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Comparison: Lithium Ion VS Lead Acid Forklift Batteries

Comparison: Lithium Ion VS Lead Acid Forklift Batteries

April 2021

Whilst the initial cost of lithium ion batteries is considerably higher than lead acid alternatives, their two to three times longer operational life, increased efficiency, environmental and safety features make them an appealing alternative.

In this week’s blog we compare and discuss some of the advantages of lithium ion forklift batteries.

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How to Reduce and Prevent Damage to Your Forklift

How to Reduce and Prevent Damage to Your Forklift

April 2021

A key part of looking after a forklift is being able to prevent or reduce the likelihood of any damage occurring to the forklift that could adversely affect its operation and safety.

This week’s blog explores seven ways owners and operators can reduce or prevent damage to their forklifts from occurring.

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Comparison Counterbalance Forklifts VS Reach Trucks

Comparison Counterbalance Forklifts VS Reach Trucks

March 2021

Two of the most common types of forklifts are counterbalance and reach forklifts, this week’s blog provides a brief comparison between the two types of forklifts.

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Common Signs Your Forklift Needs a Service

Common Signs Your Forklift Needs a Service

March 2021

This week’s blog looks at why forklift maintenance is vitally important and briefly discusses some of the common signs that should be looked for to indicate a unit may need to be serviced.

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What is a Boom Lift?

What is a Boom Lift?

March 2021

A type of aerial lift boom lifts allow operators to be raised and moved horizontal and vertically to complete works outdoors, industrial, maintenance and constructions projects.

This week’s blog describes the concept of a boom lift and looks at the advantages of using a boom lift on projects.

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What are Order and Stock Pickers?

What are Order and Stock Pickers?

February 2021

This week’s blog briefly profiles the different types of order and stock pickers available and looks at the advantages of utilising them over other methods to lift operators to complete work.

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What is a High Reach Forklift?

What is a High Reach Forklift?

January 2021

High reach forklifts are designed to safely and efficiently lift and retrieve loads from extreme heights that traditional counterbalance forklifts or order pickers are unable to access.

This week’s blog looks at the three benefits of the two most common types of high reach forklifts reach trucks and turret trucks and how they can benefit warehouses and businesses.

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How High Can a Scissor Lift Reach?

How High Can a Scissor Lift Reach?

December 2020

This blog profiles some common scissor lift models and their lift height whilst providing examples of common examples of applications it is suitable to work on.

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What is a Scissor Lift?

What is a Scissor Lift?

December 2020

This week’s blog briefly explains what is a scissor lift, profiles the main types of scissor lifts and highlights some of the advantages they provide owners and operators.

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How to choose the correct forklift fuel type?

How to choose the correct forklift fuel type?

November 2020

One of the most important factors that needs to be considered when purchasing a new forklift is its fuel type.

The choice of a forklifts fuel type must be suitably matched to the type of job being undertaken, budget and operating environment.

This blog lists some advantages and disadvantages of each of the above forklift fuel types listed below, to assist in selecting the correct forklift fuel type for your budget, application and operating environment.

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