When Should a Forklift have Preventative Maintenance Done?

Guide to when service and maintenance should be performed on a lift truck. Forklifts are required to have regular inspection and repair according to OSHA. This article explains some of the ins and outs of preventative maintenance on an industrial truck.

What is the True Capacity of My Forklift?

A forklift has a lifting and carrying capacity at a given height when it leaves the factory, however, that capacity can change when attachments, booms, fork extensions and other modifications are made to the lift truck. This article explains the impact of the load center, center of gravity and other items that impacts materials handling equipment.

Forklift Aisle Requirements – A Guide for Best Warehouse Layouts

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.

Forklift Fuel Cost Calculator – Cat Lift Trucks

Forklift Fuel Cost Calculator – Propane vs Electric lift trucks: Looking to reduce costs or calculate the cost difference between running a propane (fossil fuel) forklift vs and electric forklift? This calculator helps you calculate your total overall cost of ownership from Cat Lift Trucks.

Forklift Battery Charger – 10 charging tips for lift truck batteries

Top 10 tips on how to charge a forklift battery with with an industrial lift truck charger. Is my charger matched to my forklift battery? Is my charger damaging my forklift battery? What should I do when watering a pallet jack battery? Electric forklifts need batteries and chargers, which charger is right for me?