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The Sweet Taste of Success: How Our Winery's Forklift Upgrade Helped Us Crush Productivity Goals

Are you a winemaker looking for a reliable forklift to help you during harvesting season? Look no further than the TASK Forklifts battery electric forklift range! We are proud to have helped vineyards across SA and Victoria make the most of their time and staff with our top-of-the-line forklifts.


One of our satisfied customers is a boutique winery located in SA’s McLaren Vale region. They recently upgraded to our new TASK A-Series battery-electric forklift with a 360 Fork Rotator and Load Hold Down attachment and have been reaping the benefits during their busy harvesting season.




According to wineries general manager and winemaker, John Carter, their old forklift, which was over 30 years old, had served them well, but it was time for an upgrade. Their new TASK A-Series forklift has proven to be reliable and efficient, particularly during processing, where they handle around 70 tonnes of fruit each year.


With the Fork Rotator and Load Hold Down attachment, the forklift can pick up 450kg bins of fruit and rotate them 360 degrees in either direction, ensuring that the grapes are processed without any damage. The load hold-down bar prevents the bin from getting dumped along with the grapes. This attachment has been a game-changer for the boutique winery. “We only get one shot at it, and when the grapes are ready to be harvested, they must come off straight away. There is no time to waste when making high-quality wine."



Mr Carter also had nothing but positive things to say about our TASK Forklifts team in Adelaide, who provided excellent service and efficiency throughout the process. While this particular boutique winery may be a small business, they highly recommend TASK Forklifts to others in the industry.


We are proud to help vineyards of all sizes make more efficient use of their limited time and staff. Our long-standing partnership with winemakers across South Australia, and Victoria has allowed us to understand their unique needs and provide custom solutions that deliver significant benefits, especially during the busy harvesting season.


Whether you need a battery-electric forklift, a speciality attachment, or maintenance and support services, we are here to help you make the most out of your investment. Contact us today to learn more!


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