Questions Frequently Asked About Forklifts

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Lift capacity is the weight a forklift can lift with the mast vertical to 3.0 metres.

Rated capacity is the weight a forklift can lift at full lift height, with the mast at maximum forward tilt.

A side shift attachment for your forklift will allow you to move your load from side to side.

A fork positioner attachment will allow you to adjust the width between the forks without having to disembark your forklift.

‘4th valve reeved to carriage’ means the forklift has the ability to add an extra hydraulic attachment. Extra hydraulic attachments are available through Eagle Forklifts by request. There are many options available, please discuss with our friendly staff.

LPG forklifts are the most commonly used type of forklift in a warehouse operation. Furthermore, most warehouse operations utilise the container entry mast and puncture proof tyres. The container entry mast forklift ensures it fits under a standard door height and maximise the forklifts potential of use. The puncture proof tyres ensure the forklift has minimal downtime from tyre punctures.

When choosing a forklift, the main criteria to consider are the carrying capacity, lifting height, fuel type, tyre type and operator ergonomics. It is always suggested to drive a forklift before you decide and request a different specification if you don’t feel it’s the right fit, as all components mentioned can be interchanged on a forklift to suit.

Forklift “age” is measured in hours. For a single-shift operation with an 8-hour work day, the average forklift runs 2,000 hours/ year. The average lifespan of a forklift is 10,000 hours, but this depends on the manufacturer, application it is working in and its regular maintenance. Above-average machines, such as Hangcha forklifts, commonly last up to 20,000 hours when regular maintenance is carried out as per the manufacturers recommendations.

All persons using a forklift are required to be licensed by law, refer to your state and territory government websites for details.

Standard hire usage is 0-520 hours p.a. Excessive usage will attract additional hire charges: 520-1040 hours p.a. An extra $22/week Including GST applies Over 1040 hours p.a. An extra $55/week Including GST applies *Usage is backdated at the end of each year and charged on a separate invoice.

Yes, the Forklift Hire to buy option is offered by Eagle Forklifts. Advantages, it’s fully maintained by Eagle Forklifts and you are buying equity in the forklift hired. It’s a fantastic opportunity to buy an asset that you know the history of, without the major capital outlay.

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