The corporate video production for Durham Box is close to finishing – we just need to add the final captions to the videos before launch.

The Durham Box video production is a two-part project – a corporate video production, which shows the box manufacturing capacity of the facility, and a second video which is to be displayed in the website header (the latter which will have two versions; one with and one without sound).

This video snippet is just a preview of the off-loading part of the video, which will be at the end of the corporate video production itself.

Watch this space!

Forklift Facts

A forklift (also called a lift truck, jitney, fork hoist, and forklift truck) is a powered industrial truck that can lift and move materials over short distances. Many companies developed the forklift in the early 20th century, including Clark, which made transmissions, and Yale & Towne Manufacturing, which made hoists. The use and development of forklift trucks have greatly increased worldwide since World War II. In manufacturing and warehousing, forklifts have become an essential piece of equipment.

Forklift hydraulics are either controlled directly by levers manipulating hydraulic valves or by electrically controlled actuators using smaller levers called ‘finger levers’. The latter option allows forklift designers more flexibility in ergonomic design.

Forklift trucks come in many variations and capacities. In a typical warehouse setting, most forklifts have load capacities between one and five tons. Larger machines, up to 50 tons lift capacity, are used for lifting heavier loads, including loaded shipping containers.

Aside from controlling the forks (also known as blades or tines), the operator can tilt the mast to compensate for a load’s tendency to angle the blades toward the ground and risk slipping off the forks. In addition, tilt provides a limited ability to operate on uneven ground.