Logistics & Materials Handling Blog

How often should a forklift be inspected?

How often should a forklift be inspected?

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

Forklift Repairs vs a New Purchase

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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When Should a Forklift Battery be Watered?

When Should a Forklift Battery be Watered?

November 2020

This week’s blog seeks to answer the question of when a forklift battery should be watered and why, whilst also providing a brief overview of common watering systems.

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How to Charge a Forklift Battery

How to Charge a Forklift Battery

October 2020

This week’s blog briefly looks at safety precautions workers involved in forklift battery charging operations must adhere to as well as briefly explaining three of the most common battery charging methods conventional charging, opportunity charging and fast charging.

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How Much Does a Forklift Weigh

How Much Does a Forklift Weigh

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 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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