3rd Dec, 2018
Have you ever noticed how quickly dust starts to build up in your warehouse? Well, beware: that fine layer of dirt is a warning about a much bigger problem – and it’s one your forklift truck is causing.
Dust is unpleasant to work with, and it damages stock – especially in industries where hygiene is important, like food. In others, like paper, dust is made during the process.
But the dust that settles on racking, stock and clothes... READ MORE
3rd Sep, 2018
In any forklift truck, the part that has the biggest impact on safety, performance and running costs, is also the most expensive. It's the operator.
Over the life of your forklift truck, you'll spend more on operators' wages than anything else – and with good reason. If your operation is going to be safe, efficient and productive, the driver is your most important investment.
The first thing any forklift truck should be is a good place to work &nd... READ MORE
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... READ MORE
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... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE
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:
A clogged engine wears out faster, as millions of tiny particles grind away at the bearings, pis... READ MORE
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... READ MORE
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. READ MORE
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... READ MORE
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... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE
7th Dec, 2015
FB35-45CZ, the eco-friendly electric forklift that's quiet, comfortable and clean.
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 ... READ MORE
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... READ MORE
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... READ MORE
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... READ MORE