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Forklift Attachment Options

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In the material handling industry, there are many types and manufacturers of forklift attachments that can be added to equipment. This allows you to customize your equipment to your particular application. Forks are so standard in the material handling industry that they almost seem to be part of the forklift itself. However, they are considered an attachment since they "attach" to the fork...
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Common Types of Forklifts

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Knowing what type of forklift you need can be a big struggle. Here are some basic descriptions of the most common types of material handling equipment available. Counterbalance Forklift Trucks Counterbalance forklift trucks are the most common type of forklift and the type that most people generally think of when renting a forklift. On counterbalance forklifts, the forks protrude from the front ...
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How Forklifts Work

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Forklifts have several main components that are common from manufacturer to manufacturer. They contain the same general assemblies that allow the machine to move forward and backward as well as lift and lower. The frame of a forklift is the base to which all key components attach, including the mast and counterweight. Sometimes the fuel and hydraulic tanks are included in the frame assembly. Th...
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Small Ways to Make Your Forklift Work for You

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Productivity and operator safety are usually the top concerns of a company that utilizes forklifts on a daily basis. It's always important to have a reputable service department that will perform regular maintenance on your forklifts and remedy any safety concerns. But as time goes by, your equipment will become worn with use and age and it's not always possible to buy brand new equipment. How...
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What to Know if You Want to Buy a Forklift

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You've decided you want to buy a forklift. Great! You sit down at your computer and fire up your favorite search engine to begin your search. But wait! There are a few things you should know before you start looking. Here are some of the forklift basics you should know before you get started. 1) What is the maximum weight of the load that you will need to lift? Knowing the average load weig...
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Transporting a Forklift

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  When you're shopping for a forklift for your company, whether it's new or used, getting it to your warehouse isn't typically the first thing you might think about. But unlike a car, you can't just drive a forklift straight to its new home right off the showroom floor. There is a lot to take into consideration when transporting a forklift. A forklift's weight is the first thing to ...
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Forklift Daily Inspection Checklist

Forklift Daily Inspection Checklist
OSHA requires daily operator inspections for forklifts and it is very important that every company that uses forklifts complies with this. These inspections are designed to certify that the forklift is in safe and proper operating condition at the beginning of each shift. There are a lot of different forms that can be used as daily checklists but they all typically contain the same informat...
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The Benefits of Planned Maintenance

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One of the best ways to reduce costs and maintain your material handling equipment is to have a planned maintenance program in place. Planned maintenance is an agreement to have a dealership service your forklifts on a regular basis. You may set up the frequency of maintenance based on preference and how much the equipment is used. Here are several reasons why planned maintenance will save your co...
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Forklift Mast Chains

Forklift Mast Chains
Forklift chains are an often overlooked part of a forklift. The assumption is sometimes made that since they are a steel part and that the forklift mast is still lifting and lowering, the chains must be safe. This attitude can be far from the truth. Chains on forklifts are under constant strain and pressure which leads to wear and breakage. If a chain on a forklift breaks, employees can be hurt. A...
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