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Electric Forklifts versus IC Forklifts

The great debate – electric forklifts versus internal combustion (IC) forklifts. This decision is not only for new companies. Established companies may also weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each fuel, especially if there is a shift of priorities to “go green.” Electric Forklift Advantages The forklift industry has experienced a shift in sales, with […]

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Industrial Floor Scrubbers Encourage You to Toss the Mop

Companies put in hours of labor throughout the year to maintain clean warehouse floors. In addition to covering the area twice – once with a broom, once with a mop – the level of cleanliness is questionable. After a few swipes of the mop on the floor, the bucket’s water turns dark and now you’re […]

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Industrial Floor Sweepers and Scrubbers: Selecting the Right Equipment

When you’re making the investment in floor cleaning solutions for your warehouse, think about the overall process, including cleaning goals and floor space. Do you need an industrial floor sweeper or scrubber? This is the first question every company should address before their investment. Very quickly you can determine the right solution by asking – […]

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Selecting Brushes For Your Industrial Sweeper Scrubber

Dust, debris, oil and other residue all come to rest on your warehouse floor. It waits to be walked through, slipped on or kicked back into the air by your employees. Mopping alone can’t keep an industrial warehouse clean which is why many companies invest in an industrial sweeper and/or scrubber for their facility. Unique […]

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Placement of a High Velocity Low Speed (HVLS) Industrial Fan

We installed a high velocity low speed (HVLS) industrial fan in our warehouse, but our employees haven’t noticed a difference. Did we purchase the wrong fan? Just as having the right size and best number of HVLS industrial fans is important, the placement of the fan also matters to its effectiveness. The overall goal is […]

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Reach Truck versus Stand-Up Rider Forklift

Currently, our warehouse utilizes reach trucks for their ease of use in narrow aisles. In the next 6 months, our application will require our forklift operators to load and unload trailers. Can we continue using our reach trucks? For narrow aisle applications, reach trucks offer a clear advantage. Operators can perform work in aisles as […]

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Skid Steer Safety Training Requirements

Skid steer loaders are popular devices used to move loose materials and for light excavation. With a bevy of attachments, they are some of the most versatile pieces of equipment today. Used in construction, skid steers are also used for industrial applications. Their reputation for adaptability and taking abuse makes them attractive devices for various […]

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Maximize Storage Space with Very Narrow Aisle Forklifts

When storage capacity needs to be optimized, incorporating additional or taller pallet racking offers room for your product. However, this solution brings its own challenges. Will your forklifts have the ability to maneuver small spaces? Can the upright extend to the highest rack? Customers with high density warehouses invest in very narrow aisle forklifts to […]

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Order Picking Technologies, Storage and Equipment

Order picking, also known as order fulfillment, is the process of collecting, packaging and preparing items for shipment to the customer. Anything that moves out of the door of a warehouse or distribution center has to be picked – whether the order is for 20 pallets loaded onto a truck or 2,000 individual items (SKUs) […]

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Enforcing Rules for Semi-Truck Unloading

The majority of semi-truck drivers are paid by the mile or number of delivered loads. When their truck is sitting on a dock waiting to be unloaded, the driver’s schedule and paycheck can be affected. To put pressure on the dock crew, the driver may stand on the dock or back of the truck. The […]

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Aerial Equipment: Telehandlers

The telehandler has quickly become the equipment of choice for construction worksites. Because telehandlers are multi-purpose and perform on sites a standard forklift cannot maneuver, they are also good for masonry, residential landscape, oil and gas applications.  For example, in an industrial application, a telehandler can remove cargo from a trailer and place loads on […]

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4 Questions to Consider When Purchasing an Industrial Floor Sweeper

A sign of a safer, healthier warehouse environment is a clean floor. While the food and medical industries are mandated to provide a sanitary environment, manufacturing and industrial processes typically use processes that are dirty. When care is taken to minimize the resulting dirt and debris, not only are slip and fall hazards decreased but […]