What Exactly is a Forklift?
A forklift is an industrial vehicle with a two-arm fork-like attachment in the front. Typically, the forklift is used to lift, move and carry materials from one place to another. Most of the time materials being transported are on a pallet. The spaces between the top and bottom of the pallets are perfect for the arms of the forklift to slide into and lift the materials.
How You Can Use a Forklift in Your Next Project
Forklifts are great for lifting heavy objects and materials on the job site. You should have no issue moving building materials such as bricks, steel and wood around your designated project area. An added benefit to the mobility of the forklift is its ability to go through rough terrain. You do not have to worry about the durability of this machinery whatsoever.
Where Forklifts Most Commonly Used
Dockyards, construction sites and warehouses are some of the most common places forklifts are found. These sites are notorious for forklift use as the need for the machine is high in these spaces. What is common among these industries is the amount of heavy lifting required.
Bulk cargos and barges need transportation constantly in a dockyard. Luckily, forklifts can carry weights exceeding ten thousand pounds. This makes moving shipping containers and other big-ticket items safe and efficient.
It should come as no surprise construction companies love forklifts. Forklifts aid in moving material from the delivery trucks to different parts of the site. This can be conducted by one or two forklift drivers as opposed to multiple crew members trying to move items which can be time-consuming and dangerous.
If you have a warehouse, you most likely have high ceilings and shelves. Heavy products and high shelves don’t mix – without a forklift, of course. Most forklifts can reach heights of 15 feet. Special forklifts can reach heights over 40 feet. Reaching these heights can make organizing your warehouse easy.
Work Made Simple
There are plenty of benefits to using a forklift at your job site or for your next project. Stop by or call AOS Rentals at 361-572-0900 to schedule your next forklift rental. Let us do the heavy lifting!