How to Buy a Reach Truck for your Warehouse

Written by editor on February 17, 2013 – 9:45 pm -

Looking to buy a Reach Truck?  Read this first.  This short article will guide you…


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Forklift Battery Charger Selection Guide

Written by editor on November 25, 2012 – 5:29 pm -

With so many forklift battery charger manufacturers selling in our  market,  how is a savvy…


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MCFA to Expand Forklift Manufacturing to Meet Rising Electric Lift Truck Demand

Written by editor on September 4, 2012 – 8:16 am -

PRESS RELEASE: Electric and internal combustion forklift manufacturer, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc., announces an expansion of its manufacturing facility in Houston to meet rising demand for electric lift trucks.


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Forklift Rentals – Renting a Lift Truck

Written by editor on August 4, 2012 – 6:49 pm -

Prepare for the busy season by reserving a rental forklift. This article provides advice for warehouse managers preparing to move product this holiday season.


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What is an Orderpicker?

Written by editor on May 15, 2012 – 4:57 am -

You may have seen an Orderpicker in use at  a hardware store or at another…


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My Forklift Battery Smells Like Rotten Eggs

Written by editor on May 12, 2012 – 11:54 am -

Why does my charging forklift battery smell like rotten eggs? Why did my battery fail? What should I do if the battery smells like sulfur? Is the water in my battery causing my battery to fail? What is the warranty on my forklift battery? All these items are discussed.


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Materials Handling Trends in 2012

Written by Arturo on May 2, 2012 – 9:15 am -

This article discusses the materials handling and warehousing trends for 2012: Labor cost containment and productivity, Lowering maintenance costs, Lowering energy costs, Environmental impact, and Financing flexibility. Topics covered include Fleet Optimization and Forklift design improvements.


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Do Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Forklifts Make Sense?

Written by editor on March 19, 2012 – 10:18 pm -

Fuel cells are emerging technology for forklifts and warehouses. This article looks at the Pros and Cons of fuel cells versus other fuels for lift trucks. Also, an ROI is provided for justifying fuel cells over lead-acid batteries, battery changers and battery rooms.


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Forklift Aisle Requirements – A Guide for Best Warehouse Layouts

Written by editor on October 8, 2011 – 12:07 pm -

Guide to designing forklift aisle dimensions based on the type of lift truck. Wide aisles, narrow aisles and very narrow aisles are explained. With this article, you will be able to budget space and layout a warehouse and set the rack to rack dimension based on whether you are using an orderpicker, turret truck, reach or deep reach and stand up counterbalanced forklift truck.


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Forklift Battery Model and Serial Number

Written by Administrator on May 16, 2011 – 7:49 am -

Finding the model and serial number on a forklift battery can be deceiving. Many will write down the model number on the side of the battery tray, when in fact the battery model and serial number are stamped on the top of the battery in the lead terminal post. This article will guide you to help you find the model and serial number. You may want to find a price or source a replacement battery for your forklift. This article will help you find the information you need.


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