There are some very important things you should consider before choosing a forklift for your business, to make sure you get one that can handle your requirements without spending too much.
This article will explain the major choices you have to make and guide you through the questions you should ask before you start buying. Click to find out more about forklifts before you buy them.
Here are some vital questions you should answer before you start shopping:
- How heavy and what size are your typical loads?
It’s important to consider all loads which will need to be transported. Although generally, you don’t want to purchase a forklift with more capacity than you need as higher capacity equals a higher purchase price, you need to allow for a lift capacity that will safely carry all loads on your site.
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- How high do you need to lift the load?
Also to be considered is how high loads need to be lifted as forklift capacity reduces the higher we lift. Will the width of your loads require a special type of machine or attachment to be used? The load capacity will also affect the type and fuel type of forklift needed.
- Will you be using it indoors, outdoors, or both?
The surface areas of your worksite will determine what types of forklift and configuration you need. Forklifts that are used outdoors will need tyres with some sort of tread pattern to ensure they maintain grip in wet weather. Forklifts that are mostly used inside are commonly fitted with non-marking type tyres as the standard tyres leave black marks and rubber on the surface.
So, these are some of the important things that you need to keep in mind before buying or renting a forklift for your business.