It’s important that you select the right forklift for the jobs
at hand. We will help you every step of the way … and
together we’ll determine the appropriate forklift for your rental
needs. Getting clear on which forklift is best for you in the
early stages saves time and money further down the track.
Here are some things to think about …
Forklifts are a safe and ideal way to lift products.
You’ll need to know how high the forklift will need to lift.
It’s a good idea to check door widths and heights too … some
forklifts do not fit through standard doorways. Also check
aisle widths and any overhead obstructions. Try and foresee
any other challenges, for example, has the forklift got enough room
to turn around?
Capacity / Forklift Size
In order to get the correct forklift you will need to know the
maximum weight that you intend to pick up. This is vital to
achieve the lift you want and to stay safe. Think about all
the dimensions of what you are lifting so as to determine the
correct fork width and length.
Cushion Tyre Vs Pneumatic Tyre
Think about the terrain that the forklift will travel on …
concrete, tarmac, gravel, grass, dirt, mud (building sites)
etc. Cushion tyres are smaller and made of a hard rubber
compound and are best used for hard surfaces, mostly indoor – these
units are usually more compact and manoeuvrable. Pneumatic tyres
are bigger and have deeper tread and better grip. They are
ideal for rough surfaces and are generally used for outdoor – even