Archive: Forklifts

How to choose the correct forklift fuel type?

20 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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The Benefits of Buying a Second Hand Forklift

17 November 2020

Is it worth purchasing second hand?

We take a look at some of the benefits of purchasing a used forklift.

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How often should a forklift be inspected?

13 November 2020

Regularly inspecting a forklift as part of routine operations and maintenance is imperative for both safety and ensuring it is optimally functioning.

This blog lists reasons why regularly inspecting your forklift is beneficial, whilst also looking at what should be looked for when completing inspections.

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Forklift Repairs vs a New Purchase

12 November 2020

The age-old question: to repair or to replace?

This blog looks at some of the questions to ask when deciding to repair or replace your forklift.

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How Much Does a Forklift Weigh

22 October 2020

This week’s blog looks at forklifts service weight and why it is important to know the weight of a forklift before operating it.

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How to Choose the Correct Forklift Mast

16 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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What is a Counterbalance Forklift?

28 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?

17 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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More Efficient and Safer Long Load Steel Handling with Combilift's Straddle Carrier

14 September 2020

In the September issue of Manufacturer’s Monthly Director of Cullen Steel Fabrication Ron Barrington spoke about how the company’s adoption of a
Combilift Straddle Carrier has greatly improved operational efficiencies and safety.

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Reachstacker Trends, Innovations and Benefits

4 September 2020

Early in 2020 John Bensalhia from 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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