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Not too sure which forklift will suit your requirements

What do you require? What is your exact application?

Understand what your forklift is required for

Have a look at the questions below, then call All Lift Forklifts on 03 9796 3299 and we will be able to promptly assess what type of forklift you will require over the phone.
Or, alternatively, let us visit your site and assess your requirments – to correctly determine which forklift may suit your application.

• How heavy, and what size will your typical load be?
• Will you be using your forklift inside or outside, or both?
• How high do you need to lift the load?
• How many hours per day (estimate) will you be using the forklift?
• How much room do you have to manoeuver in?
• How wide are the narrowest aisles?
• Do you have low height restrictions ie: low doors, unloading containers etc.
• What terrain is the forklift travelling on? Ie: concrete, sand, mud, etc.
• Call us on 03 9796 3299 or ask a question via Email

Other Considerations To Take Into Account

• Electric forklifts are powered by large lead-acid batteries, similar to in your car, but much larger.
The battery generally provides for one standard 8- hour shift, about 5 or 6 hours of constant use.
Electric have a lower running cost per hour, are quieter in operation and do not omit emissions,
therefore perfect for running indoors.
• Internal combustion (diesel or LPG) forklifts have the benefit of being refueled ‘on the fly’,
ie: fill it up or change the gas bottle and it’s ready to continue working.
Internal combustion forklifts are capable of handling the largest loads, ie: larger than 15,000 lbs capacity.
LPG and diesel forklifts can be used indoors in well ventilated areas with appropriate exhaust emission purifiers where applicable.
• Tyre requirements: Cushion tyres: are made from solid rubber, are best suited to indoors.
Pneumatic tyres: are inflated with compressed air, are better for out doors.
Solid pneumatic tyres: are recommended for timber yards or recycling centre,
(or any location the tyres may be punctured regularly).
• Attachments: Forklifts can have attachments added to better tailor to your requirements.
Know what your fork will be lifting, ie: rolls of cable, pick up of items not on pallets etc.
• Sideshift: This option allows the operator to move the load left and right without moving the truck,
allowing precise placement of loads.
not_sure • Mast Type: Determine whether you require a low or tall masted forklift. The low (container) mast can be useful when unloading
containers – with the ability to enter the container to empty your container load, without the need of manually handling this load.
Or you may have a low door way entrance, which can only be entered by ‘low’ masted forklifts.
• Tilt Mast: The ability to tilt the mast and forks forward and back greatly simplifies loading the forklift on uneven ground. It gives
greater stability while moving a loaded forklift.

All Lift Forklift

All Lift Forklift