Fun loving facts about forklifts

Forklifts are used for a variety of tasks throughout the manufacturing, construction and warehouse industries. You can find them in new and used versions such as the Used Plant Machinery from places such as

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Here are some interesting facts about forklifts that you may not have heard before.

  • Forklifts get a bad reputation for causing accidents. This generally is not the case. Those people using forklifts are required to pass a safety test before they are allowed to operate these vehicles and recent studies showed that only around 1% of workplace accidents that occur annually are actually linked to forklifts.
  • Forklifts have appeared in police cases – robbers used a forklift to steal a cash machine in America. The forklift rammed into the machine and lifted it from its foundations. Of course their getaway was somewhat a slow one and it didn’t take long for the thieves to be caught.

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  • Forklifts are built to last which is why used ones are incredibly popular. They are made from durable materials and the thick tread on the tyres means that they can withstand a number of different extreme ground conditions with the operator sat safely in the cab area of the machinery.