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09 Oct

There is a big difference between rough terrain forklifts and conventional forklifts. Rough terrain forklifts are built to undertake hard terrains and bear difficult conditions. They often look like a crossover between a tractor and a forklift, which is quite fitting because they perform an identical task to both kinds of vehicles and in a similar location.

Rough terrain forklifts come in 2WD and 4WD variants; however, 4WD variant is the all-rounder that can accomplish all kinds of difficult tasks on rough terrain. In this segment, the 4WD forklifts are the heavy lifters having big wheels with a driver’s mount and a fork.

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15 Sep

A walkie stacker is also known as a pedestrian walk-behind stacker. It is a walk behind pallet truck with an attached mast for lifting pallets to heights. Walkie stackers come in diverse types for varied applications. So, let’s understand the different types of walkie stackers and their applications.

Walkie stackers are available in two main versions and they are manual and electric-powered. Where forklifts are not required, walkie stackers can be used for transporting and lifting pallets – for instance, in small warehouses, storerooms and in specialised warehousing sections. Walkie stackers are ideal for small capacity items that are transported around a warehouse for less than five hours each day.

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10 Aug
LPG Forklift

Forklifts are essentially used to budge material in the service and manufacturing industries. Presently the technology of forklift has evolved to offer customers a significant choice with LPG variant. Industries are now into majorly adapting the use of LPG forklifts as they are cost effective and takes minimal time to refuel.

Working with LPG forklift most of the time is trouble-free and riskless. But in spite of several significant designs, the stated safety cannot be taken for granted. Nor should it be forgotten that it can take the small errors to cause huge difficulties in future.

Forklift LPG Cylinder Installation Process

Start installing forklift LPG cylinder wearing the safety gears which are mandatory.

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17 Jul
Shielding Forklift from Tilting or Tipping

Forklifts are heavy duty vehicles that work incessantly. And due to this, they have some important safety considerations that should be kept in mind at all times. One of the most grievous and hazardous safety problems is tilting or tipping.

Forklift Safety Requisites

The major forklift safety requisites are:

Load management

It can be very risky to give into the temptation of loading extra load to a forklift. Many people don’t understand that “even adding a small weight will add to the whole load”, which is the surer way of causing a forklift to tilt or tip. Refrain from adding anything to the load even if there’s a little doubt or the load is near to its utmost capacity.

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23 May
Pantograph Reach Trucks And Moving Mast Reach Trucks

Before you hire or buy a reach truck, you should know the purpose of this equipment and how can they assist you in accomplishing your job. Reach trucks are primarily designed for warehouses having narrow passageways. When operating the machine, the driver sits sideways. Beneath the operator’s seating position, the drive wheel is positioned. Reach trucks have two outer legs that dispense the weight load with a wheel configuration of one or two wheels per leg. Though the reach truck’s wheelbase is of the same length as a standard counter-balance forklift; however, the body is more compact. A reach truck moves the load back within the wheelbase when lifting a load.

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01 May
10 Tips for Buying Machinery Online
10 Tips for Buying Machinery Online The Machinery Brand

There are countless machines brands on the market now, all machinery especially forklifts are not made equal.

Do some research on the brand you are wanting to buy at Auction.  Find out where it is made, is it a common brand to find in the Australian market.  Is there spare parts and service readily available for the machine.

There are lots of small business importing unknown brands and pushing them through the Auctions to realise a quick financial gain.  Unfortunately, there is little support in place for this type of machinery purchased via online auction.

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24 Apr
Manual Pallet Truck - OR - Electric Pallet Truck

When it comes to choosing pallet trucks, material handling warehouse managers have varied requirements. Based on their specific requirements, they have to decide between a manual and an electric pallet truck. So your decision should be based on the following considerations -

I. Size of Your Facility

As a thumb’s rule, bigger facilities will need using electric pallet trucks. While smaller facilities having narrower spaces to move around will benefit from manual pallet trucks. For instance:

An electric pallet truck would not be the right choice, especially for restricted spaces. This is because steering, stopping and starting frequently can be quite intricate compared to manual pallet truck.

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16 Mar
Transport Equipment Used in Warehouse for Material Handling

In any business that requires bulk amount of manufacturing, distribution and storage of industry material, warehouse operations strike as an overwhelming challenge. All the processes, workflow and approaches followed inside the warehouse greatly impact your business outcome and its efficiency. Many businesses are not cognizant of the fact that the methods and equipment they implement to increase the speed, efficiency and productivity of material management decide a bigger part of how they are going to perform in the competitive market.

This is where material handling equipment comes to aid better. We have summed up different types of common material handling equipment used in conventional practices.

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19 Feb

Merlo has developed one of the most technologically advanced telehandlers on the market. Merlo’s unique patented computerised M CDC has changed the telescopic machine game. The M CDC is just one of the revolutionary features where Merlo has added value to the market.

The M CDC is Merlo’s Dynamic Load Control System. Merlo presents their patented rated capacity limiter. It’s an integrated computer safety system that manages the load chart according to the attachment in use. The parameters that it monitors include carried load, the boom angle, extension and speed. The computer can only sense Merlo manufactured attachments and it’s the quality the market has been demanding.

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27 Jan
Forklift Types

To lift and move materials for small distances, a forklift is used, which is a powered industrial truck. A forklift is also known as a lift truck, a forklift truck

or a fork truck. Let’s understand about the different types of forklifts and their common use.

Types of Forklift

The major forklift trucks are diesel powered forklift, LPG/petrol powered forklift and electric powered forklift. Let’s take a look at all types of forklifts and

their use in brief.

Use of Diesel Powered Forklift Diesel forklift trucks are one of the strongest workhorses in the material handling world. It perfectly fits a huge range of unit loads and made to endure the severities of outdoor work.

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