What are the Different Types of Forklift that I Need to Train to Operate?
Forklifts are one of the most powerful trucks for warehouse operatives and construction workers. Whether you need to move heavy loads in a warehouse or construction field, forklift trucks can safely lift both heavy and light loads to be then transported around your working area.
Since there exists a wide range of mechanical handling equipment, it can be difficult to select a type of forklift. Forklift training courses cover the different forklift types, the benefits of each type of forklift equipment. Whether it’s an electric, gas, or diesel type will also play a part in which forklift type you choose.
The most popular forklift training courses at our training centre in Birmingham are:
Counterbalance Lift Truck
Bendi Lift Truck
PPT Pedestrian Pallet Truck
Scissor Lift Truck,
Forklift Instructor Course – Accredited by RTITB.
At RS Forklifts Training, the counterbalance lift truck is a very popular forklift that features forks at the front and a weight at the back of the vehicle to counterbalance the weight of the load. Counterbalance forklifts have no extending arms, giving them the ability to move directly to the load. There are a few different types of counterbalance forklifts. The 3-wheel variant is ideal for situations requiring the operator to turn and manoeuvre in circles. The stand-up counterbalance forklift allows operators to easily hop on and off between loads.
The Most Popular forklift manufacturers are Linde Mitsubishi, Toyota, and Crown.
At RS Forklifts Training Centre, we have the latest electric forklifts truck which helps all our trainees feel comfortable and gain confidence during their training so when they move on into their new job role operating forklift truck they are familiar with the popular trucks.
The reach truck for training at forklift training Birmingham is used mainly for indoor work. Its key ability is that it can extend its forks beyond the compartment and reach into warehouse racks in a way that standard forklifts cannot. It also features an open compartment that allows the operator to have greater visibility. While excellent for indoor use, reach trucks for not suitable for outdoor work due to their under-carriage clearance. The reach truck we use at RS Forklifts Training are Linde Module. very high spec and very common in warehouses industries.
An order picker truck we deliver on-site training. This is a subtype of the walkie stacker, used to pick and deliver materials from storage. Reaching heights of up to 32 ft, these machines are designed to lift operators up to warehouse racks and carry individual units. They are for customer order warehouses and storage facilities since they can pick one or two units rather than bringing down full pallets and loads. Their versatile design means they can handle items of various sizes, from auto parts to furniture. Our qualified instructors help all our trainees to understand all the aspects of the truck during the course before they are authorised to operate the truck.
PPT Pedestrian Pallet Truck has a limited lift height, usually not greater than two metres. It may be electrically or manually powered for lifting and for traction. The operator walks with the machine and controls it with a handle. These are usually used in warehouse environments shifting stock on pallets. This again is a very common truck which most industries use.