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Weight Limits for Forklift Operators

What are the weight limits for forklift operators that drive a Toyota Forklift? For a Toyota Forklift, there is not a weight limit for forklift operators. However, optional forklift features such as retractable seat belts, adjustable seat positions and tilt columns can accommodate various body types. Federal Law Regulation Physical size may limit some forklift […]

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Is Forklift Bulldozing a Violation of OSHA Federal Law?

Forklift bulldozing is the act of using the tips of the forks on a forklift to push a heavy load. It is a practice often frowned upon for its many safety hazards. Forklift Bulldozing Safety Hazards Visibility is lost, putting the forklift operator and pedestrians at risk for an impact Loads are not safely arranged, […]

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Types of Forklift Brakes

Forklift brakes can feel aggressive to an operator, especially when the forklift isn’t carrying a load. This is because they’re designed to stop the unit with a full load. Also, the brakes rarely heat up so condensation can form. If rust or brake dust causes a build-up, the forklift brakes may be more intense after […]

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Safe-Lite Forklift Pedestrian Warning Spotlight

Which forklift option is currently trending? The Safe-Lite Forklift Pedestrian Warning Spotlight became a popular forklift “add on” during 2015 and its trend continues. Its main purpose is to avoid collisions between forklifts and pedestrians. By projecting a blue LED light 10-20 feet ahead of the forklift, pedestrians are alerted to nearby traffic. Forklifts and […]

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Forklift Battery Maintenance

An often talked about advantage for purchasing an electric forklift is the fuel cost savings. While the acquisition costs are higher than a LP powered forklift, the battery powers the electric unit for multiple years. However, there’s a factor many companies overlook when estimating the return on investment of the battery – the “people factor”. […]

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Forklift Parts: The Benefits of Centralized Purchasing

When purchasing a new or used forklift, it’s important to have a reliable source for parts. Not having the right forklift part when you need it can result in a forklift being down long enough to delay daily production. At ProLift we pride ourselves on having a Centralized Purchasing team for our 9 locations. Not […]

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Safety Tips for Your Forklift Forks

As a forklift dealer, ProLift receives questions regarding forks and how to maintain safe forklift operation. Common questions include: We are planning to drill a hole in our forklift’s forks to install a chain that will help us move our product. What are the guidelines for modifying forks? Forks that have been altered without the […]

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Do You Have the Right Forks On Your Forklift?

There’s nothing standard about a pair of forklift forks. They are a key component to your forklift and not having the right type puts your product and employees at risk. If your company frequently switches forks or purchased the forklift secondhand, you may be at higher risk for having forks that aren’t compatible. Forklift Forks […]

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Forklift Hydraulics: Types of Cylinders

There are at least three cylinders used on a forklift: lift cylinder, tilt cylinder and the power steering cylinder. Forklift Hydraulics: Lift Cylinder The lift cylinder(s) accepts the largest volume of fluid flow or gallons-per-minute (GPM). It is a single-acting hydraulic cylinder, pushing in only one direction. The control valve directs fluid to the cylinder […]

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Benefits of eCommerce Forklift Parts

As more of us shop online for products we need for home, we look for businesses that can do the same in the forklift and material handling industry. Forklift manufacturers, including Toyota Material Handling, have increased focus on technology and eCommerce forklift parts, and customers are embracing having information at their fingertips. Benefits of Using […]

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Top 5 Forklift Replacement Parts

During planned maintenance or a forklift service breakdown, forklift parts are often replaced to keep your equipment running efficiently. The most popular forklift replacement parts are not major components but their role is important in protecting major parts and keeping your operators safe. Forklift Replacement Parts Listed in descending order, Toyota Material Handling reports these […]

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Fork Position of a Forklift

Do you know the best fork position on your forklift? Knowing the correct answer may seem insignificant, but it is a skill that requires education of the operator as well as enforcement of the rules. It reduces accidents, but more importantly reduces the severity of injuries when accidents do happen. Forks: Driving Due to the operator’s […]