Inspections? Why ?

Like any piece of equipment you rely on, your aerial lifts require regular inspections, and regularly.

            Aerial lifts also have their own set of unique safety requirements, and let’s start this review here.

            OSHA defines an aerial lift, simply, as a vehicle used to lift someone in the air. We’re paraphrasing here, but you know what an aerial lift is.

            Some of the hazards include brushes with gravity for both the operator and any objects the lift may be handling; the high center of gravity causing the vehicle to tip over; electrocutions caused by not observing overhead electrical lines; and contact with the ceiling.

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Battery Option

Options.  We like to have options. Hundreds of brands of toothpaste, shampoo, dish soap- every one pretty much the same, right?

There are plenty of options when it comes to batteries for your electric forklift as well. In fact, here in Atlantic Forklift Services home state of North Carolina, there are five major battery brands.

Before you ask, as with any vendor we work with, we make sure we match the best product for your forklift.

Battery pricing differs from battery to battery depending on the client’s needs. Each battery type will perform differently and is used in different circumstances.

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Like fingerprints and snowflakes, no two warehouses are the same. Large and small, wide aisles and narrow, tall shelves and short- there are plenty of variables, and all of them can have an impact on what you need your forklift to do.

We’ve discussed the considerations for forklifts and your facility before- the capacity of the loads your truck will be moving; ventilation (electric vs. combustion engine); how many loads and the number of shifts per day; stocking vs manufacturing warehouse; how high materials will be stacked; width of aisles; what type of floor (marking vs non-marking tires).

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