27th Oct, 2020
How one simple step can avoid tragedy in your firm
Recent studies by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA) make grim reading for forklift operators. Tipping accidents are confirmed as one of the biggest causes of fatal accidents in the workplace. In almost all of these cases, the driver was ‘mousetrapped’ between the truck and the ground, causing massive trauma to the head or upper body.
But it need not be like this. ...
26th Oct, 2020
Forklifts, like most things, can decline over time with regular use. This aging and deterioration effects more than safety on site. It can also lead to unplanned breakdowns and disruptions which reduce your ability to work efficiently and productively. Sure, good warranties and adhering to the recommended service intervals will keep forklifts longer in good shape, but you want them like that also when they’re older.
The cost of overlooking maintenan...
23rd Oct, 2020
When the time comes for companies to replace their aging forklifts, they often look for a second-hand truck in good condition. While there’s every chance that the used truck may be perfectly fine, is it always the best choice for your application?
It’s often the case that the company hasn’t really thought about how the machine is actually being used day-to-day. Ideally, they’d look at how often it’s being used and in what sit...
21st Oct, 2020
It is easy to get confused about the difference between a turbocharger and a supercharger. Basically, they do the same thing. They both feed compressed air to the combustion engine so that the engine becomes more powerful, so-called Forced induction.
But the source of the power is what makes a supercharger and a turbocharger completely different from each other.
A supercharger is directly connected to the engine crank shaft by a belt and pulls its ene...
14th Oct, 2020
We live in turbulent times: trade wars between major world powers, the rise of populism, and more local issues such as Brexit in the UK create an uncertain landscape for many manufacturers.
While these challenges have a very real impact on business, often disrupting long-established operations and integrated supply chains, tomorrow’s manufacturing will be shaped by companies that take a long-term view.
This need for perspective was discussed among ...
13th Oct, 2020
Whether you're looking for your first forklift truck or looking to replace an existing truck, choosing the right type can be daunting. And the fact that - as in all industries - the technological, legislative and environmental issues can change doesn't make your decision any easier. What will help, though, is our easy-to-follow guide on whether an electric or an IC truck best serves your purpose.
When deciding between an electric and an IC truck, the key ...
9th Oct, 2020
When in the market for a forklift, how much do you consider beyond the truck itself?
Purchasing or renting a lift truck is quite an investment, so protecting that investment should be high on your list of priorities. Because it’s not just about acquiring a vehicle and that being the end of it, it’s about the support and service during the machine’s lifecycle… and it’s certainly about the parts used.
Efficient parts supply i...