View below answers to commonly asked questions about used forklifts
- forklift mast
- forklift side shifts
- forklift tynes, fork tynes (forklift tines)
- forklift tyres
- forklift seats
- and other forklift parts
Wf Gordon can recommend the ideal solution for your work situation. When an ordinary forklift just won’t do: building sites, basements and low-clearance areas, rough or wet terrain, in these situations, rough terrain forklifts are ideal and can ease the workload and get you on target.
Telescopic tough terrain forklifts are suited to building sites, being able to lift loads to upper stories of buildings and capable of carrying sand and rubbish with a bucket attachment.
Buggie rough terrain forklifts can operate in basements and low-clearance areas, while masted rough terrain forklifts are perfect for lifting materials such as bricks on building sites.
Hand pallet trucks are useful because they provide mechanical means of lifting, carrying and moving heavy loads and cargoes at the business premises. Hand pallet trucks can be considered a complex form of a combination of several simple machines like lever and wheel and barrows. Modern design, however has led to pallet trucks that have more functionality.
Warehouses, manufacturing sites and freight operations need hand pallet trucks to be able to attain proper operations. These businesses need such light vehicles to be able to move loads and pallets more easily and conveniently within its premises. Because space is among the principal issues regarding warehouses and manufacturing sites, hand pallet trucks are really effective and useful. WF Gordon Forklifts Melbourne recognises the need to use effective equipment to improve efficiency, boost productivity and increase mobility within business premises.
If you are in Melbourne, Victoria or surrounding areas and you are in need of hand pallet trucks, check out the available products at WF Gordon Forklifts Melbourne.
For the individual, getting a Forklift licence can be a viable way to enter a new career, or become more attractive to potential employers. It gives you the ability to increase skills, perhaps receive a higher pay or earn a promotion. Once you have a forklift licence, you can then start applying for forklift jobs.
In order to train to be a forklift driver and to receive your Forklift licence, you must be 18 years of age or over. There are exemptions made by Worksafe Victoria for very exceptional circumstances, in these cases your employer must make an application.
You must pass your Forklift Licence Test to obtain your forklift licence. To do this, you must attend a Forklift Licence Course – there are many training courses offered in Victoria. Some offer one day, two day or four day programs, in which you will learn both theoretical and practical information. Your previous experience in operating a Forklift will determine which course will suit you.
An approved assessor will conduct your practical test, and also assess your theory test. Once you have passed your test, you will be granted with a ‘Notice Of Assessment’ (NOA). This enables you to apply for your forklift licence, and operate as a Forklift driver for a period of 60 days. To apply, you must submit an application form and a $60 fee to Worksafe Victoria, through your local post office. Your forklift licence will be issued, and valid for 5 years in your name.
Quick Mandatory Facts You Need To Know to apply for a forklift licence:
- You must be at least 18 years of age
- Make sure you provide proof of identity
- Complete 40 nominal hours of supervised forklift operation, recorded in a log book
- Must have the knowledge to complete a theory test
- Ensure you are ready to complete your practical assessment
- Trainees under the age of 18 can undertake training on a logbook scheme, but will not be eligible for a licence assessment test until they reach the age of 18 years old
- Must be able to read and understand English.
Please note: These regulations may change over time and you may want to check with current legislation with your local council and government bodies for the latest updates
WF Gordon Forklifts does not provide forklift jobs, forklift training or forklift licencing, however we can advise you further on your options and you are welcome to call us.
Buying Used, Second-Hand and Reconditioned Forklifts
- Buying a used Forklift can save you money in comparison to purchasing a brand new Forklift
- A used Forklift can be considered as a major and long term asset to the company
- Buying used forklifts would help companies trim service and operations costs
- The Forklifts you buy would be readily available whenever your operations team may need them
- Depending on how often you use your forklift, a well looked after forklift can last for many years
- Costs on repairs and maintenance would be part of your companies expenditures
- The Forklift may need servicing at a time when you need it most
- Your purchased second-hand Forklift must meet all minimum standards and Occupational Health and Safety Act requirements
- You will need to consider what happens to your second hand Forklift if your company changes and it is no longer needed
Renting Used, Second-Hand and Reconditioned Forklifts
- Companies can avoid spending significant amounts on the repairs and services of the Forklift you have hired
- You are able to form a budget and set aside an amount of money for your Forklift hire
- You will not have to deal with sudden disruption from an unexpected break down as you may ask for a replacement
- Forklifts can be added or removed from your fleet when you feel necessary
- Your Forklift will need scheduled maintenance, and this may disrupt your daily schedule
- The Forklift you hire will not become an asset to your business
- If there is a change in your company’s location, your details will need to be changed as necessary, perhaps altering the organisation of your hired Forklift