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The importance of Forklift Rating Plates

May 16, 2017
Filed under: Safety
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It is imperative that all forklifts are operated correctly and within their maximum limits.

To ensure this occurs and to provide owners and operators with knowledge of these limits all forklifts under Australian standard AS2359.2 – 2013 must be fitted with a rating plate from the manufacturer that clearly defines the unit’s specifications.

This blog will explain how to read and understand the specifications on a rating plate for both combustion and battery electric models.
combustion engine rating plate

2017 Comparison of Forklift Ownership VS Fully Maintained Long-Term Rental

March 31, 2017
Filed under: Materials Handling
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Due to the expensive capital required to purchase a forklift, rental is becoming a preferred option for owner and/or operators looking to source new equipment.

This blog will provide a comparison between forklift ownership and fully maintained long-term rental (LTR); it will explain when each option is most beneficial along with the major advantages of each option.

ownership vs longterm rental

Cold Storage Materials Handling

March 03, 2017
Filed under: Materials Handling, Warehouse Racking
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In conjunction with Adaptalift’s specialist handling solutions blog back in November late last year, we discussed the benefits of flameproof and multi-load handling.

This blog will look at another specialist application in the supply of materials handling solutions, more specifically working in the cold storage industry.

cold storage forklift thumb

Benefits of Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Forklifts

January 31, 2017
Filed under: Industry Trends
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Research and development in the materials handling industry has led to hydrogen powered forklifts becoming a reality. There is now a strong trend with purchasers moving away from the traditional LPG, diesel and battery electric units to the more environmentally friendly and cost effective hydrogen fuel cell technologies.

This blog will explore the many advantages and few disadvantages of hydrogen power forklifts.

hydrogen generation

How To Conduct A Proper Tyne Inspection

January 19, 2017
Filed under: Forklift Maintenance & Upkeep
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This week’s blog is part two in our series looking at proper tyne care and maintenance. Following on from our previous blog providing an introduction into tyne care and maintenance, this blog will look at how a proper tyne inspection should be carried out. The post will provide detail on seven critical elements of a pair of tynes that need inspection.

blades should be straight if they deviate they should be replaced

Introduction to Proper Tyne Care and Maintenance

December 09, 2016
Filed under: Forklift Maintenance & Upkeep
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Due to the high volume of large loads tynes are repeatedly used to carry, proper maintenance and care is crucial.

This blog is the first in a series looking at tyne care will provide ten examples of misuse and what to avoid so tynes are not damaged in the course of normal operations.

Further blogs will also look in-depth at tyne care and when and how to conduct a proper tyne inspection.

forklift tyne care

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