Archive for March 14, 2019
If you are new to operating a forklift and feel intimidated, it is okay! It is a big piece of equipment usually dealing with very heavy loads, one to five tons, in fact, with heavy duty forklifts benching up to 50 tons! But do not fret because that is what is was designed for. However, for you new forklift operators, it is good to be familiar with a few tips, even if you and common sense are best friends.
Before operating a forklift, obviously, you should check the fuel. Forklifts can be powered by electricity or a battery, gasoline or diesel and even propane. There is a gauge on the dashboard that is readily available to you. The same goes for the machine’s voltage levels. Are they standard? If not or you do not know, consult with an equipment specialists who can tell you what is what because they will have the equipment expertise needed. If neither step is taken, you can seriousl