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Choosing a Forklift Dealer versus a Wholesaler for Your Used Forklift Needs

When you’re responsible for keeping the department’s budget in line, every major purchase matters. It’s tempting to let price be the deciding factor when purchasing a used forklift, but this may only be a short-term gain. Considering the impact your forklift has on daily production, it must be safe and reliable. Used Forklift Reconditioning A […]

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Forklift Clamp Attachment

A forklift clamp attachment can enhance your daily production and are made for a variety of applications. The clamp attachment lifts and moves the product to place on the production line, or stacks it for future use. Since most products moved by clamps are not on pallets, it’s important to review the design and fragility […]

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Forklift Oil Leaks

“We have to add a little oil every two weeks. It’s cheaper than fixing the leak!” – See more at: http://proliftequipment.com/blog/index.php/page/2/#sthash.SPwm44Td.dpuf 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 […]

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Avoid Surprises on Your Forklift Rental Invoice

The project is over. Your forklift rental was picked up and now you’re scanning the invoice. Unfortunately, there’s a line item you don’t recall discussing when securing the rental. You make a mental note to call the dealer in the morning – one more thing to do! The unique operations of rental providers may cause […]

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Forklift Rental: What To Expect When You Rent

A need for a forklift can be immediate or planned. Immediate needs can occur due to broken equipment, seasonal needs, or unexpected demand while planned needs are usually a result of bidding, contractual projects. For immediate needs, short-term projects and specialty lifts, the solution is renting. Forklifts can be rented daily, weekly, or monthly to […]

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8 Tips For Changing a Forklift LP Tank

Because liquid propane (LP) is a flammable and explosive gas, changing an LP tank on a forklift offers risks. To keep ourselves and co-workers safe, we must act responsibly. Changing a Forklift LP Tank Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) The fuel inside the LP tank is contained at a high pressure and has a temperature […]

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Moving Product with an Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV)

When building product requires a repetitive process one with the product visiting various stations historically companies invested in a conveyor. Today more companies are requiring flexibility of their production line and this is a solution an automatic guided vehicle (AGV) can provide. AGV: Warehouse Applications To qualify as an AGV candidate, the product should move […]

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Forklift Safety for Ramps, Slopes and Inclines

A ramp, slope or incline is defined as an angle that exceeds 10%, or approximately one foot rise for every ten feet of ramp or incline. OSHA 1910.178(n)(7) addresses regulations for ramps, slopes or inclines that must be followed any time a powered industrial truck is on a defined incline. OSHA Regulations for Ramps 1910.178(n)(7)(i) […]

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Equipment Options for Your Toyota Reach Truck

Reach trucks are the ideal forklift for narrow aisle operation in your warehouse and distribution center. Their ability to maneuver within tight aisles provides the opportunity to increase your pallet racking and storage. To enhance productivity for your specific application and the operator’s experience, reach truck options are available. Popular Toyota Reach Truck Options and […]

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Forklift Maintenance Programs: Guaranteed vs Planned Maintenance

After investing in a new or used forklift, consideration should be made to enhancing the asset’s life through regular forklift maintenance. The two most common options are guaranteed maintenance and planned maintenance. With both programs, experienced technicians will catch potential problems early, helping you avoid safety issues, costly breakdowns and hours of lost productivity. The servicing […]

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Do You Need a Forklift License?

In 1999, OSHA revised their powered industrial truck guidelines to require all operators attend a forklift safety training class that includes formal instruction, hands-on training and an evaluation of the operator’s performance on the worksite. Conducted by a trainer with knowledge and experience, the forklift training must be received upon hire and renewed every 3 […]

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Forklift Leasing: How Long Should You Lease?

You’ve weighed the pros and cons of leasing your forklift versus a purchase and have decided to lease. Historically your company has selected a 5-year term; however, a shorter term lease could benefit your production and budget. Consider these factors when determining the length of your lease term: Forklift Lease Utilization The typical lease includes […]