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5 Reasons to Invest in an Electric Forklift

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Forklift technology has come a long way in the past few decades, and there’s now more choice than ever. Businesses have the option to acquire gas forklifts, diesel forklifts or electric forklifts. While there are pros and cons to each of these forklift options, electric forklifts are often seen as the greatest investment of the three. Not only an investment in money, but also in a safe and satisfied workforce. In this article, we are going to explore the top 5 benefits of electric forklifts.  Easier and safer to drive Electric forklifts are easier to manoeuvre due to their compact design….

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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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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying A Forklift

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Buying a forklift can be a big decision. Before you go ahead and make a purchase, you should first ask yourself some questions to determine which forklift is right for you. In this article, we’ll explain which questions you should be asking to ensure you get the most out of your purchase. What is my budget? Forklifts are no flippant purchase; they’re hefty pieces of machinery that can sometimes come with an equally hefty price tag. Before you commit to your purchase, you should make sure that the forklift, and the maintenance required for it, fit within your budget.  If you’re…

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Things to Consider When Buying a Forklift

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Acquiring a forklift for your business might be the best decision you ever make. Built to carry heavy loads across large warehouses, forklifts can drastically improve efficiency and productivity in your workplace.  But with so many forklifts on the market, it’s important to consider which make and model would be best for you. If you’re considering acquiring a forklift for your business, take a look at all the things you should take into account before making your decision. The space in your workplace Before ordering a load of forklifts, ask yourself whether you have the space to keep them. While indoor…

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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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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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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…

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Electric, Diesel Or LPG/Gas? What Power Should I Use For My Forklift?

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There are a number of different ways in which you can power your forklifts. Here, we run through the three main sources of power for forklifts, listing their relative benefits and disadvantages to help you decide which is best for your forklift and your requirements. Electric Pros This type of power is the most environmentally friendly, producing no fumes during operation Easier to drive than engine-powered machines, in general, as no clutch or inching pedal Lower maintenance and servicing costs than other types of power Clean and quiet to operate Cons Higher initial cost due to the requirement for a battery and…

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