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. Hoses – do not wait until you see real damage, it may be too late. If the coolant leaks, engine temperature will rise.
4. Test radiator cap pressure – coolant is pressurized to help keep the boiling point of coolant high and those caps are vital to ensuring correct pressurization.
5. Examine the engine fan – it should keep heat away from the engine so make sure it is not damaged.
6. Make sure inching pedals are adjusted correctly
7. Radiator screens – remove any debris or clogged areas

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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 location.

With much excitement, we accepted the Doosan Diamond Award for exceeding our truck sales goal for 2015.  In only our 2nd year, it is a result of a collective team effort!

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Forklift Maintenance for Safe Operation

In the material handling industry, many people use the terms ‘preventative’ and ‘routine’ interchangeable when in fact they are worlds apart.  Everyone needs to know the difference.

The definition of routine maintenance is simple, small-scale activities (usually requiring only minimal skills or training) associated with regular (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.) and general upkeep of a building, equipment, machine, plant, or system against normal wear and tear.  By contrast, the definition of preventative maintenance is systematic inspection, detection, correction, and prevention of incipient failures, before they become actual or major failures.

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