Choosing the right forklift for your facility

  Workplaces are like snowflakes. From a distance, they seem very similar but each one is distinctly different. So, choosing the right forklift for your facility can be a challenge. Maybe you have narrow aisles and wide loads- or need to store materials very high, or on the floor. Each variable has its own requirements when it comes...
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Choosing the right tires for your forklift

You, your forklift and its tires have a very special relationship. The forklift can’t really do its job without the tires, and the tires you select can make your job easier. However, choosing the right forklift tires isn’t as easy as taking the ones that come with the unit when you buy it. There’s much more to it than that. For...
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Making the Choice: Electric Forklift or Gas Forklift

  It’s a big debate these days. Finding alternatives for fossil fuels that can match the performance and economics while keeping the future of the planet in mind, and it’s something you’re in a position to ask if you or your company is in the market for a forklift. Electric vs. gas? The biggest advantage an electric forklift has...
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Do my forklift operators need training?

  Yes, they do. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading this blog entry. Seriously, forklift operators need training and it’s not just for them, it’s for everyone who has to work around them as well. Remember when you learned how to drive a car? It seemed overwhelming at first, and a little intimidating, and it took you a few years...
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How do I prepare my forklift for winter?

  You don’t have to be a meteorologist or a Game of Thrones fan to know that Winter is coming. That nip in the air and the falling leaves should be enough to tell you that it’s time to prepare your forklift for Winter weather. It’s something you might not even think about, but the fact is your forklift is every bit susceptible...
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New Forklifts vs. Used Forklifts

  We all know someone who has to have the newest model of everything, whether it’s the newest smart phone or computer… or forklift. It’s an ongoing debate- the advantage of new vs. used. What might be best for you really depends on your own circumstances. For example, if you find yourself needing a forklift right away, used may...
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Pros & Cons: electric, propane, and diesel Forklifts

The decision to use an electric, LP or diesel forklift is determined by the application, run-time requirements, number of shifts, and environment of your company.  For assistance in making that decision, here are some advantages and disadvantages of each: Electric Forklift Advantages Zero tailpipe emissions = safer work environment ...
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New 7 Series electric forklift from Doosan

A few features of this forklift include: Oil Cooled Disc Brakes (ODB) 3-5 double sided discs per wheel Submerged in oil, keeping them cool and limiting wear Virtually maintenance free! Guardian Stability System (GSS) (Optional) Monitors truck functions Automatically limits the truck speed based on turn radius and load...
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Tips to Keep Engines Cool

Rising temperatures increase the potential for damage to your material handling equipment. You may experience engine wear at a higher rate, parts failures, and more maintenance expenses - which can all be avoided by taking a few precautions: 1. Replace work belts - they'll cause overheating 2. Coolant - check it and replace it regularly 3....
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2016 Doosan National Dealer Meeting

In the beautiful setting that is Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia, Doosan held its annual National Dealer meeting.  Doosan sure knows how to entertain! It is obvious that they are heavily invested in the North American market with new products, staff, and a first class new facility  that consolidates operations for the US into one...
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