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    Any Forklift Drivers HERE>>>>

    Last edited by Bry1975; 13th March 2018 at 11:11.

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    I give that an 8/10. Reckon I could have done that back when I was in my prime!






    **Disclaimer - probably not, I specialised in destroying racking, dropping 1000 gallon pallets of sauce and running managers over**


    ***Extra disclaimer - I only did each of those things once in ten years driving***

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    I have licence for forklift.



    I could not do this in 1000 years.

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    Last time I did a ‘trick’ with a fork lift truck it didn’t end great
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    I was responsible for this - that`s one ton of granulated PVC compound on the floor.
    Do you realise how far that stuff spreads when dropped from a forklift and how long it takes to sweep up one ton of granulated PVC compound...?


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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    I was responsible for this - that`s one ton of granulated PVC compound on the floor.
    Do you realise how far that stuff spreads when dropped from a forklift and how long it takes to sweep up one ton of granulated PVC compound...?


    Is that a "bendi"?! That's what I drove when I worked in the freezers. Sadly the firm swapped them for "flexi" trucks (same thing but slower). Easy to get sideways in the rain though. Not that driving that way is to be condoned....

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    Wow. I drive one occasionally, but could never achieve that level of accuracy and delicacy.
    Very impressive. I wonder how many attempts it took to nail.

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    Why do they need such a large machine just to lift forks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Why do they need such a large machine just to lift forks?
    In the old days you could order the fork handles separately from pretty much anywhere. These days the handles are integrated so the forks are much heavier. So much for progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfat33 View Post
    In the old days you could order the fork handles separately from pretty much anywhere. These days the handles are integrated so the forks are much heavier. So much for progress.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post


    Thanks for that. Ah those were the days. Reminds me of when I got a Saturday job in the local hardware store - dishing out paraffin, bags of nails etc., a middle class boy learning the ways of the world. I once spent 20 minutes looking for ‘half a bars’ in the stock room, getting more and more embarrassed at having to ask the customer to repeat the name.

    Eventually the shop owner pointed to the sacks of ‘Arthur Bowers’ compost and I learned that not everyone spoke posh.

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    I once drove a forklift through a wharehouse door and caused a reasonable amount of damage.
    To their eternal credit,the two store managers not only saw the funny side but also helped me shoehorn the shutters back shut with the aid of some sledgehammers.

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