Safer handling of longer loads
23 January 2013
Edward Howell Galvanizers is using a C5000XL Combilift 4-way forklift to address the need to handle longer loads at its West Midlands base. By increasing the size of its pretreatment tanks and galvanizing kettles from
By increasing the size of its pretreatment tanks and galvanizing kettles from 7m to 10.25m the company can offer a more cost effective service, but the resulting length of finished materials necessitated a rethink of handling procedures as the counterbalance forklifts previously used were not up to handling these loads safely in confined spaces.
The diesel powered C5000XL's 5t capacity at 600mm load centre is well equipped to cope with the heaviest loads handled at the site. It features a large cab, higher ground clearance and was also supplied with hydraulic fork positioners for easy handling of varied load sizes. Combilift also supplied a customised tapered platform which prevents round bars or similar products from rolling for more secure transportation.