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Currently viewing category: Forklift Basics
Choosing the right forklift is important for your business. It affects everything from operation costs, productivity, employee morale and stock management.
There are a large range of forklifts, and each one is designed to be used for specific jobs.
So how do you know what type you need for your business?
Non-marking tyres are widely used to eliminate black marks on warehouse floors. Grocery or food processing plants are usually required to employ them in their factories namely for hygiene reasons. Non-marking tyres are available in solid, pneumatic, and cushion. This blog investigates a few main benefits and limitations for employing non-marking tyres in your warehouse.
When it comes to batteries there are many terms that may be foreign to the average forklift operator. In this week’s blog we will explore some of the most common battery terms in order to assist with understanding battery terminology and aid in making proper waste determinations.
There are a few general rules to be aware of when assessing the price of a forklift. Forklifts are an important investment for any business. As there is such a wide range of quality and extras that can come with particular forklifts, it is hard to determine the right price. This blog will provide you with key rules to help guide you in your decision.
When running an efficient operation, it’s important to keep in mind the right time to replace older, less efficient forklifts. This can reduce your maintenance costs, improve your productivity and most importantly, save money and maximise your return on investment.
This blog will explore the benefits of maintaining and replacing forklifts at the optimal time in order to maximise their efficiency and in turn increase your return on investment.
If you are on the lookout for a new forklift to meet your material handling needs, there is one question that you will inevitably encounter: LPG or Battery Electric?
This blog will weigh up the financial and environmental costs associated with this decision. We will also determine significant points that you will need to take into consideration when purchasing a Battery Electric or LPG forklift.
You have more than likely come across some challenging experiences when dealing with forklifts. They can be dangerous, costly, time consuming and just plain uncomfortable to operate. Choosing the right forklift supplier, who is reliable, flexible and cost effective in the long term is, at times, a hard decision to make. This blog evaluates Hysters five core principles when designing and building forklifts and determines if they really equal safe, dependable, productive and easily serviced forklifts.
The 3rd area of consideration when in the market for a forklift is the type of racking needs within your application. In this final blog post for our Forklift Buyers Guide, we explain the different racking options and explore the best forklift choices for various warehousing arrangements.
For Part 2 of our buyers guide, we have listed several different types of forklifts and have application examples to highlight their best operational uses. We have provided links for further reading, in order to help inform you so that you are able to choose the best machinery for your individual business operation.
For part 1 of our Forklift Buyers Guide, we’ve selected the most fundamental decision making aspects of buying a forklift that we are calling the “3 Golden Rules”. We consider these initial steps crucial in your purchase process, putting you on the right track in order to select the perfect forklift for your business.