A low step-in height makes repeatedly going on and off, particularly in intense order picking operations, easier and less tiring, keeping workers more productive and motivated throughout the shift. Going a step further, a remote drive solution can improve ergonomics even more. This concept allows the operator to move the truck forward without having to ride on it. The operator can simply advance the truck in a picking aisle with a small finger-operated remote control. This easy and efficient hands-free solution enables him/her to walk behind or next to the truck, reducing the need to go on/off it all the time.
Manual material handling requires a lot of pulling, carrying, and bending, which make the perfect recipe for strain on the worker's body, possibly leading to injuries and absences of work. When pulling loads, a compact tow tractor will support the smooth movement of the goods. Electric tow vehicles are easy and safe to use, helping you to manoeuvre goods in small areas and getting them to the right location in an ergonomic and quick way.
Forklift drivers spend most of their time on the truck. Therefore, a good seat that can be adjusted to their preferences, with controls easy in reach, and an overall layout that facilitates their daily work, are critical and will contribute to a motivated worker. Especially when working repetitively at height, neck and shoulders are experiencing strain. A cab that tilts when lifting the load will reduce this stress and keep the operator more focused and productive.
Solutions don't have to be complex. Elevating loads to a comfortable height for load transfer, functioning as a height-adjustable work table, will give operators a more comfortable working posture. A photocell to monitor the height of the top of the load will make it even easier: as items are moved on and off, the fork height is automatically adjusted to a comfortable level for the operator.
Working conditions outdoor can be hard due to rain, wind and sun. Thinking about health and productivity, proper protection is needed. Depending on the working conditions, windshields, wipers, doors (canvas or metal), heaters, etc, can be fitted to your forklift to make working outdoors as comfortable as indoors.