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It’s important that you select the right forklift for the job at hand. We are happy to help you with every step of the way and together we’ll determine the most appropriate forklift to hire for your needs. Getting a clear view on which forklift is best for you in the early stages saves time and money further down the track.

Here is a short list for you to think about:

Lifting Height

Lift trucks are a safe and ideal way to lift your products. You’ll need to know how high the truck will need to lift (usually in metres). 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. You should try and foresee any other challenges, for example, has the forklift got enough room to turn around? Figuring out these things can save a huge amount of time and effort!

Capacity / Truck size

In order to get the correct truck you will need to know the maximum weight that you intend to pick up. 
This is vital to:

a) achieve the lift you want and
b) 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 terrains that the truck 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 the hard surfaces, mostly indoor. These units are also 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 and even wet conditions.

Where and how will the forklift be delivered?

Is the delivery point a loading dock with height or is there a ground drop? Stairs and elevators all need to be measured.

If you have any other enquiries, or need something urgently , we are happy to help. Please call us on 1300 551 279 or email and we will be happy to assist you with your forklift enquiry.

Alternatively, to get started please complete and submit the form on our contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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