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by Kim McDowell, on October 1, 2021 at 6:15 AM

For busy warehouse managers, choosing the right forklift is essential. It goes beyond lifting capacity and tire type, though. You have to consider your physical workspace to keep things optimized …

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Topics:Warehouse Planning

by Kim McDowell, on September 24, 2021 at 6:00 AM

Are your forklift brakes wearing out earlier than you expected? Are frequent repairs eating into your maintenance budget? If your business is dealing with this challenge, it can be incredibly frustrating. Between brake …

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Topics:Forklift PartsForklift Brakes

by Kim McDowell, on August 19, 2021 at 8:10 AM

As a busy equipment manager dealing with heavy equipment, you know forklift brake jobs aren’t cheap. As a major component, they require regular maintenance and replacement. Those parts and labor …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift Parts

by Kim McDowell, on May 28, 2021 at 4:30 PM

So, you’re stuck on which wheels to go with for your hand pallet truck (HPT). It’s a bigger decision than you think. The good news? There are really only a …

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Topics:Pallet Jacks

by Kim McDowell, on March 26, 2021 at 3:14 PM

Have you ever worried about the safety of your forklift operators? If so, you know it can be challenging (and time-consuming) to sort through the many options. This post will …

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Topics:Forklift PartsForklift SafetyForklift Attachments

by Kim McDowell, on January 29, 2021 at 12:11 PM

If your forklifts aren’t working properly they’re dragging down your business profits. For busy warehouse managers, keeping equipment properly maintained and functional is key for success. We’ve reviewed top methods …

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Topics:ForkliftForklift Fleet Management

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 Kim McDowell, on June 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM

June is forklift safety month, so we wanted to highlight on some of the most common forklift-related injuries and the best ways to prevent them. Forklift injuries can be sudden and …

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Topics:Forklift Safety

by Kim McDowell, on April 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Forklifts are rugged machines built to perform well under tough conditions, but they still need occasional TLC. Regular maintenance will improve performance and can prolong the economic life of your …

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Topics:ForkliftService

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Material handling articles to help answer the questions you have about forklifts, aerial equipment, utility vehicles, warehouse optimization, and safety.

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