warehouse truck, your choice is influenced by how much you want to lift, how high you want to lift it, how far you want to travel and how much space you have to work in. Our simple guide should help you pinpoint the truck type that best suits your needs – but a Free Warehouse Survey from Welfaux is by far › Read More
Mitsubishi is paying more than 110 billion yen ($887 million) for UniCarriers Corp – creating the world’s third-biggest producer of forklift trucks.
In a statement on 31st July, Mitsubishi also posted first-quarter results, with net income rising 58 percent to 35.5 billion yen for the three months ended June 30, better than expected – and sales of 931.5 billion yen, up 8.3 percent, handily beat forecasts.
The purchase will produce combined sales › Read More