Plant Handling Limited Blog

De-masting and Transporting a Turret Man Up Forklift Truck

One of PHL’s recent deliveries to a customer in Poland required us to de-mast two Linde K series Turret Trucks. This particular load contained masts that were both over ten meters tall. Here we’ll explain the advantages of having this kind of reach for forklift trucks. Plus we’ll describe how we were able to export the trucks safely and securely to our customer in Poland.

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What Is The Difference Between A Counterbalance And Reach Forklift?

PHL Forklift Trucks Parked

There are many different types of forklift trucks and each is designed to suit a different purpose. It may be that one operates better outside where as another has the ability to reach loads located high up in racking. No matter what the purpose, it is important to understand each forklift, its capabilities and suitability for the job you have in hand. Read More »

Daily and Weekly Checks To Keep Your Forklift Running Smoothly

Daily Checks for Forklift Maintenance [Checklist]

Managing a fleet of forklift trucks requires regular maintenance. Keeping every machine operating to maximum efficiency is key to ensuring productivity and a good return on investment. The best way to keep your forklift fleet in optimal condition is by maintaining a strict and thorough regime of maintenance and repair.

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How to Load Cargo onto an Aircraft

 

How to Load Cargo onto an Aircraft

Loading cargo onto an aircraft is a specialist aspect of logistics with its  own unique challenges and consequences. Moving from storage to the plane, from the plane to the warehouse, and out to further distribution is a key area of the supply chain for global shipping.

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A Guide To Forklift Tyres And Maintenance

Forklift Tyres

The most common types of forklift truck tyres are solid or pneumatic, but they aren’t the only varieties. Forklifts can be fitted with a range of specialised tyres to optimise your fleet’s efficiency. Each type of tyre offers a significant variety in tread, compound and ply rating. When you’re kitting out your forklift fleet, you should consider each variation of tyre and whether it will work best for your operation.

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Air Freight Safety

Air Freight Safety

According to a study conducted by the National Aerospace Laboratory – Netherlands and the Civil Aviation Authority, there are 1.8 accidents per million tons of air freight transported every year. This might not seem like much, but when you consider that 25% of the UK’s international goods are transported by air, accidents add up.

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Lift Trucks for Shipping Logistics

Ports and docks are unique environments and thus require specialised plant equipment. Exposed to the elements and needing to lift a variety of cargo and equipment, forklifts and reach trucks that operate on docks need to be particularly hardy.

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Sea Shipping Safety

Shipping work often involves a number of different employers and/or contractors who can all affect each other’s activities. These may include harbour authorities, port operators, stevedoring firms, hauliers, ships’ masters and crew.

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Tips for Operating Forklifts Outdoors

Outdoor forklift
Forklifts are as useful inside as outside. From the stacks to the loading bay and beyond, forklifts help operators move and store heavy goods and bulky items with ease. While not all forklifts are well suited to outdoor operations, those that are can be invaluable to warehouse operations.
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