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Liugong – Chinese Forklift Manufacturer

Facts about Chinese forklifts:
– Chinese forklifts are coming of age.
– It is a well-known fact that many other big name brands from the USA, Europe & Japan produce their forklifts out of China. Brands such as Toyota, Yale, Hyster, Crown, Nichiyu, Caterpillar, Jungheinrich, plus many more.
– The days of Chinese forklifts being considered inferior are slowing fading, with many Chinese manufacturers abiding by international standards for forklift production.

Here at All Lift Hire (Forklifts Melbourne), we have realised that customers are looking for backup service and spare parts support for the forklift they purchase. With the Liugong forklift range, this can certainly be achieved, with Liugong giving full factory backed support.

Liugong have a total of 20 manufacturing facilities worldwide, employing around 8000 people, including approximately 1000 engineers working in four world-class research and development facilities. Investing more than $40.8 million into R&D.

LiugongLiugong was founded in 1958, nearly 60 years in operation and is a leading Chinese construction equipment manufacturer. Liugong headquarters is located in Liuzhou, China, with one of the largest dealer networks of any Chinese exporter. It has more than 300 dealers in over 130 countries, all fully supported by regional offices all over the world.

All Lift Hire (Forklifts Melbourne), are sole dealers for Victoria (Melbourne) Australia. After much research and a visit by the Managing Director and Sales Manager to the Liugong headquarters in Liuzhou, it was shown to them that this company was truly world class. The Liugong forklift brand has used proven technology and thrive in the rigorous setting – they are highly efficient, durable, simple to run, easy to service & offer affordable value.

We, at All Lift Hire (Forklifts Melbourne), offer the Liugong forklift range, with full support and service & parts back up. The range covers 1.5t – 16t units in Electric, Diesel and LPG.
There is a selection of the basic, affordable range of forklift to the advanced, superior range, which is comparative to the Toyota brand of forklift.

See our range at forklift sales melbourne, or call 03 9796 3299 for information.

Safety Harness requirements working with EWP’s

When hiring an Elevated Work Platform (EWP), such as a scissorlift, boom lift, cherry picker, stock picker or any other material handling equipment where the person/s need to be elevated a safety harness and lanyard may need to be considered, but this may not be required for all equipment.

The safety harness should conform to AS1891 standards. Worksafe Australia advise that it is advisable to adopt a risk management approach to prevent falls when working at a height of 2 metres or greater. There are some situations where fall protection is required and some situations where there it is not required.

All workers operating an EWP should be properly trained and taught in safe operating procedures for the type of equipment they are using and handling.

Training should be provided by the organization where the equipment will be used on how to properly use any fall-arrest equipment, including harness’s and lanyards, along with appropriate emergency rescue methods should the need arise.

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When working on equipment such as cherry pickers, all persons must wear a shock absorber as a safeguard against any mechanical let down of the basket. The lanyard length must be as short as possible.

Although it is not a legal requirement from Worksafe Australia to wear a harness & lanyard when using a scissor lift or stock picker, it is highly recommended as a consideration for the safeguard of the person/s using this type of equipment. The necessity of wearing a safety harness whilst operating a scissor lift may be up to the site requirements to address, which may have this as a site obligation.

In summary, always make sure your EWP is in a safe and sound operating condition, check your harness and lanyard is also in a safe operating condition and wear it when required, don’t overload your EWP and take care with all tasks at all times.

All Lift Forklifts (Hire Pty Ltd) can assist you with providing all your EWP requirements, including providing you with a safety harness and lanyard which conforms to Australian standards.

Visit us at https://www.allliftforkhire.com.au/forklifts-hire-rental-lease-melbourne/ for all your EWP and safety harness & lanyard requirements, or call us on 03 9796 3299.

Rough All Terrain Forklifts

When should you consider this option over a standard counterbalance forklift?

If your jobsite is being undertaken on rough terrain, then an All/Rough Terrain Forklift will be required. All Terrain forklifts have a larger & wider wheel base to enable better stability and traction. This also allows for better suspension and drive, which is required when the forklift travels on uneven, muddy or wet surfaces. Continue reading

Tax Cuts – Great News for Small Business owners in Australia!

The Federal Government recently announced tax cuts for small business owners.

What this means for you:

  • 5% discount on tax payable or income derived from unincorporated business activity.
  • 1.5% tax cut for small companies
  • Reduction in company tax rate from 30% to 28.5% for companies with a turnover less than $2 million.
  • Claim up to $20,000 in the accelerated depreciation arrangement effective immediately until the end of June,2017.

This will allow all small business owners to concentrate on running and growing their business, as it will mean improved cash flow, with less time spent tracking assets over years for tax purposes.

All Lift Forklifts (Hire Pty Ltd) can assist with your business plant and materials handling requirements offering NEW LPG & Diesel forklifts for $19,990 (+gst).
The forklifts we are offering are World Class Liugong 2.5t Container Masted forklifts.

Benefits and Features of the Liugong forklifts:

  • Nissan(LPG) or Yanmar(Diesel)Engine
  • Cushion mounted full floating cabin isolating vibration for operator comfort
  • European 3-stage wide view mast featuring excellent forward visibility
  • Cascade Sideshift-American made
  • LPG swing down bottle bracket
  • 3 Year factory backed full parts and labor warranty
  • Proven reliability and performance
  • Full back up service and spare parts support
  • Competitively priced.

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Rent to own for less than $15 per day!

WORLD CLASS FORKLIFTS BUILT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET!

Call All Lift Forklifts on 03 97963299 for more information.

Forklift Servicing and Preventative Maintenance Safety Checks – Why is it important to you?

As part of Worksafe, there are specific servicing guidelines that need to be adhered to when you own or handle forklifts.

Regular servicing of your forklift is highly recommended. Scheduled servicing period is recommended to occur every 200-250 hours of forklift operation.

Services (that are completed by competent service technicians) will not only service your forklift, but will also conduct a general safety check of your forklift, to ensure it is operating at its maximum safety requirements.

 

Benefits of Regular Servicing:

* Regular servicing of your forklift will allow for peak performance of your forklift.
* Servicing will assist in minimal breakdown situations occurring.
* Will allow for identifying any imminent dangerous situations occurring.
* Will reduce any downtime that may occur if the forklift should breakdown due to lack of service.

Forklift battery maintenance is also very important to ensure your forklift will run at its optimum performance and not fail due to lack of correct servicing.

When your forklift is serviced by a competent service provider you should receive a general service safety report, and a written entry into your forklift log book, which is generally located with your forklift. Any defects or problems with your forklift should be advised to you immediately.

 

NOTE:

Regular forklift services and safety maintenance checks are highly regarded by Worksafe Victoria.

All Lift Forklifts Melbourne provide regular scheduled service and preventative safety maintenance checks to all types of forklifts and other materials handling equipment, which include: LPG, Diesel and Electric Toyota, Hyster, Nissan, TCM, Yale, Crown, BT, Raymond, Linde, Mitsubishi, Ausa plus many more.

All Lift Forklifts have fully qualified, competent technicians to perform full safety checks whilst performing servicing to all your equipment.

Call us on 03 9796 3299 to enquire further.

Buying a Forklift (new or used) Melbourne

What forklift truck do you require?
Electric, LPG, or diesel? New or Used? Solid, pneumatic or non-marking tyres?Mast configuration? Weight of articles required to lift? Indoor or outdoor use?

 

New vs Used
Compare prices. If you are going to use a forklift for more than half a day, every day, you may want to invest in a new forklift. New forklifts usually offer 1-3 years warranty. Used forklifts may offer a limited warranty, usually 3 months if any.

 

Type of Forklift?
Electric vs Internal Combustion Engine? Electric forklifts are well suited for indoor use, a lot of food industries tend to choose electric forklifts. Electric forklifts are quieter in operation and are good for one standard 8-hour shift, about 5-6 hours of constant use.
Internal Combustion forklifts have the benefit of being refuelled ‘on the fly’ ie fill up or change the gas bottle and be ready for use straight away. Internal Combustion forklifts can be used inside, but these areas are required to be well ventilated. Internal Combustion forklifts can handle larger loads, ie larger than 15 tonnes.

 

Operating & Overall Forklift Condition
Check forks for any cracks or bends. Inspect mast for any cracks or leaks. Check lift chains for any damage or missing links.

 

Start forklift and run it, listen for odd sounds coming from the engine. Check seat belt works. Check rear back up alarm operates.

 

Once finished running the forklift, open the engine bonnet, check for any leaks or cracked hoses, check belts are tight and now worn or cracked. If checking an electric forklift, check all battery connections are in good condition, and there is no corrosion.

 

Tyre Requirements – Solids or Pneumatics?
Solid tyres are best suited for concrete flat surfaces, whereas pneumatic (inflatable) tyres are best suited for outdoor, uneven surfaces. These can be used on well compacted crushed rock.

 

Attachments
Do you require extra attachments to your forklift to better perform your job requirements?. A sideshift can be of benefit, as it allows the operator to move the load from left to right, right to left for precision placement of loads.

 

Mast Configuration
Are you entering containers, if so, a low-masted container forklift can be useful as it has the ability to enter containers and empty your container load without manually handling the product.

 

Supplier Reputation
Check if the supplier has a current website, check if there are any testimonials etc.
Service History (Used Forklifts)
Does the forklift have a log book, does it show service history? Ie services of the forklift logged.

 

Rating Plate
Located on the forklift, this shows the safe working load, specifications of the forklift, upright height and attachment type (if any)

 

Spare Parts
Check availability of spare parts of the model you are inspecting. Make sure parts are not overpriced.
Service Back Up
Check the supplier can support you with service back up, ongoing maintenance and break down repairs if required.

 

Warranty
Ask what type of warranty is given, with used or new forklifts.
Conclusion
Purchasing a forklift can be a big investment, so you should do some homework to guarantee you will purchase the right forklift to suit your requirements.

 

Need some help? All Lift Forklift Hire can assist you in making the right choice!
Call us on 03 9796 3299.