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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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Removing a Forklift from Service

Productivity and safety don’t have to be adversaries, though it sometimes takes some effort to make them work together. You may be tempted to allow a damaged or compromised forklift to remain on the floor, but the fact of the matter is, there are instances where even a slightly damaged must be taken out of service. OSHA makes sure of that...
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Rough Terrain Forklifts

The forklifts in most warehouses and manufacturing facilities are perfectly sized to accomplish the tasks at hand – but some jobs require a little more muscle.  For those bigger tasks, we give you the rough terrain forklift. Class 7 forklifts are specifically made for rough terrain and are mostly used outdoors at construction sites and...
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Awareness in the Warehouse

It’s a difficult question to ask a forklift operator after an accident. Was the incident a result of the driver not knowing the proper procedure or being willfully ignorant of the safety regulations?  It is, however, an important distinction. Making sure your operators, and anyone who works around a forklift, is aware of the correct safety...
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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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Using Safety Tape in Your Warehouse

We talk a lot about safety in your facility, and one of the tools you can use to help keep your warehouse as safe as it can be is multiple colors of floor tape, to mark off areas and keep your people, your equipment, and your materials far from harm. Here are some suggestions you can start using today to make your facility safer: Use different...
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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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All About Pallet Trucks

Stopping just shy of a driver-operated forklift, pallet trucks date back to the late 1800’s, when a basic pallet rack was invented to lift loads just a few inches off the floor, but not to move loads from one location to another. The pallet jack that most closely resembles the type we see today was manufactured in the 1920’s and they...
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Forklift Rental Options

Renting a forklift is a great alternative to purchasing a new or used piece of equipment. It is still a big decision though and you don't want to pay for more than you need or get less than what you need. We can help you figure out the best solution to your equipment rental needs! Ask Matt Cox at (704) 842-3242 for more information on...
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