FORKLIFT FINDER SERVICES – Providing forklifts for challenging environments.

Each operating environment is different. A busy outdoor construction site is a very different proposition from a cold storage warehouse and a recycling plant from a bakery. Yet each need safe reliable lifting equipment .

What are your unique conditions?

Rough Terrain

Negotiating rough terrain is an obvious factor when operating forklifts outside. Harsh outdoor conditions may present issues such as climbing slopes, tyre slippage, getting stuck in mud pits and being unable to climb obstacles.

We recommend a forklift model equipped with four-wheel drive, rough terrain tyres, higher engine power, and a higher clearance chassis. Our rough terrain customers often work solar farms, building sites, broadacre farming, orchards, and mining and carry irregular and oversized cargo.

Our big brown country offers many challenges such as dirt, rain, icy roads, extreme summer heat, gravel, and sandy surfaces. 

As well as negotiating difficult terrain, simply transporting the forklift to the site where it will be used can also be difficult. Accessibility is an important consideration when transporting forklifts for outdoor use. Often our freight suppliers, cannot go off the road to get as close as possible to the site or don’t want to risk getting stuck on the job site.

We recommend a forklift capable of between 15% and 30% gradeability to enable the delivery of the equipment as close as possible to the desired location.

Explosion-proof forklifts

In chemical processing, pharmaceutical production, paint and coating manufacturing, the petrochemical sector and even food and beverage manufacturing, the potential hazards involved in materials handling can be serious. The primary challenge is the risk of ignition due to the presence of flammable gases, vapours and dust. We would recommend flame and explosion-proof high lift straddle trucks, reach stackers, pallet trucks, platform trucks, sit-down, standup and walk-behind counterbalance trucks and tow tractors.

Hygiene

Materials handling in food manufacturing settings involves meeting hygiene standards and the capacity to operate in cold storage facilities. The ability for washing, drainage and the capacity for air drying is important. Considering the perishable nature of the food involved, cold storage is a crucial element of food and beverage manufacturing environments, and forklifts need to withstand temperatures as low as -30°C.

Cold temperatures like this also have implications for battery-operated forklifts, especially during charging. We would recommend a forklift be driven out of the freezer, where the battery can be charged safely.

FORKLIFT FINDER SERVICES are all about sourcing you the best and most reliable forklift for your handling tasks, saving labour and increasing your work efficiency.

For help with your materials handling needs, contact Peter de Ryk at 0414746181 | See more at www.forkliftfinder.com.au | 22 Terrence Road, BRENDALE QLD 4500 | e : peter@forkliftfinder.com.au