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Protecting the Warehouse

Your forklift is a critical part of your operation, but you know what else is extremely important, too? Your warehouse itself.  And sometimes, due to normal wear and tear or (let’s be honest) neglect and willful disregard, your forklift can be your facilities worst enemy. The good news here is there are steps you can take to protect and...
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Help, my forklift isn’t starting!

Your forklift operator has conducted his (or her) pre-shift inspection, climbs on board the truck, turns the key… and is greeted by silence. This is trouble as your forklift is an integral part of your operation. Here’s how to perform an initial troubleshooting in the event your forklift just won’t start: Check your dash display.  Is...
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5 Tips to Improve Forklift Performance

Atlantic Forklift Services’ technicians are among the best in the business.  We asked them for a list of five things you can do right now to improve your fleet’s performance. Tires Check them.  You’d be surprised, our experts say, to learn how many forklift fleets are operating on worn tires. Just something as simple as checking...
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Expensive Forklift Repairs

Anyone who has ever owned a car knows that now two repairs are alike.  Some are simple, other more complicated and it may be the easiest fixes that end up causing the most trouble. Of course, following recommended routine maintenance procedures can great alleviate both problems and costs. The same is true with forklifts. Repairs to lifts...
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Embrace the Variety of Forklifts

Forklifts are the workhorses of your facility, lifting and retrieving materials that are too large or heavy to manage manually or that need to be stored in an unusual location. However, different lifts are built for different things, something you might not consider when building your forklift fleet.  Let’s take a look at three reasons you...
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Extending Forklift Lifespan

There’s no question your investment into your forklift fleet is a substantial commitment.  Why, then, wouldn’t you want to ensure your forklift lives a good, long life? Of course you would- and here’s how you can make sure that happens. You already know that your forklift can take a beating, carry a heavy load (literally and...
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Choosing Pallets

Pallets. They’re all the same, right? Sort of. Developed in the early 1920’s to aid in the moving of large materials, the invention of the pallet is considered one of the most important developments in the global economy, so much more than the seemingly cobbled together series of planks found under more important stuff. An article in...
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Is your forklift operator going to sit or stand?

Driver comfort has become a critical deciding factor in the purchase of new forklift trucks, and manufacturers like Doosan are at the forefront of that thinking. That leaves you with a decision. Will your operators stand, or sit? Here’s what you need to consider as you decide. Think about your facility’s footprint. What type of surface is...
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3 Different Types of Forklifts

If you’re trying to figure out what type of forklift might work best for your facility, here are three things that can help you make your decision. There are three types of forklift trucks and the one that is best for you depends on what you are using it for and the conditions in which you will be using the lift. Gas: Powered by liquid...
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New Year Checklist

With the dawning of a new year, and plenty of people vowing to make 2018 count, there’s no better time to re-dedicate yourself to ensuring your forklift fleet is in tip-top shape. Hopefully, your operators start every shift with a complete inspection already (since it’s required by OSHA), but let’s take this one a little deeper to give...
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