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Troubleshooting Your Forklift Breakdown and Preventing the Next One

Forklifts are a key component to your production schedule; therefore, having a forklift breakdown can greatly affect deadlines and your budget. The majority of service calls are due to the forklift leaking fluid or not starting. Other common issues are overheating, an inability to pull or non-working brakes. Making the Service Call When phoning the […]

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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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Is Forklift Bulldozing a Violation of OSHA Federal Law?

Forklift bulldozing is the act of using the tips of the forks on a forklift to push a heavy load. It is a practice often frowned upon for its many safety hazards. Forklift Bulldozing Safety Hazards Visibility is lost, putting the forklift operator and pedestrians at risk for an impact Loads are not safely arranged, […]

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Safety Tips for Your Forklift Forks

As a forklift dealer, ProLift receives questions regarding forks and how to maintain safe forklift operation. Common questions include: We are planning to drill a hole in our forklift’s forks to install a chain that will help us move our product. What are the guidelines for modifying forks? Forks that have been altered without the […]

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Do You Have the Right Forks On Your Forklift?

There’s nothing standard about a pair of forklift forks. They are a key component to your forklift and not having the right type puts your product and employees at risk. If your company frequently switches forks or purchased the forklift secondhand, you may be at higher risk for having forks that aren’t compatible. Forklift Forks […]

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Fork Position of a Forklift

Do you know the best fork position on your forklift? Knowing the correct answer may seem insignificant, but it is a skill that requires education of the operator as well as enforcement of the rules. It reduces accidents, but more importantly reduces the severity of injuries when accidents do happen. Forks: Driving Due to the operator’s […]

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Worn Forks Can Take Your Forklift Out Of Service

Regular inspection of your forklift forks will help you determine when it’s time for forklift forks replacement. Your forklift’s forks are required to be inspected every 12 months and in case of severe application, more often. Forklift Forks Wear Standards During your fork inspection, you may find 10% or more wear. This discovery means you have […]