Moving materials and items around a business, warehouse, or job sites are necessary for work to be done correctly and efficiently. This means that companies rely on forklifts and certified forklift operators in order to safely move materials while minimizing risks for everyone else. Over time, forklifts have become progressively more advanced and safe for operators, making it even easier for materials to be moved without issue. So, how can forklifts be used to accomplish your company’s goals?
Always follow the specified load weight limits for the forklift you are using. Explore your options for models that have different limits for maneuverability and operating space. New forklift designs simplify the process for operators and deliver greater benefits for companies. For growing businesses, attractive lease options lower the cost of using a forklift while their benefits help save you time and money. Learn more about the value forklifts provide by reading the accompanying infographic.
When you are in need of machinery to move products and other materials around your business or job site, using a forklift is one of the easiest and most efficient options. However, with the variety of forklifts available for the job, it can be difficult to decide which will be best for your situation. In order to solve this problem, it is important to consider a few factors.
Start by assessing the purpose of the forklift. Do you need it to pull pallets from a shelf or move large pallets around a construction site? What load capacity is needed to get the job done correctly and safely? Don’t forget to note the size of the space in which the forklift will operate. Choosing one too large will negate any benefits you hope to receive.
You also want to ensure that you have certified forklift operators who can easily operate the lift to help you cut down on time and expenses along the way. Research the type of forklifts available and assess your individual needs before buying or leasing for your company.
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GCL rolls are less heavy than traditional clay liners but are still very heavy. Safely handling these rolls poses a challenge for contractors working in the rough terrain typically associated with landfills. Lift Truck Capacity Calculatorâ€™s new fork mounted ram roll is specially designed to handle GCLs. The new product can safely lift GCLs up to 3,200 lbs., 16 feet wide, and three feet in diameter. Careful consideration must be exercised in designing an attachment for this application and Pro Forklift Eng Svcs has a certifiable solution available. To learn more about
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Stability when driving a forklift is essential so that your operators do not tip when moving a load from one place to another. There are certain design stability requirements set by the industry and manufacturers that are in place for each specific type of powered industrial truck. The term â€œdesign stabilityâ€ refers to the measurement of a truckâ€™s resistance to overturning under controlled circumstances. Here are a few factors that can influence stability:
- Weight Distribution
- Truck Speed
- Suspension Method
- Wheel Tread
Taking these factors and more into account, forklifts and other industrial trucks are tested and inspected to determine stability. A tilting platform test verifies stability and can also be used to enhance forklift design to better meet the needs of operators and warehouses. Various test values are also calculated to forecast prevision and stability, followed by tests to confirm that weight distribution and other factors are adequately maintained.