Plant Handling Limited Blog

The Future of Forklifts is Electric

 

Electric forklift truck in a warehouse

Over the last two decades, electric forklifts have gained greater importance in the market. The key to this change has been regulations concerning noise levels and exhaust emissions in the workplace. Warehouse management has also changed dramatically – much of the warehousing market is now indoors, aisles in warehouses have become narrower and shelves placed higher – all to increase storage capacity within the warehouse.

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Five Reasons to Hire a Forklift Truck from PHL

We all need the right tools to do our job – and some jobs require the precision and power of forklift trucks. For a variety of reasons, not all companies wish to invest in the purchase of new or second hand forklift trucks, which is why we also offer trucks for hire. Forklift truck rentals can give you the best of both worlds: increased productivity combined with flexible, lower cost investment.

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Second-hand Linde H160 Forklift Delivered to Poland

Delivery of a Linde forklift to Poland

We received a fantastic response to the special offers we recently sent to our long-term customers. Following the purchase of a Linde H160 earlier this week, we’re delighted to share some photographs from the delivery process. The customer required the machine urgently, so this was another opportunity for the PHL team to meet the challenge of organising transportation and delivery at the last minute.

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Delivering a Container Handler to Ghana

At PHL we love a challenge – and challenges don’t come much bigger than delivering a Kalmar Container Handler to a customer in Ghana! The logistics of moving such a large machine are complex and require careful planning and the granting of very specific permissions. Fortunately, at PHL this is all in a day’s work for us.

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Forklift Truck Refurbishment and Restoration

Forklift-Refurbishment

Among our extensive stock of all types of forklift truck we have many quality ex-rental or contract hire trucks that have been expertly maintained throughout their life. Due to this care with their maintenance their mechanical condition is usually excellent, but unfortunately their cosmetic condition does not match! We offer a full cosmetic refurbishment to restore them back to an excellent all round condition.

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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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