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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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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

by Hank Ansley, on August 14, 2020 at 3:15 PM

Kalmar forklifts are known for their high-quality construction and reliable performance in demanding environments. The heavy forklift lineup of the Kalmar DCG180-12 through the DCG330-12 is no different. These expertly …

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Topics:ForkliftElectric Forklifts

by Hank Ansley, on August 7, 2020 at 3:45 PM

Doosan offers a full range of forklifts to meet your needs across industries and settings. For warehouses, big box stores, and other settings with long product runs, the Doosan Electric …

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Topics:ForkliftElectric Forklifts

by Dan Bergman, on August 7, 2020 at 3:15 PM

Using a forklift to move material from one end of your facility to another is like using a helicopter to run errands. It gets the job done, sure, but it’s …

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Topics:Personnel CarriersTaylor DunnUtility Vehicles

by Dave Jensen, on July 31, 2020 at 10:15 AM

When a forklift battery starts going bad or suddenly dies, many companies just bite the bullet and buy a new one; but there are other options. If you don’t have …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift PartsForklift BatteriesElectric Forklifts

by Dana Bowen, on July 24, 2020 at 6:15 PM

The decision of whether to lease, buy, or rent forklifts is a major consideration for all businesses. Each option comes with distinct advantages and disadvantages. When deciding your business’s strategy, …

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Topics:ForkliftLeasing