Doosan sets the bar for forklift brake systems!

No one else in the industry offers the type of braking system and brake warranty that Doosan and Atlantic Forklift Services can offer.

Doosan uses an oil cooled disc brake system which uses a pump to continuously bathe the braking system – meaning you, the customer, don’t have to pay for expensive add ons!  Part of this system provides more surface area, better braking distance, and few brakes jobs compared to typical shoe brake systems.  Because they use more metal than plastic, durability is guaranteed. 

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DANGER! Propane Safety

Now that we’ve caught your attention, we thought it might be an opportune time to discuss changing liquid propane tanks on forklifts.  While this may be a routine task, there are still safety procedures that need to be followed to avoid hazardous situations.

We ran across the website for the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada recently, which focuses on specific group of companies and equipment – much of which is material handling in the agricultural industry.

There is a concise document addressing LP tank changing.  Our suggestion to you read then discuss this with your operators, after which perhaps post it as a reminder near your propane tank storage.

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Is your forklift the best fit for the warehouse?

A forklift is an important piece of equipment for any warehouse to have, but what type of forklift is the best?

According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are seven classifications of forklifts, categorized as Class I – VII. Class I forklifts or electric motor rider trucks; Class II, which are electric motor narrow aisle trucks; Class III types that are electric motor hand trucks or hand/rider trucks; Class IV: internal combustion engine trucks; Class V: internal combustion engine trucks with pneumatic tires; Class VI or electric and internal combustion engine tractors; and, Class VII or rough terrain forklift trucks.

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Enhance productivity with reliable forklift accessories

When you incorporate accessories into your forklifts on the job, you get twice the power, with increased efficiency and versatility. Boost the usability of your most useful factory or warehouse machine — the mighty forklift — to transform its abilities from just a standard lift truck. Not only do you save time with more efficient operations, you also save money because you’re not shelling out big bucks to buy an entirely new machine. You can buy attachments and accessories new or refurbished, depending on your budget and need. Forklifts are important additions to any factory or warehouse, as they’re able to maneuver into small spaces or thin aisles, transporting goods on pallets, in crates or on their own. Using attachments can enhance the operation of your forklift but operators must be skilled and trained properly in how to use them, says OSHA.

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