Do You Need A Battery Electric Forklift For Your Business

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…

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New Forklift Prices : What to Consider

New forklift prices can vary greatly whether it's a new business venture and you need a new forklift or if its time to upgrade your existing forklift for something new.  There are some general rules to consider when make the decision to purchase a new forklif, because how you purchase a new forklift for your business can greatly affect the overall cost of ownership.

6 Points To Consider with New Forklift Prices Type of ownership

The first thing to do is understand the ways the you can actually own a new forklift for your business. (more…)

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Are Linde Forklifts Really Worth The Money ?

The saying goes, there are forklifts, then there are Linde forklifts.  Linde forklifts origins start in Germany, as a German designed forklift with roots going back over a 130 years.  Linde is now part of the Kion Group and is a publicly traded company

Linde Forklifts entered into at the Australian Market in the 90's, and has since continued to grow in a tough Australian Market.  The Linde forklifts are unique in that they are designed with a Hydrostatic drive.

Basically this means that, Linde integrated the hydrostatic drive, hydraulic pump, hydraulic motor and gearbox into one compact axle so the forklift has less moving parts that will wear out.

With the current 392 Series H25T model , costing somewhere in the vicinity of $40 000 AUD (depending on specifications), and the second tier 351 Series H25 costing early $30 000 AUD, you need …

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Two Ways To Finance Your Forklift

When the banking industry was deregulated, it opened up the Australian finance market to a lot of different options when it comes to how finance can be arranged for equipment, here we look at two of the most popular ways to arrange forklift finance.

Two simply ways to finance your forklift Finance Leasing Features Minimal capital outlay Payments are fixed for the lease term At the end of the lease term, the following options are available : Extend the lease term Trade in the forklift and lease a new forklift Return the forklift. You may be responsible it there is shortfall between sale proceeds and the outstanding residual value amount Make an offer to purchase the forklift for the residual value. Benefits A hedge against market fluctuations with interest rates fixed for the term of the lease Ownership is optional Leasing frees up capital which can be used to grow your business Pay only for e…
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Buying A Used Forklift

If you have decided to buy a used forklift, weather it be updating your existing unit, starting a new venture.  There are literally thousands out there in the market place. It can get a bit daunting buying a used forklift.  But here's a few tips that might make it easier for you to navigate.

Know what you need

This is simple, there is a wide range of different specifications, you need to be sure of the job you are doing and what you need to do it.  Ie. - Wanting to load and unload containers -  Its pointless trying to drive into a container if you have a 5 000 mm 2 stage mast with a lowered clearance of 2 500 mm.

You need a three stage 4 500 mm mast, that has a lowered overall height to go into a container.

If you are unsure what you need, try visiting a reputable forklift dealer, and explaining what work your are doing.  They will be…

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Do you need to buy a forklift.

If you have a business where you are moving products on a pallet.  There is more than a fair chance might have a forklift to help you.  Whether you already have a forklift or are looking at getting one, you might to buy a forklift.

How to buy a forklift

These days there are plenty of forklift makes and models on the market.  When you go looking to buy a forklift, buyers will tend to focus more on the engine, transmission, mast, make, and model then they do on how to buy a forklift.

Once you narrow your decision down on what forklift you are going to buy. The next step is how to buy the forklift, and you have a few different choices.

Purchase a forklift outright

If you are lucky enough to have the capital sitting in your bank account, you can purchase it outright.

Rent to buy a forklift

This h…

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