Archive: Forklifts

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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How to Determine If You Need an Extra Forklift

1 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

28 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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The Benefits of Electric Forklifts

20 August 2020

Read how electric forklifts with their lower running costs, higher productivity, quieter and emission free operation, are seen as an attractive alternative to the traditional, internal combustion forklift.

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Forklift Classes Explained

19 August 2020

The Australian Forklift and Industrial Truck Association (AFITA) list eight distinct classes that forklifts and MHE can be classified under, in this weeks blog we profile each of the eight classification classes and provide examples of each from our product range.

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What to Look for When Buying a Used Forklift

6 August 2020

Check out this guide from Adaptalift on what to look out for when buying a used forklift and you’ll be well prepared to make the right choice for your operation.

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