Big Red Button

Just reading this weeks news (13 January 2022) and I had to chuckle reading the article at the end by Danny Maron and his last paragraph suggesting that manufacturers do away with the "big red button" on powered pallet trucks so that when an operative gets caught between the truck and a hard place they learn their lesson of paying attention to their training (that is of course provided they had training....)

I am sure trainees on my courses go to sleep with the following words echoing in their heads:

Direction - Observation - Brake

Look where you are going not where you have been

But on a serious note I tend to agree with Danny that sometimes a painful lesson would be a good thing but you just know that if anybody did design a truck without the button then the amount of lawsuits that woud follow would probably be astronomical.
  • Posted 13 Jan 2022 20:08
  • Discussion started by Tat2dPete
  • Strathclyde, United Kingdom
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Actually, the problem lies in that the 'Big' Red Button, isn't that well, big! And... in many instances of 'practical' use of the Tiller Arm to manoeuvre a Pallet or Stacker Truck in cramped spaces, the operator can't always be between the Red Button and the obstacle they're about to be crushed against. So they hold the Tiller to their side, making the Red Button, redundant.

The Answer is to connect the Red Button circuit to an ACKBelt® Anti-Crush Kick-Belt™, fitted around the base of the truck, increasing the 'Red Button's' Ca. 8sqcm by over 800%!

Improving and increasing safety can be as simple as that. And... it can also offer a big saving in truck damage to plant and goods. Win-Win!
  • Posted 18 Aug 2022 20:47
  • Modified 22 Aug 2022 09:33 by administrator
  • Reply by Steve_W
  • Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Improving Anti-Crush Safety!
Obviously my editorial was tongue in cheek. I am not suggesting the removal of the big red button, although I think they should lol. It is a safety tool no doubt, and it is there for a reason, because people walk backwards while the pallet truck is moving forward. Does not make sense to me but hey, what can you do. You cannot be there 24/7 to babysit these operators and they'll do whatever they want once the training has been completed.
  • Posted 17 Aug 2022 00:13
  • Modified 31 Aug 2022 04:03 by poster
  • Reply by dan_m
  • Ontario, Canada
Constantly Lifting The Standard!
Sorry I double clutched
  • Posted 15 Jan 2022 21:31
  • Modified 15 Jan 2022 21:33 by poster
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States
"Have An Exceptional Day!"
Ron White* said it best - "You can't fix stupid"
*American comedian from Fritch, Texas. My most favorite comedian right after Johnny Carson.
Do a Goggle Search if you haven't heard of him. There are 3 U tubes on the 'net here is one. Hope this link makes it thru - eliminate the spaces and replace the (dot) and replace with a.
www (dot)google (dot) com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjoofOqv7P1AhVWKEQIHUCjDFsQwqsBegQIKhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D-qasG04R2Qg&usg=AOvVaw3tbTX08TcIJ1VgDp2O8Ftf
  • Posted 15 Jan 2022 21:29
  • Modified 15 Jan 2022 21:29 by poster
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States
"Have An Exceptional Day!"
Heck I triple clutched - its' H E " TWO HOCKEY STICKS or L L"being a '44 model. Turn those sticks upside down and that is my age. But Pura Vida
  • Posted 15 Jan 2022 21:04
  • Modified 15 Jan 2022 22:46 by poster
  • Reply by johnr_j
  • Georgia, United States
"Have An Exceptional Day!"
The words that keep echoing in my head You cannot hire an idiot cheap enough!
  • Posted 14 Jan 2022 22:01
  • Reply by Dexter1212
  • Texas, United States

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