The crown SX Series walkie straddle stackers offer a very safe, productive and cost-effective solution when you need to maximise your storage space and improve efficiency in your business. Just like all equipment the Crown SX range needs regular maintenance to ensure maximum life. Simple maintenance procedures inspect lift chain tensioner lock nuts on a crown SX can end up saving you money in the long run.We have a wide range of Crown service manuals available for immediate download. You can browse the Crown manual library by clicking here. Let's take a look at how to do a very simple maintenance procedure on Crown SX stacker that will leave your business money. How to Inspect lift chain tensioner lock nuts To ensure the lift chain tensioners are secure the following inspection needs to be performed: Raise tynes so both the top and bottom lift chain tensioners are visible from the Operator’s side of the unit. The Inspectio…
When you think forklifts and warehousing, the next logical consideration is racking and storage. Forklift, racking and storage all tend to go hand in hand.
There is a a huge range of pallet and special purpose racking and shelving products available on the market. Specialist racking and storage manufacturers constantly create unique pallet storage solutions for factories and warehouses that combine with carton conveying and order fulfillment systems to make product management more productive and profitable.The standard you need to know Just as with Australian Standards for forklifts there are Australian Standards for pallet racking. Make sure your pallet racking system is designed to the Australian Standard AS4084, as well as getting regular safety audits on all your racking. Selective Pallet Racking and Raised Storage Areas When you start planning a racking layout, there are an infinite range of…
When a business starts thinking about either buying or renting a forklift, usually it's a LPG or diesel forklift. But Battery electric forklifts are rapidly growing in popularity in the market and can be of real value to a business.There are four different types of Battery Electric Forklift Three Wheel Counter Balance Forklift - Generally you see two wheels at the front and one or two wheels closely together at the rear.
2. Four Wheel Counter Balance Forklift - Just like a standard forklift, with four wheels.
3. Reach Truck - There are two types.Sit-on Reach Truck Stand-on Reach Truck
Both have specific benefits in application. The sit-on reach truck is more practical for longer-term daily use and where the operator is not required to dismount regularly. The stand-on reach truck is generally the smaller…
When you start looking into using battery electric forklifts, and particularly a high reach forklift in your business, you are really starting to move into specially designed materials handling equipment. In the Australian Standards a reach forklift is described as
Reach truck A lift truck with a load carriage which moves longitudinally relative to the truck;away from the truck to pick up or deposit a load, and towards the truck to enable the center of gravity of the load to be within the wheelbase of the truck during travelling.What are High Reach Forklifts
High reach forklifts are a very different design to a conventional counterbalance forklift, with very different Engineering design parameters that they need to comply to, as they are designed to do a completely different job and work in different applications. The Australian Standard design and stability for Reac…
We've looked at forklift hire before, so we know that any business that deals in physical products that arrive or leave the business on pallets, will most likely have a forklift in the business to move pallets around. As a business there are many factors to consider whether they should purchase the forklift outright, or decide on forklift hire.How many hours are you doing ?
The very first question a business should ask them selves, is how many hours are they expecting the forklift to do in a week. This is usually where most business under estimate or over estimate the usage.
There is 38 hours in a standard working week or 7.6 hours in a day, unless the business is a very high production business. A forklift will not actually work 7.6 hours in a day when you consider things like operator breaks for lunch, smoko, toilet breaks. e.t.c.
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One of the most common attachments that forklifts come with, is forklift tines, they are the two metal lengths, hanging on the front of the forklift carriage. They are what the forklift use to be able to lift and lower loads.Do You Have The Right Forklift Tines For Your Business ?
There is two different type of forklift tines - Hook type fork and pin forks, as with any engineered product in Australia, forklifts and their attachments need to comply with the relevant Australian Standard and Workplace legislation. (more…)