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10 Tips for Buying Big Forklift Trucks

August 16, 2012
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10 Tips for Buying Big Forklift Trucks

A lot of thought and research needs to be done when considering purchasing a big forklift truck. Big trucks are expensive equipment and are usually built to order; therefore it is important to have the correct knowledge of the different models and makes to correctly specify the requirements for your business before costly mistakes are made.

What is a Turret Truck (VNA)? Basics 101

March 06, 2012
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What is a Turret Truck (VNA)? Basics 101

A turret truck is specifically designed to do one task: operate in very narrow aisles. The turret truck is often abbreviated to VNA standing for very narrow aisle truck. 

Turret Trucks are a battery operated machine that uses both the electric engine, battery and operator compartment to counterweight heavy loads.

How to choose between a Reach Stacker and a Dedicated Container Handler

September 21, 2011
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How to choose between a Reach Stacker and a Dedicated Container Handler

Will a Reach Stacker or dedicated Container Handler work best in your operation? It can be tricky to decide, as both offer various benefits. In many cases, reach stackers enable increased container storage, but increased storage density can affect the accessibility or ‘selectivity’ of containers, which could then result in extra handling and reduced throughput of containers.

Forklift Terminology Part 4: Types of Forklifts & Tyres

December 25, 2010
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Forklift Terminology Part 4: Types of Forklifts & Tyres

A forklift is also known as a lift truck essentially because it’s a truck that can lift loads using a set of forks. A forklift can be used in numerous places such as warehouses, factories, farms, shipping yards and much more. There are many types of forklifts which can be called a variety of different names; in this case we will use the basic names of the forklifts when describing their capabilities.

Forklift Terminology Part 3: Stability & Manoeuvrability

December 12, 2010
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Forklift Terminology Part 3: Stability & Manoeuvrability

Thankyou to everyone for staying with us throughout the Forklift Terminology Serious so far, we are now over the half way point of the four part series after talking about basic forklift features in part1 and mast details & dimensions in part 2. Today we dive into specific terminology you will need to know about forklift stability & manoeuvrability.

Forklift Terminology Part 2: Mast Details & Dimensions

December 06, 2010
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Forklift Terminology Part 2: Mast Details & Dimensions

Last week we began our four part Forklift Terminology Series by running through the basic forklift features. We hope everyone has familiarised themselves with the key features and if not, please have a quick look back at last weeks blog Introduction To Basic Forklift Parts as it will help you understand the on going segments. Today’s content will be split up in to two sections concerning terms relating to mast details and dimensions.

Forklift Terminology Part 1: Introduction To Basic Forklift Features

November 29, 2010
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Forklift Terminology Part 1: Introduction To Basic Forklift Features

Are you new to forklifts? Or just need a quick review? This blog is the first instalment of a four part series that will focus on getting you familiar with basic forklift terminology or recap on basic forklift terms that you might already know. Today we will begin with a short introduction to the basic features of a forklift. Familiarise yourself with the picture below labelled with the important forklift features and also find a small description of them. We will now run through them individually.

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