Why Forklifts Are The Best Option for Safe Lifting

Why Forklifts are the Best Option for Safe Lifting

Whether you are working in a small warehouse, have a commercial depot for products or you are in an industry that handles large scale heavy lifting, forklifts play a vital role in your day to day operations. For the small scale operations yet to transition to the use of large scale handling equipment, other options such as overhead cranes, human muscle and dolly trucks may still be used. However, even with the fact that there are certain places forklifts may not easily access and navigate, adding them to your operations is profitable. This is because, forklifts offer both increased productivity and safety.

There are several reasons why you should opt for forklifts. You have the option of purchasing one or hiring the needed number from a forklift rental Toronto. The first obvious advantages are the already mentioned two, safety and productivity.

Forklifts provide a safer working environment both to the workers and the products. The other physical means including using human muscle and pulleys result in extensive strain on the necks, hands and backs of the workers. Aside from that, you also get to have safer handling of the products with no tears, dropping and other damage. This is because forklift operators are well trained and there is no lapse in concentration due to being worn out or breakdown of springs and such. Forklifts add to their safety property by coming with features like ergonomic seating, traffic signaling, stability controls and adequate seating.

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On productivity, the alternatives to forklifts hardly even measure up. This is both in terms of load capacity and the duration of work. Forklifts can support loads of over 5000 kg. The load capacity depends on the forklift configuration which gives you a great range to choose from. This makes it easy to identify forklifts that you need. Forklifts can work for long hours and when kept in great condition will not suffer breakdowns or experience downtimes.

The other advantage is the easy maintenance requirements. Forklift units are made to be sturdy, simply operated and easily serviced. Most manufacturers provide full maintenance and preventive maintenance plans. Full maintenance plans cover breakdowns and repairs while preventive maintenance plans cover oil and filter changes as transmission servicing. When followed and done as per the required schedule, the forklifts will prove to be a long lasting investment.

Fuel efficiency, air quality and noise reduction is another quality of modern forklifts which not only adds to their cost effectiveness but also their safety features. You no longer have to worry about fuels costs, exhaust gases and the noise since depending on your location and budget you can opt to work with electrical forklifts or the dual LPG and CNG forklifts.

Regardless of your scale of operation, you can always find a forklift that matches your needs. It will greatly increase your productivity by handling larger load capacities and lessening the time spent handling the products. You also benefit from a general improvement of work safety protecting your employees and goods handled.


Whether or not you decide to rent a forklift for your business will ultimately depend on your company’s needs and circumstances. And whether you are leaning toward buying or renting, the professionals at Modern Forklift can help you come up with the best solution for your Toronto business.

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