Do You Have The Right Forklift Tyres ?

Forklifts have so many different specifications, when it comes to capacities, lift heights and attachments.  Well its no different when it comes to forklift tyres, you have a few different options such as cushion Tyres, pneumatic tyres, solid tyres or polyurethane.

Well there there is also the option of solid filling your pneumatic tyres.  It basically includes ‘In-fill’ materials (for Pneumatic Tyres) and ‘In-fill’ materials include sprays, rubber foams and urethane fills. (more…)

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How to Store a Forklift for a Long Time

We've already taken a took at how to store a forklift for a short period of time, But sometimes you might need to store your forklift for longer than 6 months.  So we wanted to help give some instruction for Long Term Storage of your forklift.

6 Months - Long--Term Storage

If you are looking to store your forklift, make sure you do the following steps to prepare the forklift for storage for 6 months or longer:

Make sure you complete all the short--term storage procedures. Wrap or cover all exterior lights, radiator grille, and air vents with a moisture barrier cover. Use tape to hold the covers in position. Make sure you remove the batteries from the forklift. Just make sure you store the batteries in an approved space. Be sure to follow whatever your local regulations are. Batteries that are stored for long periods can become damaged so we recommend that you try to use the batterie…
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What Exactly is a Forklift PM Service

When it comes to owning a forklift, a lot of owner's forget to think about how to keep their forklift maintained.  So we want to take a look at exactly is a forklift PM SERVICE.

A PM service, or a Preventative Maintenance service, is the  maintenance schedule that the Original Equipment Manufacturer recommends for the forklift that they manufacture.  Quite simply if you think in the terms of your car, you need to get it serviced as per the manufactures recommendation every 15 000 Klms (Or what ever it is), it is the same with your forklift. (more…)

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Operation and Maintenance of Your Forklift

To operate a forklift in Australia, you need to have a Forklift licence, many people just forget the second they have their forklift licence, what their supposed to check before they start operation of a forklift.  Keep in mind that it is the businesses responsibility to make sure the the right procedures are followed.

Before you start the forklift, its important to ensure that it is in safe working order, ready to be used and capable of completing the task required of it. A business smart practice is to develop and implement a system of work that nominates the person who will ensure the safety checking occurs, e.g. a manager or supervisor. (more…)

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Forklifts and Indentifying Hazards

In warehouses, factories, shipping yards, freight terminals and other workplaces across Australia, forklifts are used to lift, stack and transfer loads.

While forklifts offer a practical materials handling solution for many businesses, each year they continue to be associated with workplace deaths and injuries. The human and financial cost of forklift-related incidents for employees, industry and the community is substantial, and in the most part completely avoidable, especially when employees and employers work together to improve health and safety at work. (more…)

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How You Really Need To Use a Forklift to Make a Profit

The majority of forklifts are owned and operated by Businesses, they are a work tool.  Even most farmers will have a old forklift out in the shed that will help them lift things when needed.

But it's the use of the forklift, not the ownership that provides profit and the best return on your overall investment.   Sometimes rental  programs will provide the benefit your business needs, but avoids the time consuming responsibilities of ownership and maintenance support.

Most forklift dealers will talk to you about the many cost effective benefits that a fleet management program can provide for your business.

We wanted to take a look some things to consider when you are looking at rental of a forklift.

Capital gains

Your forklift dealer can purchase your existing fleet of forklifts and provide replacem…

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A Forklift Goes By Many Different Names

A forklift goes by many names, people tend to refer to it as many different things such as a forklift truck, lift truck, fork truck, forklift.  But it's basically a powered industrial truck which is used to lift and transport materials in businesses, most commonly goods that are stacked on pallets.

Forklifts can actually be traced back to the late 1800's, but the modern forklift was developed in the 1960s by various companies including the transmission manufacturing company Clark and the hoist company Yale & Towne Manufacturing. The forklift has since become an indispensable piece of equipment in manufacturing and warehousing operation. (more…)

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8 TIPS TO PROPERLY STORE A FORKLIFT

Sometimes you need to put your forklift in storage for a short time, it's common to see plenty of forklifts stuck and the corner and forgotten about.  It's the absolute worst thing you can do to a piece of machinery especially a forklift.  So here we give you 8 of the best tips to properly store a Forklift.

Generally the following storage procedures are for conditions and temperatures above 0° C (32_F).  Just adjust these procedures to suit any for local conditions and any changes in conditions during the storage. (more…)

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Forklift Rental Vs Ownership

When it comes to having one forklift or a fleet of forklifts in your business.  Usually, there is often one question you need to ask yourself.  Is forklift rental or forklift ownership the way to go?

There isn't one right answer to the question.  You need to examine your individual requirements are for your business.  But Forkliftmarket wants to take a look at the real benefits for forklift rental and the disadvantages of forklift ownership.

Benefits of forklift rental It allows you to focus on your core business. Your business profit is generated through equipment use. Minimizes or eliminates risk from your business. You can have a Fleet modernization program in place. Generally fast service and back-up equipment availability. Compliance with Australian standards and Health and Safety Legislation. The forklift rental company has to dispose of…
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