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Forklift Tire Replacement: Bad Forklift Tires Equal a Bad Ride

Bad forklift tires can be a serious safety issue that creates stability issues for the forklift and its load, but forklift tire replacement is often overlooked. Forklift Tire Design Forklifts do not utilize suspension systems with springs or air-ride similar to over-the-road trucks. They use a suspension system much like a farm tractor. The front […]

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Forklift Technician: Shop or Road Technician

As a forklift technician, you are the person to help customers get their forklifts running or keep it operating efficiently with routine maintenance. “I often tell our technicians they aren’t only the troubleshooters but the superheroes,” says Holly Duddy, ProLift’s Corporate Recruiter. “People are happy to see them arrive.” At ProLift, technicians fall into two […]

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11 Questions For Choosing Forklift Safety Accessories

When placed in the proper warehouse atmosphere, forklift safety accessories can be effective for accident prevention; however, they should never replace the use of horns, spotters or areas restricted to pedestrian traffic. And, because an accessory is only as effective as the person using it, advantages of using the safety accessory should be stressed to […]

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Forklift Rental Purchase Option: Is It To Your Advantage?

If you have a long-term need, but are not ready to commit to purchasing equipment, a forklift rental purchase option (RPO) is a solution for your company. A rental purchase option allows your company to put portions of your monthly rental payment toward the purchase of the equipment, but doesn’t commit you to the acquisition. […]

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What to Include in Your Forklift Battery Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kit

  Regular maintenance of your electric forklift battery or electric forklift motor can increase your fuel economy dramatically by allowing the battery to have a longer life cycle – even beyond the warranty period. To keep associates safe while performing regular maintenance of the forklift battery watering level, personal protective equipment (PPE) is required to […]

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Why is My Forklift Overheating?

When operators notice the temperature gauge has risen into the “red zone”, a forklift must be tagged out of daily production to avoid causing damage to key components. Troubleshooting an Overheating Forklift Broken Fan or Fan Belt The forklift’s fan and fan belt sit under the operator’s seat and toward the back of the unit. […]

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Checking Your Forklift for a Propane Leak

“I smell propane coming from my forklift. The tank’s valve doesn’t appear to be the source of the leak. What else should I check?” First, focus on ventilation! Open up doors and/or windows in the area and turn off the forklift’s propane tank. You must be in an open, well-ventilated area to allow the LP […]

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Forklift Overhead Guards

The forklift overhead guard protects an operator from falling loads. Overhead guards for forklifts categorized as Class I, II, IV and V must meet the Falling Object Protection (FOP) requirement. In addition to the FOP standards, Class VII rough terrain forklifts with side operator cab locations must meet the Roll Over Protection (ROP) standard. Forklift […]

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Forklift Clamp Attachment

A forklift clamp attachment can enhance your daily production and is made for a variety of applications. The clamp attachment lifts and moves the product to place on the production line, or stacks it for future use. Since most products moved by clamps are not on pallets, it’s important to review the design and fragility […]

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Finding the Best Forklift Options

Consider your current forklift fleet. How long ago did you purchase the equipment? Has your production schedule or loads changed? Were the units purchased new or did you acquire used equipment with limited features? Although there is a perception that forklifts are commodities, no purchase is standard. When designed specifically for your warehouse and application, […]

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Forklift Operator Seat Ergonomics

One of the most important assets to your company is your group of dedicated employees and as the employer your goal is to reduce the risk of injury of your employees. Therefore, the comfort and safety of those employees should be a priority. For forklift operators, the majority of their work day requires sitting for […]

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Types of Forklift Manuals

To provide a thorough overview of the forklift, three types of forklift manuals are available. Each manual is geared toward a unique audience, but all have a goal of keeping your forklift dependable and safe. Selecting a Forklift Manual Forklift operator manual: This manual provides the operator with an overview of the forklift’s features and […]