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Forklift Rental Maintenance

“Who is responsible for a forklift rental’s maintenance?” At ProLift, we as the forklift dealer oversee the planned maintenance and normal “wear & tear” service repairs for your forklift rental. To ensure reliable forklift rentals are available to our customers, we have put quality assurance checks in place: A forklift coming off rental is quickly […]

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Training Another Company’s Forklift Operators

“After attending a forklift trainer program for my company, can I now train another company’s forklift operators?” ProLift occasionally receives this question from our class attendees. They’ve completed a forklift Train-the-Trainer course on behalf of their company, and later someone they know personally asks to hire them for training. Can you train another company’s forklift […]

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What You Should Know Before Buying Forklift Parts

Just as you will have to replace filters and tires on your personal vehicle, your company will have to invest in forklift replacement parts. The parts placed on your lift will play a factor in keeping production on schedule and your employees safe. What Should You Consider? Know the make and model of your lift […]

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Forklift Technician Advantages

Across North America, material handling dealerships have openings for forklift technicians. The role is a stable career that offers competitive compensation and work/life balance. Work/Life Balance Because dealerships support business customers with their forklift service, several forklift technician openings are 1st shift which gives you a consistent work schedule. “Our technicians that made the transition […]

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Budgeting for Forklift Maintenance

“What is the best way to budget for forklift maintenance?” Just as you budget for a forklift purchase, the cost of forklift maintenance is also part of your company’s annual budget. While every company will have a unique cost based on their usage and application, three areas can assist you with budgeting. Monthly Operating Hours […]

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Should You Borrow or Lend a Forklift?

When you don’t need a forklift on a regular basis, it can be tempting to save money for a rental by borrowing a forklift. If you own a forklift, it’s also understandable that you would want to help a neighbor with their quick lifting need. But, using a forklift owned by another business puts both […]

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Training For Change

Why do we conduct forklift operator training every 3 years? Things change with technology, facilities, materials, processes, laws, standards, and forklift equipment. Unfortunately, we human beings change over time too: eye sight, eye-to-hand coordination, motor skills, memory and cognitive capability. Changes require training and evaluation. We must allow operators to ask questions to ensure they […]

Reserving a Forklift Rental

“How far in advance should I reserve my forklift rental?” At ProLift, we are ready to meet your emergency and planned forklift rental needs. Unfortunately, breakdowns do happen and we understand waiting days for a rental isn’t an option. With a rental in stock, we can prep and schedule your delivery the next day, sometimes […]

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Why You Should Avoid Reaching Through a Forklift Mast

“Each year we learn about operator injuries & fatalities involving the forklift mast. What are the main causes of these forklift accidents?”   During his 23 years of training at Toyota Forklift and ProLift, John Smith has heard several stories of forklift accidents involving the mast. Two causes stand out to him – an unstable […]

Tips and Tools for Loading and Off-Loading Product on Pallet Racking

“We noticed damage to our pallet racking due to moving pallets. What tools are available to help our forklift operators with loading and off-loading accuracy?” When a forklift operator’s visibility is compromised by the mast, product or racking, it can lead to pallet rack damage. Tools are available to assist operators, but before investing in […]

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Dispatching a Forklift Service Technician

“Our forklift broke down and I’m not sure why. What should I expect if I agree to have a forklift technician dispatched to our facility?” When your forklift breaks down, several questions arise – Why did the forklift stop running? How long will the forklift be down? How much is the forklift repair? Similar to […]

Spectra Finds Reach Truck & Mezzanine with ProLift

Bill French, owner of Spectra Press & Promotions, recently completed construction of a 5,500 sq ft warehouse expansion and mezzanine. He needed to find reliable equipment within budget and a forklift partner to support him after the sale. “One of the things that I knew was Toyota had a great reliability in their equipment,” French […]