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Forklift Safety: Who Has the Right of Way?

With a weak economy and consumer confidence low, companies are closely watching revenue and profit margins. The few companies that are experiencing growth are holding off on non-essential costs such as building expansions or moving to larger facilities. Forklift Pedestrian Safety More work is being accomplished in tighter areas – that means forklifts and pedestrians […]

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4 Reasons to Purchase an Electric Pallet Jack

The material handling industry categorizes forklifts into various classes. The Class III product includes a variety of electric motor forklifts that are either walk-behind or standing-rider operated, such as the electric pallet jack. Regardless of the manufacturer, this category of forklifts carries a smaller price tag. While oftentimes the savings is enough, many companies find […]

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How the Aichi Scissor Lift Helps with OSHA Height Regulations

When general maintenance tasks require elevation, the quickest and easiest solution is to grab a ladder. However, a ladder has its limitations and falls continue to be a top-reported OSHA injury. OSHA Height Regulations What are the OSHA height regulations? For general industry workplaces, OSHA requires fall protection be provided to employees when elevations reach […]

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Training Your Operators on Forklift Plugging

A forklift feature designed to decrease wear and tear on forklift brakes, forklift plugging gives operators the ability to change direction of a forklift with an accelerator pedal and directional selector. Forklift plugging is also referred to as regenerative braking, regen or switch-back. Plugging on an Electric Forklift versus Engine Powered Forklift Engine powered forklifts […]

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Buying a Used Forklift

After determining to purchase a used forklift instead of new equipment, a buyer is faced with the dilemma of picking a reliable unit. Although it’s easy to weed out units not meeting warehouse specs, it can be difficult to differentiate two similar used forklifts. Choosing a Used Forklift Available History History of a forklift gives […]

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What to Do During a Forklift Tip-Over

On average 100 people lose their lives each year working on, or around forklifts, and almost half of those casualties result from forklift tip-over accidents. Engineering, accident statistics, eye-witness, and first-hand accounts tell us that if an operator stays inside the overhead guard area in the seat of the forklift, the operator’s chance of survival […]

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Industrial Mezzanines

Industrial mezzanines add capacity for space and storage within a building. The free-standing, semi-permanent floor system works well with facilities having high ceilings, making it ideal for warehousing, distribution or manufacturing. 5 Common Uses of Industrial Mezzanines Entry to a second floor modular office or observation deck utilizes unused vertical space while providing storage or […]

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Operating Forklifts on Ramps

When operating on a forklift ramp, slope or incline, the operator must follow specific travel rules for their own safety. A ramp is defined as a grade of 10% or more. Forklifts with a Load Drive with the load uphill on ramps Drive forward, load uphill going up a ramp Drive backward, load uphill going […]

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Forklift Emergency Service

If your company runs multiple work shifts that extend into evening or weekend hours, you may find yourself in an emergency situation caused by a forklift breakdown.  What options do you have for continuing production? What is forklift emergency service? Every location of ProLift offers forklift emergency service via toll-free phone number to customers. Available […]

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Used Forklift Lease

Purchasing a used forklift, but don’t have a budget to pay the full amount upfront? Your company can secure a used forklift lease. Types of Used Forklift Leases $1 option: After financing during a specified term, this forklift lease allows your company to own the used forklift. FMV: A full market value lease (FMV) also […]

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Toyota Forklift Advantages

If you are considering purchasing or renting a Toyota Forklift, you may be wondering how Toyota compares to another forklift manufacturer. ProLift is proud to be a Toyota Forklift dealer, supporting customers with their forklift and material handling needs. When asked about Toyota Forklift advantages, our sales reps highlighted features about forklift parts, service and […]

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Installing a Forklift Attachment Name Plate

A forklift name plate, also referred to as a capacity plate, data plate or data tag, is placed on the equipment to inform the operator how much weight can be lifted safely. Forklifts are required by law to have an accurate and legible name plate. Forklift Attachment Considerations Forklift attachments add weight in front of […]