How Much Can a Forklift Lift?

Joyce Schwob - December 6, 2022

Understanding your forklift capacity is crucial to using it safely and effectively in your warehouse or other material handling operation. Just because your forklift says its rated capacity is 20,000 lb doesn’t mean that it can lift that amount in all situations. The dimensions of the load, its placement, and its weight distribution can all…

Club Car Batteries

Joyce Schwob - October 28, 2022

Club Car Battery Replacement Tips: One at a Time or All at Once? Batteries are arguably the most important component in an electric utility vehicle. After all, they provide the power that the UTV needs to move from place to place and carry everything from people and tools, to dirt, equipment, and other materials. Eventually,…

Choose Your Forklift First

Joyce Schwob - October 11, 2022

Why Choose Your New Forklift before Designing Your Warehouse Operation When it comes to warehouse efficiency and developing a successful operation, we suggest that you start with your forklift. This machine is at the heart of your material handling processes and is the backbone of your warehouse. Once you determine which new forklift is best…

Can You Drive an Electric Forklift Outside?

Joyce Schwob - October 10, 2022

WHICH ELECTRIC FORKLIFTS ARE OK TO DRIVE OUTDOORS? At JIT, we carry a wide variety of pneumatic tire electric forklifts. A question that we get a lot is whether or not you should be using an electric forklift outside, or if they are only for indoor warehouse applications. Because modern electric models can deliver just…

Forklift filters

Tips for Forklift Filters

Joyce Schwob - July 18, 2022

Filters are some of the most important forklift components. They are used to keep fuel, oil, and hydraulic fluids clean and pure as they flow throughout your machine’s systems, lubricating parts and dispersing heat. Small pieces of material and particles created by component wear and tear are picked up by your forklift’s oil and hydraulic…

3 Signs You Might Need a New Forklift

Joyce Schwob - July 14, 2022

Your forklift works hard every single day moving around product and making your operation much more efficient. But the day will eventually come when your old forklift stops working as effectively or efficiently as it once did. Do you know what your “Cost per hour” is? Does it exceed the manufacturer’s guidelines? If so, it’s in…

Forklift Operation Best Practices

Joyce Schwob - June 22, 2022

When it comes to forklift operation, the most common cause of equipment issues and repairs is operator error. To help you avoid any accidents, dangerous situations, or costly downtime, we’ve put together a list of forklift tips and best practices to maintain a productive operating environment. ALWAYS CONDUCT A WALKAROUND INSPECTION Before beginning forklift operation,…

National Forklift Safety Day is June 14 2022

Joyce Schwob - May 26, 2022

National Forklift Safety Day is sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association.  On this day manufacturers call attention to the dangers of forklift operation and seek to educate customers, the public, and government officials about safe forklift operation. There are over 540,000 industrial truck operators employed in the United States. Keeping them operating safely benefits every…

Forklift Safety Trainer Jim Skinner

A Re-Opening Message from Your Forklift Safety Trainer

Joyce Schwob - June 8, 2020

Everyone has been thinking a lot about safety with the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve all taken measures to reduce the chances of getting sick and of carrying the disease to someone we love; social distancing, hand washing, wearing masks, avoiding crowds, etc.  As your Forklift Safety Trainer, I would like to remind you of the importance…

TMH Honors JIT Toyota-Lift

Joyce Schwob - April 30, 2020

We are pleased to share the news that Toyota Material Handling (TMH) named JIT Toyota-Lift a recipient of the 2019  President’s Award. This annual award recognizes the top Toyota forklift dealers in North America. The highly prized honor recognizes the dealers who perform at the highest level in parts, service, equipment sales, customer satisfaction and…