The counterbalance truck is the most commonly uses type of forklift truck in industry.
Counterbalance forklift trucks may be driven either through electric motors or internal combustion engine ie. diesel or gas powered. The type of power is dependent on the industry need ie. electric trucks are mostly used as internal trucks, handling food or other products that may be contaminated by engine fumes. The internal combustion engine types are generally used for external tasks, such as loading and unloading vehicles and moving non perishable goods in a yard.
Categories of counterbalance forklift trucks:
- B1 - Lift truck up to and including 5 tonne
- B2 - Lift truck over 5 tonne - up to and including 15 tonne
- B3 - Lift truck over 15 tonne
Attachments are commonly fitted to enhance the variety of tasks that these expensive vehicles can perform. Popular attachments are side-shift, fork positioners, paper reel clamps and also non hydraulic attachments such as jibs, drum handlers, fork-mounted work platform, etc.
Types of forklift training courses available are novice, refresher and training for individuals with limited/previous experience. Forklift certificate issued on successful completion.
We offer a variety of courses for this type of equipment. There is a maximum ratio of 3 candidates per course. Courses include refresher training including re-test suitable only for candidates who already hold valid certification on the same machine type, conversion training for candidates wishing to convert from one type of machine to another, experienced operator with no previous formal training, and novice.
Course durations will depend on the number of candidates, and level of experience, but are typically between 1 day and 5 days.
Contact us to establish how many days you are likely to need.
Counterbalance training can be carried out on your premises or at our fully equipped training centre in Sittingbourne. We run LPG, diesel, and electrically operated counterbalance trucks to make training as comprehensive as possible.