Pallet jack wheels are available from a variety of vendors on the web. If your pallet jack is in need of wheel replacement or repair, so that it rolls better, then you'll need to source this critical high-wear part. Below are a series of sources when you can order replacement pallet jacket wheels. Replacement pallet jack wheels As always Amazon is a great source for almost … [Read more...] about Pallet jack wheels – All about replacement casters
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
With so many forklift battery charger manufacturers selling in the market, how is a savvy warehouse manager or purchasing agent supposed to know which charger is best for his or her company's operation? Below, Warehouse IQ has provided a simple guide to selecting the best forklift battery charger and power solutions for your operation. Shift Work - How many hours does your … [Read more...] about Forklift Battery Charger Selection Guide
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 PM (Preventative Maintenance) contract says every 90 days. But how much maintenance is enough and how much is too much? OSHA Rules Around Lift Truck Maintenance OSHA has specific rules around the maintenance of … [Read more...] about When Should a Forklift have Preventative Maintenance Done?
You may have seen an Orderpicker in use at a hardware store or at another warehouse. You might be wondering how to use one in your warehouse. Or you might be trying to figure out what an orderpicker is used for and why. In this article, we will describe what an orderpicker is used for and why many warehouse managers believe its expense is justified. What is another name … [Read more...] about What is an Orderpicker?
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
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?
Greenville, N.C. (January 25, 2012) – Some time ago, Barloworld advised NACCO Materials Handling Group of their strategic intent to consider exiting the materials handling business in the United States. Over the past several months, NACCO has worked with Barloworld to enable them to negotiate the sale of their materials handling business in the United States. NACCO is … [Read more...] about PRESS RELEASE: Barloworld exits US market – Briggs Equipment and LiftOne to sell Hyster Lift Trucks