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Short-shuttle forklift work: Five ways to save time and money

1st Jun, 2018
Intensive, short-shuttle forklift tasks offer a great opportunity to improve productivity and cut costs – because a few pennies or seconds saved on each run soon mount up. Here are five quick tips to boost your efficiency…   1. Confidence boosts productivity In over 20 years of field research, the most important factor in forklift productivity has always been the operators' confidence that the truck will behave as they expect. That abi...
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Protect your fleet... and your pocket

1st Mar, 2018
Follow our simple ways to stay on top of truck maintenance... You'll reduce the impact breakdowns have on productivity and keep long-term costs down. Machinery has a habit of breaking down at the least convenient moment. Nothing goes on for ever - so how can you minimize the inconvenience caused when your forklift truck decides to take an unscheduled break? To make matters worse, it's almost certain to break down when you're right in the middle of a rush...
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Slimming down

1st Dec, 2017
With expenses on the rise and income on the downturn, it makes good business sense to keep your eye on the bottom line. But, as companies of all shapes and sizes strive for maximum impact with minimum outlay, experts are concerned that the current focus on saving money could lead some managers to cut corners when it comes to safety: putting lives at risk. Handle with care So, when the time comes to slash spending in the three key areas of your materials ...
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How to stop dust killing your forklift

5th Sep, 2017
  Forklift truck engines naturally pick up dust and dirt from the surroundings and floor – causing poor fuel economy, reduced reliability and high engine wear. What can be done? You wouldn’t think something as tiny as dust could stop a forklift in its tracks, but it does. Dirty engines get choked up, causing serious issues like: Engine wear A clogged engine wears out faster, as millions of tiny particles grind away at the bearings, pis...
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Cheap tyres, are they worth the risk?

4th May, 2017
Good quality tyres moved 14% more pallets in a single shift.  We all like a bargain... especially in tough times. The trouble is that paying less can actually cost more in the long run... Take tyres. They are all much the same, right? WRONG! In a recent, wide-ranging and rigorous study we discovered that cheap tyres affect stability and dramatically reduce productivity, making them a very poor investment. During forklift tests, our independent resea...
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Economical yet powerful Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks introduces new range of lean, green 4.0 – 5.0 tonne electric counterbalance trucks

26th Oct, 2016
Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has introduced a new range of electric counterbalance trucks, the FB40-50(C)2 series, which have been developed to deliver high power performance efficiently. The new 4.0 to 5.0 tonne range, which replaces the previous three-model series, comprises seven models – including compact and extended load centre models.
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The Benefits of Site Surveys

1st Sep, 2016
A site better.. Regular site surveys can help prevent accidents, improve productivity and save money. In such uncertain times, optimising resources is essential - whatever your industry. With storage, handling and distribution accounting for as much as 90% of a total production cycle, streamlining operations offers opportunities for the greatest dividends. By pinpointing everything from damaged equipment to inefficiency, regular site inspections allow y...
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Are mobiles phones putting your business at risk?

3rd Jun, 2016
If driving a car while using a mobile phone is considered so risky it's been made illegal in many countries, then how much more dangerous is it to drive a forklift truck while being distracted? Are mobile phones putting your business at risk? Because it isn't against the law - in many countries - to drive a forklift truck while holding a mobile, the onus is on management to take a stance. The first thing to do is carry out a Risk Assessment to evaluate w...
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Racking Up the Profits

1st Mar, 2016
Think outside of the box...Double-deep stacking could increase, under certain conditions, storage density by as much as 25%.Mounting pressure from senior management towards ‘lean’ production has left many responsible for materials handling feeling themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. With fewer resources and higher demands than ever before, streamlining production is daunting (to say the least). Although no two warehouses are the ...
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FB35-45CZ

7th Dec, 2015
FB35-45CZ, the eco-friendly electric forklift that's quiet, comfortable and clean. Key features: IPX3 Rating Waterproof Design- It is impervious even to wind-driven rain falling at 60° angle Small Turning Radius- With this compact design, we reduced the front overhand and archived smallest turning radius, enhanced efficiency and ease of operation. Clear Display- Show vehicle speed and battery capacity. For further queries, please contact ...
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Fast Charge Technology For Electric Lift Trucks

2nd Dec, 2015
If your application requires electric forklifts running on more than one shift, you may be able to greatly reduce your lift truck fleet operating costs with the fast battery charge option. A popular alternative to conventional charging, fast charge technology applies high power, specialized chargers to restore electric lift truck battery charge levels while eliminating the need for battery changes throughout the day. What Is Fast Charge Technology? Fast c...
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Create your own inspection checklist

1st Sep, 2015
The daily pre-start or pre-shift inspection is a great habit to develop. It lets operators know that forklifts are ready to go to work, and it helps you identify problems -- before they turn into expensive repairs. Your operation and maintenance manual recommends exactly what operators should check each day. In general, they should look for: Damage or faulty operation Fuel and coolant leaks Fully functional operating lights Most customers have crea...
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Drive Up Your Productivity – Not Your Costs

4th Jun, 2015
Watch your weight. If the total weight of the truck, including load, exceeds 10% on the rear axle, your operators can work with more confidence. Interested in boosting productivity without having to invest in the most powerful and expensive equipment? Expert researchers explain the crucial factors to look out for. Surely good acceleration and high top speeds are the deciding factors when it comes to high productivity in forklifts? Surprisingly, the answ...
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Make Your Tyres Go The Extra Mile

4th Mar, 2015
It's obvious when you think about it. Tyres are what connect your truck to the ground, so anything that adversely affects their grip will also increase the risk of an accident- which is why it pays to keep a close eye on them.There are several kinds of tyre checks you can implement: First, is the daily check by the driver. Quick and easy, this involves examining the tyres and the tread for anything unusual; checking that the rims are damage- free and ther...
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Maximise Your Forklift's Battery Life

1st Dec, 2014
7 ways to get the most from this vital component Rising fuel prices and environmental concerns have encouraged many forklift owners to make the switch to electric trucks. While battery power delivers substantial savings - especially in the current financial climate - these can quickly be lost by poor battery care.A typical forklift battery is worth up to 30% of a new truck's value and offers you approximately 6,000 working hours. It is your fuel for the n...
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