Forklift Rentals

Forklift Rentals

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Forklift Fundamentals

Forklifts are a kind of machinery used mainly for lifting and moving heavy objects. Ever since the invention of this versatile machine, forklifts enable workers to easily move materials. Forklifts help workers be more productive while also eliminating physical strain.

Prior to the invention of the forklift, many warehouses and factories would utilize other methods of moving materials. For example, they might rely on ropes, pulleys and cables to lift boxes, crates and objects. However, these systems could be dangerous. After its invention and implementation, the forklift made conditions safer for workers while also increasing efficiency.

Maneuverability and Load Capacities

Forklifts are among the smaller varieties of drivable machinery. Thanks to their compact design, forklifts can function in fairly small areas. In addition, they are easy to maneuver and turn in different directions. Depending on the type of forklift, many are able to handle loads as heavy as 35,000 pounds. Smaller models may have a load capacity of about 5,000 pounds.

Types of Forklift Rentals

Forklift rentals are typically available in three different versions. Operators use each type for different applications. The internal combustion forklift is typically for outdoor use since they’re powered by gas, diesel, propane or compressed natural gas. This forklift type emits exhaust, which is why it’s usually not for indoor use.

Another type of forklift is the electric version. Good for indoor use and powered by batteries, the electric forklift is usually less expensive than other versions. Another benefit is that electric forklifts are very quiet machines.

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Manual forklifts do not have a motor and are not quite as versatile as the other varieties. They are only able to lift materials off the ground a few inches and feature a relatively low load capacity.

The utilization of forklifts enables businesses to efficiently move materials. It also decreases the requirement for manpower while shortening the time it takes to move things.

Time Savers Aerials – Your Source for Aerial Lifts

Aerial work platforms allow engineering and maintenance techs to perform a variety of tasks institutional and commercial settings. Often, they must complete their tasks in areas that are difficult to access. One way that managers can promote efficiency and safety for a projects is to choose the right type of lift unit. For example, choosing a boom lift or a scissor lift that’s best for the particular task.

The first step is stating the project’s key requirements and understanding the service technicians’ previous experience with an aerial lift. This enables managers to match needs with options and perform projects successfully.

A project’s specifics obviously play a big part in determining which type of aerial lifts are ideal.

These requirements typically fall into categories including surface, personnel, obstacles, tools and horizontal and vertical parameters.

Managers can cite these categories as a checklist to determine the requirements that affect aerial lift selection. By considering each one, managers take a comprehensive strategy to planning safe and effective work in difficult-to-access locations.

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If a job requires a single worker at height, then a bucket lift will usually suffice. On the other hand, if a job requires multiple workers at an elevated site a scissor lift may be the better choice. Project plans should usually include reminders for personnel to use personal protective equipment. For example, they should wear safety glasses, gloves, a hard hat and earplugs. Additionally, plans should include a pre-job assessment to assure safety features like warning lights are in place and working properly.

Other key factors to consider are the surface, movement and obstacles. Although scissor lifts typically feature bigger platforms, some tend to reach only 20 to 50 feet. Boom lifts may reach as high as 130 feet and tend to offer greater maneuverability.

For example, let’s consider a job that requires changing indoor lamps in a location like a gym that has a smooth floor. A scissor lift with appropriate height capacity will enable navigation through the gym doors and accommodate workers. Also, a scissor lift offers space for tools workers need to open light fixtures. If a job needs horizontal reach to get around obstacles, a platform extension may be the right fit. For jobs that call for a longer reach, then a telescoping boom lift would be appropriate.

Some work locations have obstacles that block access both horizontally and vertically. For these settings, we would probably advise an articulated boom lift. This type of aerial lift helps workers reach up, over and around obstacles. When a job is outdoors on a sloping or wet surface, consider an aerial lift with balloon tires for optimal traction.

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Instruments on an aerial lift control panel allow for measuring the slope and tilt of a surface. Also, the panel allows the user to stop movement if the aerial lift gets close to a hazardous tilt. Without these control features, the lift operator must judge if reach, load, tilt and height are at a dangerous point. In these situations, human errors can result in serious accidents and injuries.

Materials and tools are other important factors to consider when choosing an aerial work platform.

For example, a job may require workers to use battery-operated power tools. Or, a lift might require electrical outlets. For welding equipment, for instance, the platform also needs enough electrical outlets and space.

To assure safety while upon an aerial lift, workers much leave adequate room on the platform. This is to allow for movement within the platform railing. Even when utilizing fall protections, personnel should avoid working outside of the railing. Any sudden movement of the aerial lift could result in a worker swinging beneath the platform. As a result, he or she could hit the underside with sufficient force to cause an injury.

Controls for working upon uneven surfaces give the lift user the ability to measure angles and alert to hazardous conditions. Importantly, controls mean the user can stop in the event of a tipping risk.

Many manufacturers consistently look for feedback on their project requirements during construction projects. Feedback provides valuable insight on emerging trends and helps managers incorporate the information into their designs. For instance, manufacturers do carry compact telehandler models which are sufficient for many jobs. Also, crews are able to tow compact aerial lifts behind a work vehicle, eliminating transport costs to the site.

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Our quality rental boom lifts will provide you with the power and reach capacity you’ll need to perform tasks at high levels. We carry a selection of boom lifts that are easy to operate and available at affordable rates. Boom lift platforms provide you with the capability to get around obstacles to access areas you need. Some boom lifts feature reach capabilities as high as 130 feet.

Regardless of your material handling requirements, consider Time Savers Aerials as your number one source for work platforms. We carry a huge selection of boom lifts, scissor lifts, forklifts and more. Whether you’re next project is indoors or outdoors, you’ll find we have equipment that fits your specific needs.