Lithium ion forklift battery Q&A This question and answer session on lithium ion forklift battery technology was created in an interview with Chris Botting, Manager of Research at Delta-Q, a manufacturer of lift truck battery chargers. How viable is lithium ion forklift battery technology? Is it still nascent or is it ready for prime time on forklifts? Lithium ion … [Read more...] about How viable are lithium ion batteries on a forklift?
A great hand truck or dolly in the right worker's hands is productivity gold by Steve Chase, Kenneth Industries I always marvel at the ineptitude of mid-level managers who go for budget equipment. A good worker is always limited by a mediocre tool. But a poor worker will still be poor with a crummy tool. So if you are shopping for something as simple as a hand truck, … [Read more...] about Hand trucks for sale! Think twice before you buy the cheapest
The top materials handling question: What is the best pallet rack for a warehouse design? Many businesses are facing a warehouse move because they have grown their business and cannot operate efficiently in their facility any longer. But before you ask your pallet racking supplier to design and layout your warehouse with selective racking only, perform a quick review of the … [Read more...] about What is the best pallet rack for a warehouse
How Often Should a Forklift be Serviced? You just bought a lift truck and now the sales rep is standing in front of you with a maintenance contract to sign. The question of when should a forklift have a preventative maintenance done arises. The PM (Preventative Maintenance) contract says every 90 days. But how much maintenance is enough and how much is too much? OSHA Rules … [Read more...] about When Should a Forklift have Preventative Maintenance Done?
It is the start of the day and standing at your door way is your lead hand with something urgent to say, "Boss, we have a problem. One of the forklift smells like rotten eggs. What do we do?" Forklifts, and forklift batteries, when charging, should not smell like rotten eggs. The slightly acrid acid smell of a charging (gassing) battery is normal, but if the lift truck … [Read more...] about My Forklift Smells Like Rotten Eggs
How do I find the model and serial number on a forklift battery? When purchasing a replacement lead acid battery for a forklift, you will need to know the model number of the battery. To do this, you need to look at the top of the battery. The model and serial number is found under the positive terminal post cover on the top of the battery. To know where that is, follow the … [Read more...] about Forklift Battery Model and Serial Number
Test your Warehouse IQ! Q: When inspecting the forklift battery, you are looking for all of the following except? (Click on the one that does not apply) Gates are in place Battery disconnect functions Fully charged Battery falls out when a sharp turn is taken … [Read more...] about Forklift Driver Training #4
Learn how much is a forklift using the handy price guide below We have provided you with the answers to questions that are often asked about the cost of a forklift and typical forklift prices. How much is a forklift - read on to find out. What is the price of a forklift and other types of lift trucks? Well, the moment someone answers a question like this, the information … [Read more...] about How much is a forklift?
What does it mean to have standardization in a warehouse? Without sacrificing flexibility, standardization is a lean principle that asks that processes are easily repeatable, easy to train, easy to improve upon. With less variety, less customization is required. Who customizes? People do; so standardization means better organization and less labor. What areas of the … [Read more...] about Reduce Labor through Standardization in the Warehouse
Test your Warehouse IQ! Q: What are the six areas an operator should perform an operational inspection on? (Click on the best answer) Paint job, load limit, seat covers, brakes, horn, load center Tires, battery, hour meter, lift/lower system, controls, general safety Controls, steering, center of gravity, brakes, load limit, battery Horn, brakes, steering, … [Read more...] about Forklift Driver Training Test #3