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Rough Terrain

Rough Terrain

Conventional forklifts sit low and need a flat and firm surface on which to operate. Rough terrain forklifts offer the function of lifting and transporting which is not confined to spirit-level flat surfaces. There are numerous examples of situations where the ground is uneven and soft yet the activity requires forklifts that are stable and able to operate to that maximum efficiency.

Various activities

Agriculture and construction provide a different challenge to the forklift and this is where you need to look at specialised rough terrain forklifts that can operate on uneven ground . On the farm, the forklift may be required to lift bales, containers full of slurry or general repair materials such as posts and wiring.

In the construction industry, the Rough terrain forklift may be needed to move bricks, scaffolding or cement around a building site. The loads will vary every time and so will the weight involved.

Stability

Rough terrain forklifts have large flotation tyres developed specifically for outdoor use. The stability of a forklift is not something to take for granted anyway and much is dependent upon the centre of gravity which varies with the load and the height that it is being held.

If the centre of gravity changes outside the stability triangle it will tip. So what is the stability triangle? Well, imagine a three point suspension system and draw a line between the three points. The centre of gravity is a variable at any one time. The combined centre of gravity of vehicle and load must be understood at all times to avoid an accident, hence the importance of proper training for operators.

The load capacity maximum is on a plate on the vehicle but that reduces when the load is uncentred. That is often the case in industries such as recycling or the lifting of a load where the load’s centre of gravity can never be guaranteed to be within the optimum distance from the mast.  There is a tendency for the total centre of gravity, forklift and load to move forward, the more so if the load is at a height. If it moves outside that triangle, a tip is a real possibility.

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Manitou MSI1130D 3000kg Diesel Forklift
Manitou MSI1130D 3000kg Diesel Forklift
Fleet Number: AH1179
Model: MSI1130D
Availability: In Stock
£10,995.00
MANITOU MSI30D 3000KG DIESEL FORKLIFT
MANITOU MSI30D 3000KG DIESEL FORKLIFT
Fleet Number: AH455
Model: MSI30D
Availability: In Stock
£10,995.00
JCB 930-4 3000KG 1998 DIESEL TELESCOPIC HANDLER
JCB 930-4 3000KG 1998 DIESEL TELESCOPIC HANDLER
Fleet Number: 93113097
Model: 930-4
Availability: In Stock
£11,995.00
Manitou M-26-4 2600KG 2007 DIESEL TELESCOPIC HANDLER
Manitou M-26-4 2600KG 2007 DIESEL TELESCOPIC HANDLER
Fleet Number: 93118351
Model: M-26-4
Availability: In Stock
£15,294.00
Manitou M-26-4 2600KG 2007 DIESEL TELESCOPIC HANDLER
Manitou M-26-4 2600KG 2007 DIESEL TELESCOPIC HANDLER
Fleet Number: 93118352
Model: M-26-4
Availability: In Stock
£15,294.00
JCB 930-4 3000KG 2009 DIESEL TELESCOPIC HANDLER
JCB 930-4 3000KG 2009 DIESEL TELESCOPIC HANDLER
Fleet Number: 93116880
Model: 930-4
Availability: In Stock
£17,495.00
Agrimac Rough Terrain Forklift TH-160
Agrimac Rough Terrain Forklift TH-160
Standard Equipment:- Switchable 2 / 4 wheel drive road train. Inboard hydraulic brakes. Full power steering Hydraulic lever shock absorber lift / tilt Service b…
Fleet Number: New Agrimac TH-160
Model: TH-160
Availability: In Stock
£21,940.06
Agrimac Rough Terrain Forklift TH-210
Agrimac Rough Terrain Forklift TH-210
Standard Equipment:- Switchable 2 / 4 wheel drive road train. Inboard hydraulic brakes. Full power steering Hydraulic lever shock absorber lift / tilt Service b…
Fleet Number: New Agrimac TH-210
Model: TH-210
Availability: In Stock
£24,757.85
Agrimac Rough Terrain TH-175C
Agrimac Rough Terrain TH-175C
Standard Equipment:- Switchable 2 / 4 wheel drive road train. Inboard hydraulic brakes. Full power steering Hydraulic lever shock absorber lift / tilt Service b…
Fleet Number: NewAgrimac TH-175C
Model: TH-175C
Availability: In Stock
£25,495.00
Agrimac Rough Terrain TH-250
Agrimac Rough Terrain TH-250
Standard Equipment:- Switchable 2 / 4 wheel drive road train. Inboard hydraulic brakes. Full power steering Hydraulic lever shock absorber lift / tilt Service b…
Fleet Number: New Agrimac TH-250
Model: TH-250
Availability: In Stock
£28,835.70
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