At KMA Forklifts we can provide you with all your forklift requirements and ensure you are hiring the right forklift for the right job. Are you situated in a rehandling environment such as a dock or a yard, working in forestry or on a construction site? If so then we can provide rough terrain forklifts to ensure you achieve maximum productivity. If on the other hand you are after a forklift for the shop or warehouse floor for stocking shelves and handling goods and need a forklift that can handle smooth terrain then we can also assist in your forklift needs
When hiring a forklift you will need to consider the environment you will be working in as the terrain will effect what type of forklift is hired as different tyres are used on different forklifts. You may be after an all terrain forklift that can handle any environment and be able to work both inside and out, over both rough and smooth terrain, and again we have a wide variety of forklifts to meet your requirements including various makes and models with varying lifting capacity and height capacity
For information on forklift truck safety and advice before hiring (including the terrains you should not be working on) then visit the HSE government page where they will advise on the do's and don’ts when it comes to using a forklift and the qualifications you will need to do so. If you have any questions about hiring a forklift or want information regarding types of forklift then please get in touch.
Forklifts are one of the central pieces of machinery found in warehouses around the world. Of course, this is not the only place where forklifts can be helpful. This is the reason why there are so many different types of forklifts available. One specific type of forklift is the all terrain forklift. These vehicles can be used not only in warehouses, but also on construction sites and in quarries and during outdoor activities. With the help of these specially designed vehicles, people won’t depend on the weather conditions or terrain conditions when they need to lift and transport materials. In addition, all-terrain forklifts are usually more powerful and more durable compared to other forklifts. Of course, this makes them more expensive too. In case you cannot afford to buy one, you can always use an all terrain forklift hire solution.
Only qualified drivers can operate fork lift trucks. This is the reason why you might need a Forklift & Driver Hire service. We are happy to provide this service so please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
The vast majority of forklifts that you can rent or purchase from well-established brands are made in a way which allows them to operate on smooth surfaces or concrete. This is because the engine that they use is not very powerful, the wheels are relatively small and the tyres they use have treads that are not suitable for other surfaces. In other words, most forklifts are great for indoor use (in warehouses for example) and for lifting loads with smaller weight. The areas where they are used are not affected by some external influences like the weather for instance. However, they simply cannot be used in hilly areas or on paths made of gravel or on rough roads. A standard forklift used inside a warehouse should not be tested in such terrains because this practice can result in serious damage or serious injuries. This is where all terrain forklifts come into play.
All terrain vehicles are built to last and to work in areas with rough conditions. One of the first things that you will notice in these vehicles is the appearance of their tyres. They come with deep tread and their size is larger compared to standard forklift tyres. Thanks to the deep tread and big size, the wheels can grip on the surface without any problems no matter if you’re working on hills, dirt roads or gravel paths
Although they are very safe, drivers should be very careful when operating all terrain forklifts. While it is true that they can transport heavy loads on every terrain, they should not be tested and pushed to the limits. It is worth mentioning that there are specific all terrain forklifts for specific tasks, so please contact us to discuss your requirements.