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Internal Combustion Forklifts

An engine is a device that uses chemical energy – a fuel – to produce mechanical energy. Engines operating on this principle are called internal combustion engines and are used in an internal combustion forklift. Because automobiles use the same type of engine, many people are familiar with an internal combustion (IC) engine. While it […]

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Inspecting Forks: Fork Hooks, Heels & Tips

The forks on a forklift have a limited life span. Inspecting forks daily can ensure safer operation and should concentrate on 3 areas: fork hooks, heels and tips. Fork Hooks Hooks are vital welds on a forklift because they are the main source for lifting and carrying product. If a hook on a fork fails, […]

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Forklift Uprights

A forklift upright has five main components which work together to achieve lift. Most uprights have a number stamped onto the stationary outer-rail assembly or on a tag attached to the outer rail. The number identifies the model and type of upright, which can be referred to for a variety of reasons, including ordering compatible […]

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Forklift Tire Replacement: Bad Forklift Tires Equal a Bad Ride

Bad forklift tires can be a serious safety issue that creates stability issues for the forklift and its load, but forklift tire replacement is often overlooked. Forklift Tire Design Forklifts do not utilize suspension systems with springs or air-ride similar to over-the-road trucks. They use a suspension system much like a farm tractor. The front […]

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11 Questions For Choosing Forklift Safety Accessories

When placed in the proper warehouse atmosphere, forklift safety accessories can be effective for accident prevention; however, they should never replace the use of horns, spotters or areas restricted to pedestrian traffic. And, because an accessory is only as effective as the person using it, advantages of using the safety accessory should be stressed to […]

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Forklift Overhead Guards

The forklift overhead guard protects an operator from falling loads. Overhead guards for forklifts categorized as Class I, II, IV and V must meet the Falling Object Protection (FOP) requirement. In addition to the FOP standards, Class VII rough terrain forklifts with side operator cab locations must meet the Roll Over Protection (ROP) standard. Forklift […]

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Finding the Best Forklift Options

Consider your current forklift fleet. How long ago did you purchase the equipment? Has your production schedule or loads changed? Were the units purchased new or did you acquire used equipment with limited features? Although there is a perception that forklifts are commodities, no purchase is standard. When designed specifically for your warehouse and application, […]

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Forklift Operator Seat Ergonomics

One of the most important assets to your company is your group of dedicated employees and as the employer your goal is to reduce the risk of injury of your employees. Therefore, the comfort and safety of those employees should be a priority. For forklift operators, the majority of their work day requires sitting for […]

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Types of Forklift Manuals

To provide a thorough overview of the forklift, three types of forklift manuals are available. Each manual is geared toward a unique audience, but all have a goal of keeping your forklift dependable and safe. Selecting a Forklift Manual Forklift operator manual: This manual provides the operator with an overview of the forklift’s features and […]

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Ordering a Toyota Forklift Parts Manual

  ProLift is a full-service Toyota Forklift dealer, covering areas of Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. We can help you source forklift manuals for your Toyota Forklift, including its forklift parts manual. Toyota Forklift Parts Manual FAQ How can I order a forklift parts manual? To order, contact a ProLift parts specialist and provide your forklift’s […]

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Selecting a Forklift Mast

Forklift masts are basic components of a forklift, but depending on your warehouse design, it’s important you have the correct type on your forklift. There are four basic types of forklift masts: standard, duplex, triple stage and quad. Before purchasing your forklift, whether new or used, research the measurements required for your warehouse and daily […]

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Forklift Oil Leaks

Are you spotting forklift oil on the warehouse floor? Or, is forklift oil being replenished every two weeks to manage a leak? Forklift oil leaks are bothersome and depending on the source of a forklift oil leak, the repair can be expensive. If the leak isn’t resolved easily with a hose or O-ring replacement, the issue […]