Logistics & Materials Handling Blog

How to Read a Forklift Load Capacity Chart

How to Read a Forklift Load Capacity Chart

October 2020

This blog provides a brief explanation on how to interpret a forklift load capacity chart to ensure the unit is not pushed beyond its safe operating capabilities.

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How to Choose the Correct Forklift Mast

How to Choose the Correct Forklift Mast

October 2020

When choosing a new forklift one of the most important considerations is the unit’s maximum lift height and mast type.

This week’s blog explains some of the key factors that need to be considered when selecting a forklift mast, whilst also profiling the four main mast types available.

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Traffic Management Plans - Separating Forklifts and Pedestrians

Traffic Management Plans - Separating Forklifts and Pedestrians

October 2020

This blog explores some basic considerations and solutions for separating forklifts and pedestrians that can be implemented as part of a broader traffic management plan.

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What is a Counterbalance Forklift?

What is a Counterbalance Forklift?

September 2020

Counterbalance forklifts are the most common type of forklift utilised globally.

This week’s blog briefly explains what a counterbalance forklift is and then looks at some of the advantages they provide owners and operators.

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What is a Telehandler?

What is a Telehandler?

September 2020

Telehandler short for telescopic handler are a versatile hydraulic lifting unit that is often used in the construction, farming and agriculture sectors.

This week’s blog briefly explains what a telehandler is and then looks at some of the key benefits they offer to operators.

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Benefits of Using Genuine Forklift Spare Parts

Benefits of Using Genuine Forklift Spare Parts

September 2020

There are two main types of forklift spare parts

  1. Genuine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) spare parts
  2. After-market spare parts

This blog examines the benefits of using genuine OEM forklift spare parts, whilst showing a couple of comparison examples Yale OEM spare parts.

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Reachstacker Trends, Innovations and Benefits

Reachstacker Trends, Innovations and Benefits

September 2020

Early in 2020 John Bensalhia from Portstrategy.com spoke to representatives from major reachstacker manufacturers including Hyster to discuss current industry trends, innovations and assess the potential benefits Reachstacker operators could see.

This blog explores some of the trends, innovations and benefits John was able to document from Hyster as to why the brands Reachstacker container handlers remain at the forefront of port based container handling globally.

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How to Determine If You Need an Extra Forklift

How to Determine If You Need an Extra Forklift

September 2020

Moving stock from one point to another is the main role of a forklift, which comes in handy when you’re dealing with heavy loads.

However, work can quickly pile up and that’s when it may be worth investigating available options to acquire an additional forklift.

But how do you know when to make the call? Keep reading below for reasons why it may be beneficial to acquire an additional forklift.

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How to Read a Forklift Data Plate

How to Read a Forklift Data Plate

August 2020

To ensure forklifts and materials handling equipment (MHE) are operated safely within their maximum limitations, under Australian Standard AS2359.2 – 2013 all forklifts and MHE are fitted with a rating plate by the manufacturer.

The rating plate clearly states the unit’s specifications and operating limits so that operators do not unsafely push a units operational capabilities beyond the safe limits specified by the manufacturer.

This blog will explain how to read and understand the specifications on a forklift rating plate.

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How to Choose the Right Pallet Jack

How to Choose the Right Pallet Jack

August 2020

Pallet jacks are a popular type of materials handling equipment (MHE) and are used in warehouses across Australia.

Ideal for operation in tight areas where other machines can’t fit, pallet jacks can make a world of difference to your operation and will ensure that staff can work efficiently and safely at all times.

But how exactly do you choose the right pallet jack for your business? Keep reading to find out.

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