forklift plugging training

Training Your Operators on Forklift Plugging

A forklift feature designed to decrease wear and tear on forklift brakes, forklift plugging gives operators the ability to change direction of a forklift with an accelerator pedal and directional selector. Forklift plugging is also referred to as regenerative braking, regen or switch-back. Plugging on an Electric Forklift versus Engine Powered Forklift Engine powered forklifts […]

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What to Do During a Forklift Tip-Over

On average 100 people lose their lives each year working on, or around forklifts, and almost half of those casualties result from forklift tip-over accidents. Engineering, accident statistics, eye-witness, and first-hand accounts tell us that if an operator stays inside the overhead guard area in the seat of the forklift, the operator’s chance of survival […]

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Industrial Mezzanines

Industrial mezzanines add capacity for space and storage within a building. The free-standing, semi-permanent floor system works well with facilities having high ceilings, making it ideal for warehousing, distribution or manufacturing. 5 Common Uses of Industrial Mezzanines Entry to a second floor modular office or observation deck utilizes unused vertical space while providing storage or […]

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Operating Forklifts on Ramps

When operating on a forklift ramp, slope or incline, the operator must follow specific travel rules for their own safety. A ramp is defined as a grade of 10% or more. Forklifts with a Load Drive with the load uphill on ramps Drive forward, load uphill going up a ramp Drive backward, load uphill going […]

forklift emergency service

Forklift Emergency Service

If your company runs multiple work shifts that extend into evening or weekend hours, you may find yourself in an emergency situation caused by a forklift breakdown.  What options do you have for continuing production? What is forklift emergency service? Every location of ProLift offers forklift emergency service via toll-free phone number to customers. Available […]

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Used Forklift Lease

Purchasing a used forklift, but don’t have a budget to pay the full amount upfront? Your company can secure a used forklift lease. Types of Used Forklift Leases $1 option: After financing during a specified term, this forklift lease allows your company to own the used forklift. FMV: A full market value lease (FMV) also […]

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Toyota Forklift Advantages

If you are considering purchasing or renting a Toyota Forklift, you may be wondering how Toyota compares to another forklift manufacturer. ProLift is proud to be a Toyota Forklift dealer, supporting customers with their forklift and material handling needs. When asked about Toyota Forklift advantages, our sales reps highlighted features about forklift parts, service and […]

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Installing a Forklift Attachment Name Plate

A forklift name plate, also referred to as a capacity plate, data plate or data tag, is placed on the equipment to inform the operator how much weight can be lifted safely. Forklifts are required by law to have an accurate and legible name plate. Forklift Attachment Considerations Forklift attachments add weight in front of […]

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Is Your Forklift Designed for Forklift Plugging?

If your forklift is battery powered, it is very likely that plugging is a good practice, but engine powered forklifts should not be plugged. Forklift plugging, also known as regenerative braking, regen or switch-back, allows operators to change direction of the forklift using only the directional controller and accelerator pedal. By eliminating the use of […]

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How to Choose a Used Forklift Warranty

New forklift equipment offers a standard warranty from the manufacturer; however, used forklifts may present you with a variety of options. Details of a used forklift warranty, including items repaired and period of coverage will differ by seller. How can you choose the best used forklift warranty for your company? Evaluate Forklift Production Hours The […]

burden carrier

Burden Carriers Carry People

If your company needs to carry and transport people throughout the facility, you are not limited to personnel carriers. Burden carriers also carry people. Burden Carrier Customization Known more for carrying a load, burden carriers can be customized with a second fold-away bench seat that lets you carry up to 4 people comfortably. Trying to […]

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When to Choose a Forklift Rental Versus Purchase

When production at your company begins to gradually increase or a short-term project is announced, whether or not to invest in lift equipment is a key question. Use these questions to determine if you should rent lift equipment versus a purchase.