There are many different reasons for needing forklift trucks and they can be used for a variety of different tasks.
Heavy lifting is a common occurrence in places such as factories and warehouses. And having a forklift truck to help you take care of business can be a massive asset. But before you go rushing out to grab the first forklift truck you see, it’s important to find the most suitable truck for the job.
Like any kind of work equipment, different pieces of machinery are suited to different jobs. Here are the best forklift trucks for heavy lifting:
Heavy duty forklifts are designed with heavy lifting in mind. With the majority of these forklifts coming equipped with a diesel engine, they can make light work of even the heaviest of loads. Heavy lifting can take a toll on your forklift but the robustness and the strength of heavy duty forklifts means you won’t have to worry about your machine handling heavy loads, or buckling under the pressure. Heavy duty forklifts really mean business and some can lift up to 48 tons in one go.
Sometimes, heavy lifting requires operators to broaden their reach which some standard forklifts cannot achieve. Luckily, reach forklifts are aptly named and can do just that! Reach forklifts are particularly useful in warehouses and factories that have mezzanine floors or have extremely high stacking racks.
Truck mounted forklift trucks also boast powerful engines which make them perfect for use in heavy lifting. One of their main benefits is their ability to transport heavy loads across large areas in a relatively short space of time. Extremely durable, these forklift trucks also allow for unloading and loading in an incredibly efficient way.
Here at H&F Forklift Trucks, we have a range of new and used forklifts for hire and for sale, to suit your every need. Contact us for more information on any of our forklift trucks.