Workplaces such as warehouses, ports, factories and freight terminals rely on forklifts. Forklifts are designed for traversing very flat, short distances and they provide practical materials handling solutions for a wide range of businesses, but forklifts are also associated with a high number of workplace injuries, many of which are completely preventable. Transporting trailers using a purpose-built forklift trailer prevents high risk situations.
The safest way to transport forklifts
According to Worksafe Queensland, most forklift incidents involve unloaded forklifts. Unloaded forklifts are often travelling too fast, too far across uneven or unsuitable surfaces when they cause serious safety incidents. A safer, more efficient option to transport forklifts from A to B is to use a forklift trailer.
The only Australian-made, purpose-built forklift trailer in the marketplace is Drake Trailers’ forklift trailer with its low load angle specifically designed to provide optimal safety for light multiple vehicles that require a low approach angle. Features include:
- low tare, multiple loaded items
- 2.3 degree load angle
- 15 tonne capacity
- Independent hydraulic suspension
- Radio remote controlled 12,000lb winch
- 5 x toolboxes fitted into the top deck
- Optional length variations
Safety and compliance are the highest priorities at Drake Trailers. As well as applying stringent safety standards across our own production processes, our design team considers the operational safety risks of every trailer in our range and aims to minimise those risks in the design phase, before it hits the production line.
Using the best materials, quality components and state-of-the-art production methods allows us to produce transport trailers that consistently exceed the expectations of our clients. For more information about our forklift trailer or a completely custom-built trailer designed for your business, contact us today.