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Advantages of Hiring a Forklift

Buying a forklift has its advantages but so does hiring one. Hiring a forklift is a particularly good option if you’re looking at cash flow benefits. Need more convincing? Check out our analysis below. Good Hiring Scenarios There are several scenarios where hiring forklifts is a better option: Workload management: Experienced forklift owners will tell … Continue reading

How to Invest in Your Warehouse

The modern warehouse is a high-value investment in a supercharged market. If you invest in onsite facilities and equipment wisely, this investment is sure to have a lot of upsides. The core issues for warehouse investment are all about efficiencies. You need excellent space management, top quality handling equipment and good risk management in the … Continue reading

Maintenance Advantages of Electric Forklifts

Electric forklifts have several major advantages over other types of forklifts. They’re lightweight, and relatively mechanically simple, without the large numbers of moving parts. Electric forklift maintenance is therefore comparatively easy, and significantly cheaper. Electric forklifts, in fact, are as good as their petrol-powered equivalents, without a lot of the drawbacks from a technical standpoint. … Continue reading

Daily Maintenance Checklists – Electric Forklifts

Daily maintenance checks are best practice, an essential part of good forklift maintenance, and this is no different for electric forklifts. These checks can find problems before they become potential risks and OHS issues. Your daily maintenance check will find any issues, fast. Forklift Maintenance Checklists and How They Work The checking process is a … Continue reading

Why Choose Preventative Maintenance for Your Forklift?

Forklifts are very tough vehicles and very reliable, particularly the big name brands like Toyota, Hyster, Clark and Yale. These top quality forklifts can work hard and take any kind of workload you throw at them. They’re made to deliver great on the job value, and they do. Preventative Forklift Maintenance, Explained The very high … Continue reading

6 Advantages of Regular Forklift Servicing

If you’ve ever worked with forklifts, you may know this scenario all too well, and still wince at the memories: You’re incredibly busy, and your forklifts are moving a lot of palettes for a big order for a major client. You’re loading on to trucks as fast as you can – then a forklift breaks … Continue reading

The Anatomy of a Forklift – Service and Maintenance

The forklift is a combination of these core systems: The mast – This is the lifting system and includes the fork and lifting mechanism, tied in to the hydraulic system. Drive – This is usually an electrical drive system using batteries. (Outdoor forklifts may have petrol engines, but indoor forklifts are electrical.) Hydraulics – This … Continue reading

How Often Should a Forklift Be Serviced, and Why?

Forklifts are hard-working machines that carry very large loads continuously over time. They’re put under significant mechanical stress, and most forklift maintenance is based on simply fixing the natural ongoing effects of this work. Any defect in a forklift can lead to major, expensive problems, so prevention is always a lot cheaper than cure. There’s … Continue reading

Buying a Used Forklift – Repair Problems to Look for

When buying a used forklift, defects are an obvious possible issue The problems start when you buy a “bargain” that turns out to be a repairman’s dream. There’s a big difference between routine forklift maintenance and servicing, and over-the-top extra costs, so be careful when buying. A couple of buying tips before we start: A … Continue reading