How to Use a Forklift Nameplate to Find Out More about a Forklift

Trevor Cowser - February 1, 2019

As a forklift buyer, you might find yourself in a position where the seller doesn’t know much about the forklift (this, of course, would NEVER happen at JIT Toyota-Lift.) Or perhaps you have a new job that uses a forklift, and no one knows much about it. You can get some very important information from…

How To Select a Forklift Tire – 3 Things to Consider

Trevor Cowser - January 26, 2019

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 –…

Nylon or Polyurethane Pallet Truck Wheels – Which is better?

Trevor Cowser - January 24, 2019

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…

10 Ideas for National Forklift Safety Day

Trevor Cowser - April 5, 2018

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…

Full Maintenance Plan Saves More Than Just Money

Trevor Cowser - November 7, 2016

If you spend hours every week reading, interpreting, approving and disputing forklift repair invoices you may find this interesting.  With a Full Maintenance agreement on your forklifts, that could be a thing of the past. Full Maintenance agreements are typically offered on new equipment and rolled into the monthly lease payment.  And if you don’t…

Safe-tember Forklift Safety for All

Trevor Cowser - September 19, 2016

Safety Comes First For the month of September (affectionately dubbed Safe-tember) we’re focusing on safety in the warehouse and anywhere our industrial equipment serves you. Equipment Engineered for Safety Designed to not only meet but exceed OSHA and ANSI safety requirements, all Toyota forklifts are equipped with standard safety features such as overhead guards, operator…

Is an Electric Forklift the Right Choice?

Trevor Cowser - April 25, 2016

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…

Greener Equipment – Small Decisions Big Impact

Trevor Cowser - 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…

Toyota Forklift Offers Options, Failure isn’t One of Them

Trevor Cowser - January 25, 2016

When selecting a new forklift for your business you have a lot of options to consider; fuel types, lifting capacity, lifting height, turning radius, physical dimensions, fuel economy, ease of use, resale value. The list goes on.  While no one expects failure as an option, there are plenty of things manufacturers can and should do…