11/01/2023 By admin Off

What should be considered before buying a Forklift?

When considering purchasing a forklift, some factors to consider include:

  1. The type of application or task that the forklift will be used for, such as indoor or outdoor, heavy-duty or light-duty, and the type of loads it will be handling (pallets, drums, rolls, etc)
  2. The forklift’s load capacity, lift height, and overall size, and its suitability for the available space.
  3. The type of power source, such as electric, propane, or diesel, and their corresponding advantages and disadvantages.
  4. The ease of operation, including the availability of safety features, and the ease of maneuverability.
  5. The availability of attachments and accessories, such as side shifters, rotators, and clamps.
  6. The cost and availability of maintenance, parts, and technical support.
  7. The forklift’s compliance with relevant safety standards, such as OSHA and ANSI.
  8. The company’s existing fleet and the compatibility of the new forklift with the current fleet.
  9. The current market scenario and the type of machines and automation available.
  10. The overall cost and return on investment.

It would be helpful to consult with a forklift professional or an application engineer from the manufacturer to evaluate the machine and its suitability for your application before making a final decision. It is important to have clear and specific needs before making a purchasing decision.