Preventative and Routine Forklift Maintenance

  Maintenance is maintenance, right? Not so fast. There are two disciplines of maintenance- “preventative” and “routine.” Think of brushing your teeth vs. going to the dentist. Brushing (routine) takes place (ideally) every day and keeps your pearly whites happy and healthy.  The dentist (preventative) takes place...
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Pallet Rack Safety

  Safety, as we discuss often in these entries, is a two-way street.  We’re about to add a third. Your pallet racks are another variable in the safety equation. Pallet rack accidents can happen quickly, and they can be deadly. When you’re setting up your racks, have a complete understanding of what will be expected of...
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Aerial Equipment – Scissor Lifts

We’ve added a potentially critical element of your operation to our catalog of warehouse equipment- Skyjack Aerial Equipment.  Scissor lifts, boom lifts and man lifts are now available through us for purchase or rental. Colloquially known as “cherry-pickers” these versatile lifts can be the addition to your facility you’ve been...
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Mid-Summer Forklift Check-Up

We’re elbows deep in Summer weather and even if you did everything we suggested in the Spring to prep for Summer, you still need to follow up because hot weather is very, very tough on mechanical engines and forklifts are no different. Start with the battery.  Sure, you check it at the start of every shift but take a minute or two and...
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Forklift Load Lifting

                  We talk a lot about safety and procedure when you’re behind the wheel of a forklift and with good reason- but the steps that need to be take on board a truck don’t end once the driver engages the drive train. Approaching and lifting a load have...
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Busting Forklift Myths Volume 2

                Awhile back, we spent some time busting some widely-help forklift myths- things that people swear are true but just aren’t.  Let’s take a few more minutes and put some other forklift myths to rest.   MYTH:  OSHA requires forklift operators to carry...
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Forklift Safety: Keeping Your Cool

Summer has just begun and already the mercury is peaking at mid-Summer temperatures and above- and if you’re in Arizona your days have been topping out in the hundreds for a month or two already. Workers both on board a forklift and just getting things done around it need to be protected from extreme heat and cold.  In fact, OSHA demands...
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Forklift Safety: Tips for Hiring Safe Drivers

June 14 marked National Forklift Safety Day and we’re finishing our June 2017 with one more look at a very important forklift safety factor.  The driver. More specifically, new drivers, and what you should look for in a new forklift driver. It stands to reason that not everyone who might apply to be a forklift driver will have actual...
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Is your forklift the investment you expected ?

Your employees have an hourly pay rate, and you can make an argument that your forklift does too.  So, how much are you paying YOUR forklift? We’ll explain. Forklifts, as we’ve talked about before, need maintenance. Daily maintenance, per shift inspections, periodic inspections and parts replacements don’t just happen, they take...
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Doosan 7 Series Pneumatic Forklift

Forklift technology is what it is right?  How many advancements could possibly be made for a truck that picks stuff up and puts stuff down? Doosan answered that question with authority when it released the 7 Series Pneumatic forklift. With a capacity of up to 7,000 pounds at its heart it is, after all, a forklift- but it’s the extras...
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