toyota forklift advantages

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 […]

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How to Choose a Used Forklift Warranty

New forklift equipment offers a standard warranty from the manufacturer; however, used forklifts may present you with a variety of options. Details of a used forklift warranty, including items repaired and period of coverage will differ by seller. How can you choose the best used forklift warranty for your company? Forklift Warranty: Evaluate production hours […]

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Is Your Forklift Designed for Forklift Plugging?

If your forklift is battery powered, it is very likely that plugging is a good practice, but engine powered forklifts should not be plugged. Forklift plugging, also known as regenerative braking, regen or switch-back, allows operators to change direction of the forklift using only the directional controller and accelerator pedal. By eliminating the use of […]

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Burden Carriers Carry People

If your company needs to carry and transport people throughout the facility, you are not limited to personnel carriers. Burden carriers also carry people. Burden Carrier Customization Known more for carrying a load, burden carriers can be customized with a second fold-away bench seat that lets you carry up to 4 people comfortably. Trying to […]

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Electric Forklift Maintenance

Ease of maintenance is an advantage often mentioned about electric forklifts. However, like internal combustion forklifts, regular intervals for electric forklift maintenance help decrease breakdowns. What are the most important items to inspect during electric forklift maintenance? Motor Cables Every modern forklift has at least 2 electric motors that have a minimum of 3 cables […]

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Forklift Plugging

Forklift plugging is common practice that should be encouraged for its benefit of reducing brake wear. What is forklift plugging? Plugging, also called regenerative braking, regen or switch-back, occurs when an operator traveling in one direction uses the directional selector to switch to the opposite direction. The motor control circuit, motor and forklift battery combine […]

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Evaluating Your Forklift Tires For Replacement

It’s easy to assume forklift tire maintenance will be manageable and budget-friendly; however, unless the tire experiences major damage, forklift tire replacement is often overlooked. To help you make an informed decision, this article highlights common issues concerning forklift tires. Forklift Tires: Chunking When a forklift tire loses part of its tread, this is called […]

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Forklift Tire Options

“What type of forklift tire is best suited for my application?” Some forklifts use only a specific tire, but if restrictions are not an issue, it is important to know the best forklift tire options for your application. Forklift Cushion Tires Cushion tired forklifts have a tire that is made by bonding rubber to a […]

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How Important is the Age of a Used Forklift?

A search for used forklifts will produce a variety of results. Before making your final selection, you’ll need to compare several factors about the forklifts, including age. So, how important is the age of a used forklift? Used Forklift Hours of Usage A forklift life cycle is calculated by hours of usage, not age. Most […]

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Forklift Battery Charging Station Safety

When an electric forklift’s battery is approximately 80% discharged, it is an ideal time for the forklift operator to return the battery to the charging station. Because charging the forklift battery poses safety risks involving sulfuric acid, battery charging installations shall be located in areas designated for that purpose only and forklift battery charging station […]