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How To Select a Forklift Tire – 3 Things to Consider

Trevor Cowser - Saturday, January 26, 2019
How To Select a Forklift Tire – 3 Things to Consider

A forklift tire might seem like a small, inconsequential detail in finding the perfect forklift, but choosing the wrong forklift tire could minimize your forklift’s effectiveness. 1) Pneumatic or Cushion – Indoor or Outdoor? This is a primary decision in selecting a forklift Most forklifts can only use one of these two tires – supporting parts are designed to support a specific type of tire and the entire forklift is classified based on which type of tire it supports. Pneumatic f ..

Is an Electric Forklift the Right Choice?

Joyce Schwob - Monday, April 25, 2016
Is an Electric Forklift the Right Choice?

Every type and model of forklift has unique advantages. Safety and productivity require that you use the right forklift for your application. Electric forklifts are a great fit for warehouses and manufacturing facilities that require primarily indoor use. If you are concerned about fumes or noise and you operate forklifts indoors, an electric forklift may be the best fit The Advantages of Electric Forklifts: Lift capacities of up to 12,000 LBS Operating costs can be lower than inter ..

Greener Equipment - Small Decisions Big Impact

Joyce Schwob - Monday, April 11, 2016

Thanks to advances in technology and thoughtful attention to environmental concerns, buyers have plenty of earth friendly options on industrial equipment. Toyota Electric Forklifts Orange is the new Green. Electric forklifts can lower maintenance costs up to 30% when compared to traditional propane-powered units. They deliver high performance material handling while producing zero emissions, which means you can decrease your carbon footprint but still increase your productivity.  ..

Determining the Right Forklift for You

Joyce Schwob - Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Determining the Right Forklift for You

You have a heavy job to do and you need a forklift to do the heavy lifting! With that, we know that every job is different and not all forklifts are "one size fits all." So how do you know which forklift is right for you? Knowing which type of equipment you need will save you time, money and frustration, but we understand that choosing the proper forklift can be difficult. Here are a few different types of forklifts to help you determine which is the perfect fit for you: Electric ..

Toyota Forklifts Are Award Winning

Joyce Schwob - Friday, June 05, 2015
Toyota Forklifts Are Award Winning

Toyota Industrial Equipment rakes in the awards (http://www.toyotaforklift.com/pages/about-us/accomplishments.aspx) annually and tops industry lists when compared to its competitors. Toyota Genuine Parts rank highest among all of its competitors in the 2014 Lift Truck Parts Study run by Peerless Research Group. More than 200 participants in the survey who regularly buy and evaluate forklift equipment placed Toyota's parts in the number one slot. Toyota has ranked internationally as the  ..

Try it Before You Buy it

Joyce Schwob - Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Try it Before You Buy it

Before you commit to purchasing a new or used piece of equipment, consider these tips for test driving if first: Drive it Just like you would test drive a car at your local automobile dealership, you can go to the seller's location and give it a try. It should start and idle well. The gauges should be easy to read. The driver's compartment should offer enough leg room and the controls should be conveniently located and comfortable to operate. Try out the controls; everything should  ..

Lease or Loan - What is the Difference?

Joyce Schwob - Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The differences between loans and leases can be confusing, even the wording of the two financing instruments can be very close. So which one is right for you? Loan A loan usually requires the end-user to invest a down payment in the equipment. The loan finances the remaining amount. Because the purchaser is considered to be the owner, accounting standards require owned equipment to appear as an asset with a corresponding liability on the balance sheet. As the owner the purchaser can  ..

3 Ways Toyota SAS Prevents Tipovers

Joyce Schwob - Wednesday, October 23, 2013
3 Ways Toyota SAS Prevents Tipovers

Over 94,000 lift truck accidents are reported in the US every year. Operator training is essential to reducing that number but it isn't enough. Toyota decided that the best approach to preventing lift truck accidents is "one that combines the efforts of every person, business and organization involved" and decided take the lead role as a manufacturer. As a result they created the world's first System of Active Stability™(SAS). Derived from automotive technology, SAS is able to ele ..

What Equipment Leasing Can do for Your Bottom Line

Joyce Schwob - Wednesday, October 09, 2013
What Equipment Leasing Can do for Your Bottom Line

Smart business people know that in order to stay productive and competitive, they need to continually upgrade their equipment. But few things can drain cash from a business like major equipment purchases. Equipment leasing can be the right solution for a lot of reasons. The Benefits of Leasing: Leasing offers many advantages over other financing methods. A lease gives you, the lessee the use of the equipment, while the lessor maintains the ownership of the equipment. The Association for E ..

Buying Used Forklifts on the Web Can be Risky Business

Joyce Schwob - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

You are in business to make money and sometimes that means shopping for a forklift bargain. You might open a web-browser and search for a reliable forklift brand, like Toyota and see a list of forklifts at prices way below what you found at the local dealership. Before you put that cream puff in the shopping cart consider this: OEM dealers keep the best trade-ins for their resale stock and wholesale the ones that are “too far gone” to economically fix. Sometime forklifts endure flood ..

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