Different forklifts have different weight capacities, varying from 3,000 pounds to 35,000 pounds and more than that. Forklifts with 3,000, 5,000 and 8,000 pounds are very prominent, but forklift with 5,000 pounds is industry standard.
The capacity of forklift depends completely upon the weight you need to lift. Always choose the forklifts having capacity, more than you generally require. Forklifts are made to comfortably lift 4-foot cubes. High and long weights are difficult for forklifts to lift.
Before buying forklifts, know the dimensions and weight of loads, required to be lift. Let the vendor know about your particular requirement and based on that, he will guide you about the forklift suitable for you.
The operators of the forklifts have high chances of getting injured. Therefore, he should be trained about the use the forklifts, and should be educated about the weight limit and other particulars. Operator should always wear helmet while driving.
The load should be lifted in a correct way, otherwise there are chances, that load can fall down and injure both the truck and the operator. The shape, size and brand of the forklift, all of them determine the technique to drive the forklifts. Driver should be educated in advance about all these parameters to avoid accidents.
Mostly, people prefer to buy used forklifts over new forklifts, because used forklifts can save you a lot of money and besides that, you can get the benefit of seller’s experience regarding its safe use.