Coronavirus Response | Letter to ProLift Customers

To our valued customers: ProLift is closely monitoring communications from local, state and national agencies regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  As new information becomes available we will respond accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our customers, associates and the communities in which we work. Currently our facilities are open and we continue to […]

Toyota Material Handling Honors ProLift Toyota Material Handling

COLUMBUS, Ind. [March 9, 2020] – Toyota Material Handling (TMH) announced ProLift Toyota Material Handling is a recipient of the annual President’s Award which recognizes the top Toyota forklift dealers in North America. The revered award recognizes the dealers who perform at the highest level in parts, service, equipment sales, customer satisfaction and overall operations. […]

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Forklift Fuel Consumption and Efficiency

When attempting to decrease your forklift’s fuel consumption, there is not one specific change that will greatly alter usage; however, you can focus on smaller tasks to create a cost savings. Discovering which changes will make an impact will require a combination of facility observation, operator training and review of maintenance history. Facility Observation The […]

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Benefits of Forklift Safety Training

Justifying the cost and the time needed to conduct safety training for your lift equipment can be a struggle. It’s easy to lean on the federal law using OSHA as a scare tactic or to use a guilt factor, encouraging others in the company to focus on their employees’ health and survival. Both arguments can be powerful, but there are other benefits of lift safety training.

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Why Safety Training is Through Your Employer

“Why is forklift safety training through my employer? Why can’t I attend and get an operator license at your class?” As a provider of forklift and aerial lift safety training classes, ProLift is often asked these questions by job seekers. Having the employer ultimately responsible for providing training is a benefit to the employee and […]

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Four Ways To Keep A Forklift Purchase In Your Budget

The purchase of a forklift is a major investment for any company. Depending on options and fuel type, new forklifts may range from $18,000 – $28,000. With the pressure of the economy and the need to increase the company’s bottom line, replacing or adding to your current forklift fleet may seem impossible. However, four common […]

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Reading a Forklift Data Tag

“We almost had a forklift tip-over yesterday when an operator lifted a load that was too heavy for the forklift. How can we educate our operators about the forklift’s capacity?” Forklift operators must know how to read a data tag. The information on the tag is very important because it features unique capacity details for […]

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Forklift Breakdown and Emergency Service

Every forklift promotion mentions reasons why I could experience a forklift breakdown. Isn’t this just a scare tactic so I’ll spend money with your dealership? Admittedly, ProLift wants to be a company’s first call when a forklift breakdown occurs; however, forklift downtime is a true concern that can bring negative consequences to your bottom line. […]

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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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Watering Forklift Batteries

Our forklift battery needs water. Should I add the water before or after its charge? You should add water to the forklift battery after its charge. Typically, batteries need watering 1x / weekly. Adding Water to the Forklift Battery To illustrate, imagine that you have a full glass of water. You stick a sponge in […]

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Single Reach Truck versus Double Reach Truck

Our company has narrow aisles and will be investing in a Reach Truck for its ease of use in smaller faces. Why would I select a Double Reach Truck over a Single Reach Truck? If you have an opportunity to create a pallet racking configuration that places (2) racks back-to-back, without an aisle in between, […]

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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, […]