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by Dan Bergman, on November 6, 2020 at 3:31 PM

Although golf carts and utility vehicles may seem alike, the difference between them is actually huge. Golf carts are great for one thing: carrying you and your clubs around the …

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Topics:Personnel CarriersUtility Vehicles

by Hank Ansley, on October 23, 2020 at 4:10 PM

If you run a cold storage, multi-shift or manufacturing operation, or if your business operates on slim profit margins, this article is a must-read. If you’ve never considered lithium-ion batteries …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift PartsForklift Batteries

by Hank Ansley, on October 19, 2020 at 6:45 PM

Your business counts on a fleet of forklifts to move products and materials reliably around your facility. You need a material handling equipment dealer that you can depend on for …

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Topics:ForkliftWarehouse Planning

by Kim McDowell, on October 19, 2020 at 6:45 PM

When a forklift goes down, lockout/tagout procedures protect employees from injury and the company from OSHA fines and litigation. Does your operation follow lockout/tagout best practices? By the time you …

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Topics:Forklift Safety

by Kim McDowell, on October 16, 2020 at 3:46 PM

In the material handling business, downtime is enemy #1. When your equipment isn’t running, and employees are distracted, profits take a nosedive. Everyone knows that downtime is bad. But very …

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Topics:ForkliftService

by Dave Jensen, on September 4, 2020 at 2:15 PM

The forklift carriage assembly is where you mount the forks, load backrest and/or any forklift attachments to your lift truck. It’s important to know your forklift’s carriage class so you …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift Parts

by Dan Bergman, on September 4, 2020 at 10:26 AM

Scissor lifts, mast lifts, boom lifts, and other mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) are highly specialized pieces of equipment. Unlike your fleet of dependable forklifts, MEWPs are used in certain …

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Topics:ForkliftHeavy EquipmentWarehouse Planning

by Hank Ansley, on August 28, 2020 at 12:23 PM

An online search for “scissor lifts for sale” or “rent scissor lift,” delivers a long list of options. Buyer beware. Scissor lifts may seem simple and fundamentally the same, but …

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Topics:Forklift

by Hank Ansley, on August 25, 2020 at 9:15 AM

According to OSHA, musculoskeletal and repetitive strain injuries are the most common workers comp claims and one of the top reasons employees take time away from work. OSHA also reports: …

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Topics:ForkliftKalmarHeavy EquipmentAerospace Industry

by Barry Smolko, on August 24, 2020 at 1:15 PM

A recent study on Coronavirus contamination released by the Center for Disease Control found: As medical staff walk around the ward, the virus can be tracked all over the floor, …

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Topics:Sweeper ScrubberFloor Cleaning