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What is a sideloader?

April 23, 2014
Filed under: Materials Handling
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What is a sideloader?

In our latest issue of Uptime Magazine we sent out a reader survey, asking you, our readers, what you thought of our magazine. We wanted to hear about what you loved and how you thought we could do better. We received lots of great feedback so thank you to all those who filled out the survey, and we welcome any more feedback you may have.

One of our readers asked us if we could write an article on sideloaders and how they are used in industries such as the timber industry, so here it is.

Forklift Non-Marking Tyres Investigated

April 03, 2014
Filed under: Forklift Basics
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Forklift Non-Marking Tyres Investigated

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. 

 

Operating Forklifts Safely on a Slope

March 20, 2014
Filed under: Safety
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Operating Forklifts Safely on a Slope

When operating forklifts in areas which contain slopes and ramps it is important to ensure safety measures are always carried out. Not only can operators be at risk when travelling recklessly on slopes but the safety of pedestrians is also compromised. The load in which the forklift operator may be transporting can also be significantly damaged or even destroyed if safety precautions are not followed within this situation. This week on the blog we discuss what should always be done when travelling on a slope and what should never be done whilst operating a forklift on a slope.

Forklift battery regeneration vs. purchasing a new battery

March 13, 2014
Filed under: Forklift Maintenance & Upkeep, Technology
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Forklift battery regeneration vs. purchasing a new battery

All Forklift batteries begin to sulphate from the day they are manufactured. The normal operation of cycling (charging and discharging) the battery results in more sulphates building up on the plates; this is a result of charging technology not being 100% efficient. Steve Yates; Adaptalift Hyster’s Motive Power Product Specialist has shared some important tips for those considering regenerating a second hand forklift battery or purchasing a new one.

Serious Safety Fails

February 25, 2014
Filed under: Safety
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Serious Safety Fails

Every workplace has hazards; the important thing is to know how to avoid them.  We have all heard our fair share of safety fails where environmental factors have breached Workplace health and Safety laws, employees have lacked training or simply just trying to shortcut the job at hand.  This blog post shares eight astonishing safety fails in hope it will remind us all to take safety seriously.

Top 5 changes to the mining industry expected to occur in 2014

February 12, 2014
Filed under: Materials Handling, Industry Trends
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Top 5 changes to the mining industry expected to occur in 2014

Deloitte has put together a list of 10 trends it anticipates for the mining industry in the year ahead. The market is now demanding change and mining companies must adjust the way they operate in order to cope. Operations in Australia and globally will continue to face challenging market conditions in 2014 such as rising costs, low commodity prices, imbalances between supply and demand as well as a decline in productivity. The blog today discusses 5 of the most pressing and challenging trends the mining industry is expected to face in the coming year, as suggested by Deloitte.

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