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A buyers' guide to cash & carry trucks

“Three wheels on my wagon and I'm not rolling along!”

cash & carry trolleysThe UK's ‘Cash & Carry’ grocery wholesaling trade was first reported as starting in June 1957 with the opening of Vye and Son in Ramsgate, a subsidiary of the Home & Colonial Group. But Lawrence Batley is widely accredited as the originator of the concept in the UK and in April 1958, L. Batley & Co. of Huddersfield opened a large 30,000 sq. ft. modern cash & carry warehouse which was by far the biggest of its kind to date.

04 April 2019/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (135)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Reel lifters

The benefits of owning one and what you need to consider before purchase

light duty stackerWhilst every company is unique in its own way, the work problems it can encounter on a daily basis are often shared throughout industry. Action Handling has a 48 year trading history, during which it has accrued a fountain of knowledge, so when it comes to finding solutions for work problems, we can often pull on previous projects completed for other customers with similar hurdles to jump.

19 October 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (437)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3

Better to be safe than sorry when handling gas cylinders

Helpful advice for moving and storing dangerous cylinders

gas cylinder handlingBefore buying cylinder handling and storage equipment it is important to understand and assess how different types of cylinders need to be handled and also to establish the actual requirements of individual gases by identifying them in the first place.

01 October 2018/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (346)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3

Uplifting

Forklift truck attachments

Forklift truck attachmentsForklift trucks are an indispensible piece of equipment for many in the materials handling industry. Traditionally used for lifting and stacking, they can also be customised by adding attachments, adding to their versatility within your business.

11 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (542)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0

Drum Beat

Storage drum uses

drum lifting equipmentSteel drum barrels have been in use for many years to store and transport various items. They've also been used in less orthodox circumstances, such as musical instruments native to Trinidad and Tobago, urban bonfire pits and even by several daredevils who decided to tackle Niagara Falls inside steel drums of varying shapes and sizes. One bright spark even enclosed his drum in inner tubes (amazingly, he survived).

11 September 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (510)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0

Utilise gravity and increase productivity

How to choose a gravity roller conveyor


bendy conveyorGravity roller conveyor is often referred to as gravity conveyor, roller conveyor or just plain old conveyor. Conveyor in its most basic form is made up of an outer framework and a series of rollers fitted within that frame over which goods can be rolled from point A to B.

20 April 2017/Author: Dee Jones/Number of views (656)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

Turntable trucks

Helping you to move goods efficiently

Turntable TruckThere are many types of hand truck or trolley available to the industrial sector today and many of them have names that we have all heard of before…..flatbed truck, rough terrain truck, platform truck, hand trailer, warehouse truck etc. Sometimes they seem to be referred to as trucks and sometimes as trolleys. What`s the difference? To be honest I`m not quite sure anybody really knows! Certainly Wikipedia seems to struggle with that.

28 July 2016/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1097)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6

How to choose the correct stacker truck

Questions to ask yourself when choosing a stacker truck

A stackerThey lift and move pallets of goods around from point to point and are generally used in warehouses, factories and goods inwards departments. Some models are often used to move un-palletised goods like machine parts, boxes, drums and cartons but then they would normally need to be fitted with a fork platform or lifting attachment to suit the load.

07 July 2016/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (950)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3

Pallet truck repairs

Maintain it, repair it or send it to the skip?

Pallet truck being servicedMy TV repair man came around the other week to fix a problem with my 10 year old flat screen LED. I was somewhat surprised when to my joy the problem was fixed and it only cost me £78. I was expecting the usual ‘Oh sorry mate, that model must be at least 2 years old and you might as well throw it away and buy another one’.

14 June 2016/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1276)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Three-in-one sack truck

One product that does three jobs!

Three Way Sack TruckWith such an array of hand trucks and trolleys flooding the industrial market place it can sometimes be totally baffling to know which sack truck or trolley to select for your workplace or indeed even home use. The choice seems endless from folding foot, fixed toe plate, mesh infill back, curved back the list of different variations of the product are vast and that’s before we even get into the realms of handles and wheeling, So to find a sack truck that can perform a host of applications there may well be a very savvy choice.

07 June 2016/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1063)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.6

Growing Begonias

Drown them all Sir!

Garden Centre BarrowIt's that time of the year when keen or even not so keen gardeners turn their attentions to the planting of garden plants. A very good friend of mine and knowledgeable gardener tells me that Begonias need a damn good regular drowning and that sweet peas need lots of loving care and attention. Bulbs like Gladioli can be planted at this time of year but one should ensure that the deciduous trees in the locality have to be well 'into leaf' to offer their protection to the soil. Now quite how he knows all these things are a complete mystery to me seeing as he seems to spend all his time in the bookies or the pub!! But what I do know, is that he knows his garden plants ... and I don't!

 

04 March 2016/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1137)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.5

Cash & Carry

More ... see it, pick it and wheel it

Cash and carry truckFrom its humble beginnings in the mid nineteen twenties the Wholesale Warehouse more latterly known as the Cash & Carry, although the first street appearance of the term is widely accredited to Lawrence Batley who didn't open Batley's Cash and Carry in Huddersfield until 1958.

22 February 2016/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1091)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Trucking around

A materials handling essential

trucking aroundWhen we refer to trucks in the materials handling industry, we are referring to a wheeled platform used to convey loads in a warehouse or factory setting. Sometimes these trucks can be motorised, and they come in many shapes and sizes, depending on their end use. Action Handling has supplied trucks to industries across the UK for over forty years, and we have a large range of different types available.

13 November 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1114)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

A Good Housekeeper

NuKeeper Product Range

a good housekeeperOur NuKeeper product range offers an extensive choice of cleaning equipment, opening up a multitude of possibilities within the professional cleaning sector. Much of the product range is unique, with key patented features designed to blend today’s technology with our own brand of quality-based common-sense engineering.

 
02 November 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (933)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Sack truck buyer's guide

Which sack truck?

sack truck buyers guideFor the past forty years, Action Handling have supplied trucks and trolleys in a huge range of designs, sizes and capabilities to clients across the UK, so you could say we’re pretty familiar with them. We understand that, for the average user, your requirements may just be for “a standard sack truck”. However, when we further analyse the everyday use of the machine, it allows us to supply the most suitable equipment for your specific needs. If you are wondering which sack truck, what sack truck or are just looking for a description of sack trucks this buyer's guide will help.

 
28 October 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1442)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.7

Conveyor systems

Keeping on track

Keeping on TrackMany of us can remember the famous scene from ‘I Love Lucy’, where Lucy and Ethel was working at the Acme Candy factory, wrapping chocolates on a conveyer belt. The belt speeds up and the candies arrive more and more quickly, leading to hilarity (wonderfully conveyed by the expressive Lucille Ball). It’s a scene that has been re-used and parodied and paid homaged to many times since, and is considered one of the most famous episodes of I Love Lucy ever.

03 October 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1010)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0

Weighing things up

Weighing up your options for material handling

Weighing things upIn the collection at the British Museum, among many other fine things, is a small cast lion weight, found in what is now modern day Turkey. Made from a tin/bronze alloy and dating to the fifth century BC, it’s evidence of the fact that weights have been used to measure commodities for trade since ancient times, just as they are today.

27 July 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (951)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Uplifting

Customising your forklift truck

Forklift truck imageForklift trucks are an indispensible piece of equipment for many in the materials handling industry. Traditionally used for lifting and stacking, they can also be customised by adding attachments, adding to their versatility within your business.

22 April 2015/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (1013)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

How to choose, use and look after a pallet truck

Pallet Trucks are great for moving heavy loads

One of the most popular pieces of equipment used in the UK is the simple pallet truck. They are often referred to as pump trucks, lift trucks, stillage trucks and probably a multitude of other names but in essence they all do the same job in lifting pallets for ease of movement and transportation.

 

24 November 2014/Author: Sharon Ensbury/Number of views (2314)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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