Case in UK : Modify a used forklift

One of JB BATTERY clients in UK, they buy used forklifts. Repairing these used forklifts, ensure them work. Modifying some funtion for machines’ high efficiency. Upgrading the battery of the used forklifts, generally use lithium-ion battery instead of Lead-Acid battery, so they can more powerful with the high performance lithium battery. After that, Our client can sell these modified forklifts a very good price.

Buying a used forklift in UK comes with a lot of upsides: they’re more affordable, buyers know they can handle the workload, and it’s fairly quick to build a material handling fleet with used lift trucks. however, with used forklifts, the build choices are more limited, and that means the used forklift buyers can lose flexibility in your operations. So, my client offers forklift attachments and mods can make the used lift trucks more versatile.

What to know about used forklift mods and attachments
Let’s take a look at some of the most common questions fleet managers have about used forklift modifications and attachments.

The benefit of modifying a used forklift
The most common use of forklift mods is to make the fleet more versatile. Need to lift rollers, barrels, battery or something other than standard pallets? A bale or roller clamp may be the mod need to get the job done. Other common mods could include fork extensions, scales, and carpet poles.

Are any forklift mods dangerous or illegal?
This is kind of a tricky question because almost every modification to a forklift has to be judged on an individual level. In general, it can be dangerous, against regulations, and generally inadvisable to pursue any modification to a forklift that would drastically alter its capacity, intended use, or balance.

Of course, any attachment will change the forklift’s general use. Adding an attachment adds weight, which will reduce its capacity. Larger attachments, like a carpet pole, can greatly affect capacity. If the pole is fairly long, it will further extend the load center.

In general, any mod should not try to interfere or change the lifting mechanism of the forklift. That can sometimes be tough to judge, which is why you will want a certified expert to install your attachments or modifications. For example, adding an additional lifting point to the truck by drilling holes and securing eye bolts to the forks would be altering its intended use, and heavily inadvisable.

What about operator training for used forklift with mods?
An important thing to remember is that with any forklift or material handling device, whether used or new, is that the attachment or mod turns the forklift into a completely different machine. That means that any operator will need to undergo training on the forklift with a new modification or attachment. After all, it’s no use to modify your used forklifts if they cannot be safely driven.

For most UK operations, modifications and attachments should be handled by certified technicians. If you purchased your used forklift from a dealer, more often than not they can perform modifications or add your preferred attachments. Like my client, also can perform the work you need done on a used forklift you’ve purchased in the past, depending on the modification or attachment that you want performed on the truck.

JB BATTERY can offer the suitable forklift batteries to modify used forklifts.
JB BATTERY high performance LiFePO4 lithium-ion forklift battery are suitable many popular forklift brands, and can effectively install modifications or attachments that make your forklifts more effective. JB BATTERY also offers customized forklift battery service: different size, different shape, different voltage, different capacity. It will make the forklift modifications more perfect.

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