How Telescopic Forklifts Forks Reduce Operating Costs and Risks

𝗗𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘁𝘀 piled up for repair or disposal are familiar in many businesses. Many companies do not realize that a 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗺𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗼𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 these pallets. Making forklift drivers more aware of pallet handling can prevent damage. However, due to constant staff shortages and high workloads among drivers, this awareness is often short-lived.

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• Forklift forks that are not straight when picking up or putting down the pallet.
✅The forks hit the transverse pallet boards and or pallet edges, which can damage both the pallet and the load.

• Forks too long or too short.
✅If the forks are too long, they can lift or damage pallets behind the target pallet. Forks that are too short create instability.

• Loads are placed improperly on the forks, leading to instability.
✅These situations can lead to damaged goods and dangerous situations resulting in possible injury.

Companies with a large differential of different pallet sizes are at greater risk of these problems. A 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘃𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝘀𝗶𝘇𝗲𝘀. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻? 𝗧𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗰 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘁𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗮𝘀 𝗞𝗢𝗢𝗜® 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀. These forks can be adjusted in length to the size of the pallet. With the KOOI® 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 system, the 𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗱𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 to the pallet size, and indicating the forks’ horizontal position.

So, those who really want to reduce damage and increase safety and efficiency can contact Meijer Handling Solutions.

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