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How to Choose the Right Forklift Company to Buy From

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Forklifts can enhance safety, expand capabilities and increase productivity for your business. Acquiring them for your company is a no-brainer, but you need to make sure to purchase or hire them from a reputable dealer. The best forklift companies will offer high quality service and flexible terms, plus a range of additional extras. There are a few ways to identify a reputable forklift dealer. In this article, we list some of the most common. Reviews Check the reviews of the dealer before you commit to a purchase. The company should have a large amount of positive reviews and an overall positive…

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What Determines the Cost of a Forklift?

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Forklifts can be a great investment for your business if you find the right trucks at the right price. The cost of a forklift can vary considerably depending on its features, age and condition, but there are options if the truck you’re after is a little outside your budget. For example, you might wish to get a used forklift or hire a forklift for a shorter period of time. There are many options to consider when investing in a forklift, but we’re here to make your choice a little bit easier. In this article, we’ll explain what factors determine the cost…

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Most Common Forklift Attachments

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One of the best things about forklifts is that they’re versatile. They can be used for almost any application — just add the required attachment. There’s various attachments to choose from, each with their own benefits. In this article, we’ll explain the five most common types of forklift attachments and their advantages. Sideshifter Sideshifters are one of the most common forklift attachments and are regularly used in multiple industries, including agriculture, construction and paper handling. They enable the forks to move side to side so that the operators can make small adjustments in racking without having to manoeuvre the entire truck….

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What Are The Different Forklift Power Types?

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There are three forklift power types: electric, petrol and diesel. Which one you should use will depend on the application, run-time requirements, number of shifts and environment of your company. Understanding the differences between the different power types, as well as their advantages and disadvantages, will help you to determine which one to use in a particular situation. In this article, you’ll discover the pros and cons of each forklift power type. Electric forklifts Electric forklifts are quick and easy to manoeuvre and are typically used indoors.  Advantages: Environmentally friendly — electric forklifts don’t emit any greenhouse gases Quieter than LP…

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Can Forklifts be Used to Tow?

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Forklifts are not designed to tow, and it is not recommended that you attempt to do so.  If you desperately need to tow with your forklift, there are attachments that support forklift towing, though these should only be used for towing vehicles of a specific type, size and weight as outlined with each attachment. For continuous towing, we recommend finding more suitable towing equipment.  This article will explain why towing is not recommended on a standalone forklift, and the accessories you can use to make towing safer. Why can’t you tow with a forklift? Forklifts were designed to lift heavy materials…

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Keeping the East Midlands moving: our response to Covid-19

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Our top priority is the safety of our employees and clients, so we want to keep everyone informed of the steps we are taking to help stop the spread of the virus and follow government guidelines, whilst making sure that our services are still accessible to those that need them. East Midlands Forklifts are still open for business whilst we support new and existing customers in key industries such as construction, warehousing and distribution, during what is inevitably going to be a particularly busy period. Forklifts are crucial for many of the companies we are relying on right now, so we…

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How Is It Possible for a Forklift Not to Tip Over?

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Forklifts are relatively compact vehicles and yet are capable of carrying extremely heavy loads. At first glance, you may wonder how the forklift achieves this without toppling forward. The answer is actually quite simple, and it all comes down to one thing: physics. In this article, we’re going to explain how forklift stability works and how to stay safe when lifting heavy loads. Counterweight Physics teaches us that stability occurs when a force is balanced with an equal, opposite force. Forklifts attest to this theory by countering the heavy weight at the front with an equal or greater weight at the…

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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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New location for Safety Conference

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The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) are renowned for their annual Safety Conference, taking place during summer each year. The venue plays an important role in the success of the conference each year it is held, and this year will be no exception with a fantastic new venue recently announced. The 2016 conference will be held at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, near Coventry, and will be sponsored by Jungheinrich UK. What happens at the conference? The conference addresses key issues in the forklift industry, focusing on those which directly impact upon those workers operating the trucks. Events…

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International Forklift Truck of the Year Nominees, 2015

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Back in January, we previewed the upcoming Fork Lift Truck Association Awards for Excellence, the UK’s premier awards event for the materials handling sector. This time around, we set our sights overseas towards the International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) competition, 2015, to be held in Germany in the not-too-distant future. IFOY Setup in order to highlight and celebrate outstanding developments in the world of forklifts and materials handling, the IFOY award helps to drive healthy competition between those companies operating in the manufacturing of equipment in this industry. Now entering its third year, the award is the brainchild of…

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