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How High Can a Forklift Lift?

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1906 saw the creation of the very first forklift, a contraption not too dissimilar to the forklifts of today. A little over a century later, forklifts are ubiquitous, helping businesses throughout the manufacturing industry lift and transport heavy goods with minimal effort. Unlike the solitary forklift variety back in 1906, forklifts today have branched into a number of different subsets, each engineered to cater to specific tasks and environments. Here at East Midlands Forklifts, we sell many types of forklifts, including reach, counterbalance, warehouse, pedestrian stacker, multi-directional, telescopic and side loader. The various forklifts are tailored for performing particular jobs, and,…

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Can You Hire A Forklift?

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For many industries, forklifts are ubiquitous; their presence is vital to ensure day-to-day business operations are successful. Forklifts are, therefore, sometimes purchased up front and owned by the business. However, at East Midlands Forklifts, we also provide forklifts for hire. What types of forklift hire are available? There are two types of forklift hire: fast, short-term hire and long-term leasing contracts. Short-term hire entails hiring a forklift for a short, unspecified amount of time, whereas long-term leasing will be for a much longer and explicit duration. Why would you need to hire a forklift short term? Short term hire of a…

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Free Renewal Thorough Examination With Every Used Forklift Sale

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Here at East Midlands Forklifts, we’re offering a free renewal thorough examination with every used forklift sold. For more information on this offer, contact one of the team today on 0800 998 1218. Alternatively, you can browse through our wide range of available used forklifts here – https://www.eastmidlandsforklifts.co.uk/product-categories/used-forklift-truck-sales/

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Forklifts On Public Roads: What Are the Laws?

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Taking your forklift onto public roads must be done in accordance with the current legislation. Perhaps you think that offloading something at the side of the road or nipping across the street does not require your forklift have the appropriate registration, tax or insurance – this is not true, and you could be committing an offence without realising it. Here at East Midlands Forklifts, we’ve put together this short guide to the laws concerning forklifts on public roads and how you can adhere to them – helping you avoid any issues or fines in the future. Can forklifts go on public…

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Why Won’t My Forklift Start?

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If your forklift fails on you, it can mean disaster for your business, grinding operations to a halt – and costing you both time and money. When your forklift won’t start, being able to assess where the trouble may lie can save you calling out a specialist, only for the problem to be an easy-fix. In this guide, we’ll be going through the possible reasons for a non-responsive forklift and what you can do to correct them. Is your battery plugged in? This is easy to miss – but definitely something you will need to check before calling out an engineer….

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8 Ideas For More Efficient Warehouse Practices

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If you’re wondering how to improve warehouse efficiency and want to discover the best ways to boost your warehouse productivity, read on for these essential tips to apply to any warehouse. Evaluate Your Current Space Assess whether your current storage, process and layout solutions are working for your warehouse, or if it requires updating in line with changes in the business’s scale or specialisms. Think: is your warehouse layout affecting travel time between stations? Reducing unnecessary travel around the warehouse will save time and improve efficiency. Ask your employees for suggestions and ideas – they’re the team on the ground who…

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5 Ways To Prevent Forklift Accidents

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Workplace accidents can result in pain and loss of livelihood for an employee, and legal problems for an employer. Forklift accidents are no exception, and therefore prevention is paramount to meet your duty of care.   Vehicles and machinery handling will always have an element of danger. By becoming aware of the possible pitfalls and endeavouring to stop accidents in their tracks, you will ensure a safer, happier working environment for all.   How to prevent forklift accidents Forklift accidents can be prevented by training staff correctly, investing in safety products, enforcing good workplace practices, and regularly servicing the right equipment…

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Finding The Best Forklift for Your Needs

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Pulling off an expert job that achieves the result you’re looking for means that selecting the best equipment for your needs is a vital step. Finding the best forklift for your needs requires you to take into account several key elements such as cost, functionality, productivity, and safety. In this guide, we’ll be outlining a few tips and resources that are invaluable when choosing a forklift that’s right for you.   Why Is It Important to Choose the Right Forklift? A few factors to consider before making you choice: Environment: Where your site is located will affect the type of terrain…

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Forklift Truck Buying Guide

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The humble forklift truck offers a vast helping hand to businesses across the world. If your business is expanding and you have never bought or rented a forklift before, this guide could save you from being caught out with the wrong truck. If you are a veteran forklift owner with an out-of-date fleet, it should offer a good checklist to ensure your new investment is the best it can be. New trucks With a new truck, you are spared the challenge of sourcing a well-maintained second-life machine. It comes with a guarantee, a service package and a certified dealer who can…

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