Imagine how short warehouses would be without forklifts Think how tall warehouses are as a direct result of them. More to the point, think how tall racking systems have become with forklifts now able to stack heavy pallets 18 metres off the ground. That’s over four storeys!
Forklifts have completely transformed warehousing, massively reducing the space required to store large quantities of products and facilitating the easy movement of bulk goods from truck to rack. However, it’s not just warehouses and factories benefiting from forklifts; ports, construction sites, recycling operations and farms use them extensively. Forklifts can even be used as snow ploughs with the right attachments.
Forklifts are as diverse as the roles they fill. At the power-packed, heavy duty end of the scale are large petrol, diesel forklifts and LPG forklifts. Electric forklifts offer power without the pollution. While reach trucks offer reach and agility in small spaces. LPG forklifts are affordable, powerful and suitable for indoor and outdoor use. LPG is convenient and quick to replace when refuelling stations for diesel and petrol aren’t easily accessible.
A basic LPG forklift costs around $9,000, but more reliable models with greater lifting and load capacities are about $19,000. An exceptional LPG forklift with every feature known to man costs about $50,000.
Here are some common forklift issues and what normally causes them.
Forklifts are vehicles that can lift heavy loads. Maintaining them is therefore mainly the domain of trained forklift mechanics.
However, there are a few things operators can do to keep an LPG forklift in peak condition and help keep mechanic costs down.
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