Improve productivity and safety with truck-mounted forklifts
29 October 2020 | Web Article Number: ME202020934
AS companies try to streamline business activities during the COVID crisis, it’s more important than ever to maintain pristine hygiene standards throughout the supply chain - including packaging, transport, unloading and storage of goods.
That’s according to Brenton Kemp, Managing Director of Shamrock Handling Concepts, a distributor in Southern Africa materials handling equipment, who said “What’s critical right now – in every area of our lives – is to maintain social distancing and ensure hygienic business practices.”
To this end, the use of Moffett forklift trucks, which minimises the handling of products, reduces the risk of contamination, product damage and injuries, he said.
“Unlike manual operations that demand side-by-side work and increased product handling, Moffett truck-mounted forklifts reduce the need for human contact with each other and products, which increases safety and protects product integrity.”
Added to this, Kemp said, labour costs are lowered and turnaround times on-site can be improved by as much as 50%. “The increased volume of deliveries contributes to greater profitability, improved customer service levels and also allows for a reduction of capital investment costs in your vehicle fleet.”
Kemp said Moffett forklifts are compatible with nearly any truck or trailer combination and can be dismantled in under a minute. Another advantage is that this truck-mounted forklift fits conveniently at the rear of a truck or trailer, taking up minimal precious load space.
The Moffett range of truck-mounted forklifts encompasses the latest generation machines – the NX series – incorporating the latest technology and advanced design for high productivity, greater safety, improved operator comfort and low maintenance requirements.
The new NX series, with an efficient power to weight ratio, includes a range of machines for all applications, including industrial, semi-industrial and rough terrain sectors.
Kemp said attachments – comprising telescopic forks, fork positioners and extensioners, integrated sideshifts and rotators - have been specially-designed for the safe and dependable handling of a wide range of goods. These include food and beverage commodities, chemicals and industrial gas, agricultural and building supplies. “These versatile machines are also used safely for fire and rescue operations.”
Shamrock Handling Concepts offers a standard three-year warranty with every Moffett forklift, as well as a support service.