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Pallet Rack Capacities

The primary purpose of warehouse pallet racking is to keep product off the ground, secure and easily accessible. However, we also rely on it to be durable because of its close proximity to warehouse employees and pedestrians. The pallet racking must be strategically selected and properly installed so that it isn’t vulnerable to collapse. When […]

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When To Pick a Hand Pallet Jack, Walkie Pallet Jack or Rider Pallet Jack

Many companies use one of the various forms of pallet jacks (manual, powered walk-behind or powered ride-on) to move product horizontally throughout their facility. Some of the factors that influence their decision include workers comp claims, operator fatigue, productivity and product damage. Knowing the distance traveled by the operator and restrictions of the application will […]

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High Capacity Adjustable Wheelbase Forklift Rental

Toyota’s High Capacity Adjustable Wheelbase unit is an internal combustion engine cushion forklift ideal for rigging, steel and general manufacturing applications. This unit also includes a quick-change system for forks and boom attachment. The High Capacity Adjustable Wheelbase forklift can be purchased for lifting capacities as low as 15,000 lbs and as great as 80,000 […]

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Should You Be Wearing Steel Toe Boots at Your Facility?

  At ProLift our technicians, equipment sales specialists and safety trainers visit many customer facilities. Each facility has unique guidelines for personal protective equipment (PPE), including their steel toe boots requirement. When our interaction requires time on the production floor, the customer may require us to wear protective footwear such as steel toe boots. The […]

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Should You Consider Rebuilt Forklift Parts?

As a forklift ages, parts must be replaced to keep your unit running at peak performance. When the part is an integral part for the forklift (i.e. starter, engine, alternator, cylinder, steering axles, drive motors and transmissions) the expense can greatly decrease your annual maintenance budget. Rebuilt forklift parts can provide a better value and […]

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Toyota Forklift 4Y Engine

The Toyota Forklift 4Y engine was released in 1986 to meet the heavy duty needs of industrial applications. It is an exclusive engine to Toyota and its core IC and pneumatic forklifts. 4Y Engine Durability While the average forklift engine lifespan is 10,000 – 20,000 hours, the Toyota Forklift 4Y engine is commonly known to […]

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Selecting an Aerial Lift For Your Job

All too often selecting and aerial lift is based on guesses, the model used in a previous application or what’s currently available in a dealership’s rental or used fleet. When you have the wrong equipment, operators are tempted to find production solutions that compromise safety. Thinking of your previous aerial lift selection, what factors were […]

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Running Out of Forklift Fuel

Accidents can be the result of running out of forklift fuel. Imagine an operator picking up a load with a paper roll clamp attachment. After raising the load to an appropriate height, the operator moves the forklift forward to place the load on top of other rolls. Suddenly, the forklift engine dies. Out of fuel, […]

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Pallet Rack Protection

When a company needs to maximize warehouse space, it often makes an investment in pallet racking. However, many forget to factor in pallet rack protection within their budget. A strong impact to a rack system’s uprights may cause them to buckle. Repeated impacts compromise the properties and capacity and make it vulnerable to a collapse […]

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Pallet Flow Racking and Types of Rollers

At most warehouses using pallet flow racking systems, you will find one of these rollers in use – full width, skate wheels or poly wheel. Full Width Full width rollers are the width of the pallet, which offers points of contact for the traveling pallet. Your pallet structure or load capacity may dictate the need […]

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Warehouse Storage Solutions Using Pallet Racking

Many companies are finding themselves working in the confines of space and money constraints. Choosing the right pallet racking for your warehouse storage needs will increase space utilization, accessibility to individual loads, handling time and order fulfillment speed. Product is also protected from possible damage by removing it from floor-level. Understanding the various types of […]

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Forklift Training Best Practices

Since 1997, ProLift has supported customers with forklift safety training classes for forklift operators and forklift operator train-the-trainer classes for new trainers. Some trainings are hosted at our ProLift locations; however, most take place at the customer’s site and our Training team has learned how to plan for a training class no matter the setting […]