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Warehouse Racking Systems - Simplifying the Options

Joyce Schwob - Friday, February 08, 2019
Warehouse Racking Systems - Simplifying the Options

Warehouse Racking might seem quite simple to a casual observer… especially when it works. However, racking choices are complicated. New and better racking solutions are always being developed. There are already multiple types of racking for various applications. Here are some of the most popular options: Selective Racking When most people think of racking, this is probably what they think of. It’s the most common type of racking. It gets its name from letting you be selective.  ..

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 ..

Nylon or Polyurethane Pallet Truck Wheels – Which is better?

Trevor Cowser - Thursday, January 24, 2019
Nylon or Polyurethane Pallet Truck Wheels – Which is better?

Deciding between Nylon Pallet Truck Wheels and Polyurethane Pallet Truck Wheels is a mostly straight forward decision, but for most people making it, it’s unchartered territory. Noise Noise reduction is a strong point of polyurethane wheels. They do not make a lot of noise while in use. Most other types, including Nylon, make audible noise while in use. Abuse Nylon’s strong point is its ability to take abuse. They are harder than other materials and while other materials might scratc ..

10 Ideas for National Forklift Safety Day

Trevor Cowser - Thursday, April 05, 2018
10 Ideas for National Forklift Safety Day

National Forklift Safety Day is on June 12th this year. This day is a great opportunity to bring forklift safety to everyone's "top of mind". Now is the time to prepare a worthwhile day for your team. If you search National Forklift Safety Day online, you’ll find hundreds of safety tips. The hard part is turning those tips into worthwhile action. That's why we've created this list of 10 ideas you can implement on National Forklift Safety Day to make forklift safety a priority. Yo ..

5 Ways to Prevent Damage to Your Forklift Forks

Joyce Schwob - Monday, May 16, 2016
5 Ways to Prevent Damage to Your Forklift Forks

The forks on your forklift are a hard-working and vital part of the vehicle. They will perform reliably for years if they are properly used and protected. But if abused or neglected, even these rugged workhorses have a breaking point. . . and that can make for a very bad day at work. Follow these 5 tips for preventing damage to your forks: Don't be a drag: The weight of your load is carried on the heel of your forklift. Protect the heels and don’t drag them. Dragg ..

7 Key Forklift Fork Inspection Points

Joyce Schwob - Monday, May 09, 2016

The forks on your forklift may look sturdy and indestructible, but there's more to a safe fork that just rugged good looks. Forklift operators are responsible for checking the forks before their shifts for obvious issues. And according to the ANSI/ITSDF B-56.1 standards they should have a thorough inspection at least once a year, more often if you run multiple shifts or they are used in a more severe operation. Here's what the standard says about Forklift Fork Inspections Fork inspections 6. ..

10 Ways Businesses Can be Environmentally Friendly

Joyce Schwob - Monday, April 18, 2016
10 Ways Businesses Can be Environmentally Friendly

Toyota is committed to continuously improving their environmental stewardship. They ask us as their dealer partners to do the same. We've initiated recycling programs, seek to minimize pollution and promote the advantages of electric-powered forklifts. Here are some ideas from Toyota that will help your business become more environmentally friendly: Reduce waste by recycling and looking at your process to reduce the amount of raw materials used. For remaining waste, consi ..

FAQS: How to Know if the Hydraulic Fluid is Low in your Forklift

Joyce Schwob - Monday, March 28, 2016
FAQS: How to Know if the Hydraulic Fluid is Low in your Forklift

One of the most common questions we get in the service department is "How do I know if know if my hydraulic fluid is low and how do I check it?" Forklifts rely on hydraulics for their lifting and steering abilities. Having the right amount of hydraulic fluid in a forklift's reservoir ensures the forklift's lifting and steering abilities. Too much fluid in the tank will cause as leaks and spills. The forklift operator is supposed to check the hydraulic fluid as part of the pre-shift ins ..

How to Know When it's Time for New Forklift Tires

Joyce Schwob - Monday, February 29, 2016
How to Know When it's Time for New Forklift Tires

Having good tires on your lift is like having the right shoes on your feet. You want support, grip, stability, shock absorption and performance. And like your shoes, they aren’t able to perform forever. Forklift tires wear out from normal abrasion, heat exposure from friction or sun damage, chemicals on the floor and travelling over uneven ground/floors. So, how do you know when it's time for new forklift tires? There are different kinds of tires; cushion, air-filled pneumatic and soli ..

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