You’ve decided to look for a used forklift, have chosen the price range you’re willing to pay, and have even started checking online. Now, it’s time to decide whether the used forklift pricing given is fair. Much like shopping for any used vehicle, you need to take into consideration some factors to make sure that you’re getting a fair deal.x Here are some steps you can … [Read more...] about How to check if used forklift pricing is fair
A guide to forklift class types There are a lot of types of forklifts but they are conveniently divided up into different forklift classes to help differentiate between the different categories of lift trucks. These are each referred to as a forklift class. There are six different forklift class types. Here is a guide to each class: Class 1 forklifts These lift trucks have … [Read more...] about Forklift class types demystified
Common forklift weights: Want to know how much a forklift weighs? Here are some basic forklift weights including common model stats: Typical forklift weight ranges are between 4000 to 9000 lbs or 1800 to 4100 kg Most forklifts used in a warehouse and distribution center weighs 3500 to 5000 lbs or 1500 kg to 2300 kg. Heaviest forklift is Kalmar DCG720-10LB forklift … [Read more...] about How much does a forklift weigh?
Types of forklifts in warehouses today Are you new to the materials handling business? Or do you need a refresher on types of forklifts? Want to learn about the different types of lift truck? This is your guide to what they are and what do they do. Counterbalance Forklifts Counterbalance forklift trucks are the most common type of forklift (sometimes called a lift … [Read more...] about Types of forklifts – Lift trucks demystified
Looking to buy a Reach Truck? Read this first. This short article will guide you through the ins and out of buying a reach fork lift truck. This article will take you through: reach truck dimensions and technical parameters important warehouse design considerations Buy a Reach Fork Truck When buying a reach lift truck you will need know a few technical … [Read more...] about How to Buy a Reach Truck for your Warehouse
Positive news of job growth and an expanding economy has caused materials handling equipment sales to rise also. With an increase of up to 50% higher unit sales in some categories of lift trucks in some areas of the United States, pressure on rental forklift fleets is increasing. Renting a Forklift Chances are, like many companies out there, you have been getting by with the … [Read more...] about Forklift Rentals – Renting a Lift Truck
What to do about a hot forklift battery Wow, when I feel the side of the battery in my lift truck, it is really hot. Is it normal for a lift truck's battery to be really hot? Have you ever noticed this and asked that question? Here's your answer: Normal - yes. Good? No. Chemical Reaction - Lead Acid Batteries Charging and discharging forklift batteries will heat up … [Read more...] about Is it normal for a forklift’s battery to be really hot?
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?
There are some interesting trends emerging in Materials Handling in 2012. Most of these themes focus on cost drivers but also include the environment. The major trends across many large brands include: Labor cost containment and productivity Lowering maintenance costs Lowering energy costs PRODUCTIVITY Engineering Productivity In the marketplace today, … [Read more...] about Materials Handling Trends in 2012
Fuel cells have been heralded as the green solution to cars. Much money has been invested into research and development for making the technology work in the car market, reducing emissions and making the air we breathe cleaner. While scientists are working on putting the technology into the car market, new companies have also emerged looking into building fuel cell for … [Read more...] about Do Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Forklifts Make Sense?