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With just about any piece of equipment you can buy, after-sales services add so much more value to your purchase. They offer you additional support, training, services and parts when you need them, and ensure that you get the best possible use out of the equipment that you can. Forklifts, being highly specialised types of machinery, need to come with these additional levels of support. So when selecting a supplier for your needs, be sure…

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Frequently Asked Questions about Forklift Licences

Posted by admin on August 07, 2019
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Do my operators need a licence to drive a forklift? Your operators need to have the correct accreditation and skill to operate forklifts safely. Besides keeping your equipment and personnel protected, this will also ensure that you are compliant with the Department of Labour. What would happen if I don’t comply with legislation? Should an accident occur while an unlicenced operator is using a vehicle, you risk prosecution with the Department of Labour What type…

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Carrying heavy loads, lifting things to top shelves, and just doing basic work needs in a job place. Forklifts have become a big part in the industrial and commercial work areas. A forklift is a powerful machine and needs to be treated with respect. That’s why to be able to drive a forklift, you will need to go for training. A forklift operator has to be trained and certified to operate the powered industrial truck…

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Licence to Lift

Posted by admin on March 26, 2019
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If a warehouse or storage facility is central to the functions of your business, you probably already know the value of a forklift and related accessories for streamlining and accelerating your daily operations. What many business owners don’t know or fail to acknowledge, is that forklift operators need specific training and accreditation in accordance with the law.   What if I Don’t Follow Legislation? As an employer, you have certain responsibilities to your employees, just…

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How Forklifts Improve Labour Costs for Businesses

How Forklifts Improve Labour Costs for Businesses

Posted by admin on February 11, 2019
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Forklifts aren’t exactly new to the worlds of warehousing and heavy industry. They are used extensively, and have been for a long  time, to assist businesses with materials handling tasks that are either too dangerous, or too heavy to do by hand. But did you know that with the right forklift, attachments and accessories ¸you could actually be saving money on the costs of labour? Here’s how your business could be doing that right now….

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Improve Safety when Handling Materials

Improve Safety when Handling Materials

Posted by admin on February 11, 2019
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When working with specialised or heavy materials, as many warehousing and industrial processes do, there is always a bit of concern when it comes to safety. Mishandling, accidents and negligence are major contributors to workplace accidents; some being characterised by minor injuries or damages to equipment, while others are more severe, causing long-lasting or permanent injuries and in some cases, even death. For this reason it is up to business owners and floor managers to…

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  How should I know which forklift I need? You’re right in asking this question because having the right forklift for your application and work environment is essential for safety and smooth productivity. And, the line of Forklifts is extensive. If you don’t know which type of forklift you need, don’t stress about it too much. Every Forklift dealership has salespeople on hand who are qualified to do a construction or factory survey at your…

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The Importance Of Forklift Maintenance

Posted by admin on August 02, 2018
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Your forklift has a highly important role in keeping your business running effectively and on schedule. It is a valuable tool, but we do not need to tell you that, as that is exactly why you purchased your forklift. That is why you will need to do preventative maintenance for your equipment. It also requires that you notice the progression of the equipment’s health to ensure that if something is not right, that you minimize…

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  Forklift bale clamps make it manageable to lift vertical and horizontal materials with a diameter of 300 mm – 1900 mm with a forklift truck. The coated contact plates and the bale clamp grippers with their thin design avoid damage to the material during lifting and moving, transport and when setting down in its destination. The integrated rotator with direct worm gear drive secures a rotation range of 360°. Subsequently, the material is always…

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  There are many different types of forklift forks that are accessible in the forklift market. Different types of forks are mainly designed for different types of work. Getting an appropriate fork for your forklift would result in perfect performance, less material loss and improved efficiency of productivity. Read more below to know more about the different types of forks that is designed for different purposes and to make work that much easier. Forks often…

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  Below are a few easy tips to follow to ensure safe operation of forklifts in the workplace. Even though these tips are straightforward and quite basic but yet they are a good starting point to support workplace health and safety requirements. Operators Should Be Qualified In order for a forklift operator to handle a forklift, they should have their qualifications, and all training needed and have a valid license to operate the equipment. This…

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In just about every factory, warehouse, docks, and shipping operation, the weight of the supplied products and packages entering and leaving the work place is highly important information. Continuously weighing pallets, drums, and pallet tanks as they arrive and leave your business can control budget, increase billing accuracy, properly determine shipping costs, and identify theft or damage products. There is a variety of different types of scales that are used to weigh goods and packages…

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Awful visibility can be the cause to so many forklift injuries and ruin equipment, and this is not hard to see why. With majority of forklifts using racks that go upwards of many meters in height, it can be extremely difficult for forklift operators to have any direct view of how far away the lift forks is from the pallets. Operating a forklift that has poor visibility can cause the operator to lift the wrong…

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Important Factors to Consider for Forklift Customisation

Posted by admin on January 15, 2018
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    Although the mechanical basics of forklifts have not radically changed over the years, manufacturers now provide higher degrees of customisation. This serves as a response to customers looking to manage the labour costs, improve efficiency and simplify the job of the operator. The wide variety of attachments that are now available have enabled this change. However, as forklift attachments and advances continue to develop, manufacturers need to work more closely with the end…

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Forklift Accessories for Additional Safety

Posted by admin on January 15, 2018
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As it is with any heavy machinery, operating forklift trucks come with a few risks to personal safety, their own condition, as well as the goods that they are handling. Even when taking exceptional care, accidents can happen; and when they do, they could end up costing your business a fortune, or worse still may result in injury or death. Having said that, there must be a handful of solutions out there which are designed…

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Top 3 Benefits of Utilizing Different Forklift Accessories

Posted by admin on January 12, 2018
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People involved in the building supply business utilise forklifts with different forklift attachments on a regularly. These machines are described as extremely flexible and versatile, capable of performing a wide variety of tasks. Their versatility comes from the extensive range of different forklift attachments. There are various forklift attachments on the market, and every attachment is used for specific task. Operators can use different tools for their forklifts, from general purpose to unconventional and uncanny…

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Order Picking in Material Handling

Posted by admin on January 12, 2018
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What is order picking? Order picking is the process of pulling items from inventory to fill a customer order. It is seen as the most labour intensive activity within a warehouse. It consists in taking and collecting articles in a specified quantity before shipment to satisfy customers’ orders. It is a basic warehousing process and has an important influence on supply chain’s productivity. This makes order picking one of the most controlled logistic processes. Order…

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Forklifts – Benefits Of One Sided (Un)Loading

Posted by admin on September 08, 2017
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One-sided (un)loading is mainly used on counterbalanced lift trucks. These double cylinder telescopic forks are ideal for one-sided loading and unloading of trucks, trains etc. and can perform under demanding circumstances.  The forklift travels a considerably shorter distance, which results in faster operations and is also safer as the forklift remains in plain view of any person in the vicinity. This application not only saves time it also reduces fuel usage because less distance is travelled. Another…

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What to Look for in a Machine Spare Parts Provider

Posted by admin on September 06, 2017
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Wearable parts that make up part of your production or materials handling machinery will take damage from wear and tear as production marches on, which can lead them to fail unexpectedly, essentially causing a delay in production and unscheduled downtime. For most companies, this is a factor that can make or break their operations, which makes sourcing a supplier of readily available spare parts a priority for managers and owners who make use of this…

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Are Picking Errors Costing You Money?

Posted by admin on September 06, 2017
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Picking errors create unnecessary cost: lost or returned goods, stock differences, credit notes, phone calls, emails back and forth. Watch our video and see how a RAVAS scale on your order pick trucks signals picking errors and enables you to correct these errors immediately, at the pick location, with the least possible cost. Realize immediate cost savings! PICK BY WEIGHT: HOW DOES IT WORK? The weighing scale integrated in your order pick trucks continuously measures…

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