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28th June 2019

What is the right forklift for your job?

When you need to hire a forklift you normally know what you need it to do. Forklifts have a specific role that involves the lifting and transport of materials, generally on pallets. Forklifts are an essential item in commercial and industrial warehouses, event spaces, on worksites and anywhere where there is a large quantity of objects that humans cannot lift. There’s a range of forklifts for hire that are capable of completing work for jobs with materials less than 1 tonne in weight up to 50 tonnes in weight. Diesel forklifts for hire are capable of lift the most weight, although petrol forklifts for hire are still capable of lifting up to 20 tonne. Electric forklifts for hire are best suited to smaller jobs and can only lift up to 5 tonne.The traditional role of a forklift is transporting pallets of material in warehouses, either moving the pallets from storage to trucks or from trucks to storage. However in recent years the role of a forklift has expanded as is the types of sites they are used at. If you need materials lifted and relocated a forklift is an ideal hire for you. Here we’ve put together three questions that you should be able to answer when you call a forklift hire supplier.

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27th June 2019

Do you need a license to operate a forklift?

The forklift hire process can be strenuous when you’re new to operating forklifts, or don’t have any plant hire contacts. It’s important to work out whether or not you need licenses to operate machinery, as unnecessarily wet hiring a forklift could potentially drive your project expenses up. Forklift safety is no joke, with approximately 400 people being injured as a result of forklifts in Victoria alone.

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31st January 2019

A step-by-step guide to building a retaining wall

 Steps to build a retaining wall: Know the lay of the land - contact Dial Before You Dig Draft your wall design Finalise plans and mark out area Excavate area and trench Lay and compact road base Lay steel bar grid/mesh and set up wooden forms Pour footing - lay cement and sand mix Screed and level the cement/sand mix Lay first row of bricks Fill first layer of bricks with blue metal aggregate Optional - Install drainage pipe Lay remaining layers of bricks Remove lugs from top layer Install caps Allow everything to dry

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