Versatile solution for BAE
23 January 2013
BAE Systems has recently taken delivery of a Combilift Combi-CB forklift for operation at its Samlesbury site in the north west of England. The ability of this counterbalance design 4-way model to handle pallets and c
The CB's benefits have been considerable after just a few weeks of operation. The fleet has already been cut to three forklifts due to the truck's ability to operate indoors and out, to offload incoming deliveries and reload vehicles for dispatch and to work as a sideloader to manoeuvre 6m lengths of timber along a narrow corridor.
Customised according to BAE Systems' specific requirements, the CB was fitted with 1200mm long forks to facilitate the handling of the packs of timber. As the weight of all loads needs to be stated for onward delivery, fork-mounted weighing scales were also incorporated.
Hydraulic fork positioners have speeded up the handling of the different sized loads such as standard pallets and longer, more cumbersome CIC containers which hold aircraft canopies.