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How to Properly Use Forklift Safety Equipment

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in News

How to Properly Use Forklift Safety Equipment

Companies that use their forklift fleets on a daily basis must emphasize forklift safety to protect their products, and more importantly, their employees.  Good forklift safety starts with well-trained operators that follow all the proper safety protocols, including preliminary checks and safe practices.  While practicing good forklift safety is a great start, you can make your workplace even safer by using forklift safety equipment such as safety sensors, forklift lights, and interactive smart systems.  In this guide, you will learn about...

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Tips to Reduce the Overhead Costs of your Forklift Fleet

Posted by on Aug 29, 2017 in News

Tips to Reduce the Overhead Costs of your Forklift Fleet

A forklift fleet can help your company get a lot of work done and improve your bottom line, but only if it is used efficiently.  With the amount of money your company spends on new and used forklifts, as well as forklift maintenance, it is important to use your forklift fleet as efficiently as possible to maximize your ROI.  Many companies may find that the cost of operating their forklift fleet has become too high, which means that they must find ways to reduce the overhead costs of operation.  Fortunately, there are many different ways that...

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Complete Summer Forklift Maintenance Tips

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in News

Complete Summer Forklift Maintenance Tips

This summer season has brought some hot, humid weather to the Chicago area.  The hot summer weather not only takes a toll on those who work outside, but it can also take a toll on your forklift equipment.  Excessive heat can put extra wear and tear on the forklift and increase the risk of damage to the engine, tires, and other parts due to overheating.  If you experience significant damage to your forklift, it can cause your company to fall behind with your work and force you to pay for expensive repairs.  Fortunately, there is a lot you can...

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Your Guide to the Different Types of Forklift Tires

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in News

Your Guide to the Different Types of Forklift Tires

If your company uses forklifts regularly, it is very important for you and your forklift operators to understand the differences between the types of forklift tires.  The tires are important features of a forklift because they directly affect the handling which impacts the safety and operation of the equipment.  The three main types of forklift tires are pneumatic tires, solid rubber tires or cushion tires, and polyurethane tires, and they each must be used in specific work environments.  The following information will help you understand the...

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The Difference Between Monotrol Pedal Shifting and Lever Shift

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in News

The Difference Between Monotrol Pedal Shifting and Lever Shift

Many different companies rely on their forklift fleet for their production which means that their staff must be well trained to operate the forklift equipment.  Forklifts are somewhat complex machines to operate, as operators must simultaneously control the steering, shifting, and lift itself.  Traditionally, the gear shifting for forklifts is done with a lever shifter that operators control with their hands.  The introduction of the monotrol pedal, a pedal that shifts between gears, has helped free up the hands of forklift operators by...

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Indoor and Outdoor Uses of Forklifts

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in News

Indoor and Outdoor Uses of Forklifts

The forklift is one of the most important pieces of heavy machinery used in commercial and industrial environments.  Many companies depend on their fleet of forklifts to move product and materials quickly and efficiently, both indoors and outdoors.  The more efficiently the job is done, the better it is for your bottom line.  This makes it very important to choose the right forklift for the specific job and setting.  This guide explains the most common indoor and outdoor uses of forklifts as well as some things to consider when buying a...

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Reasons to Consider Buying a Used Forklift in Chicago

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in News

Reasons to Consider Buying a Used Forklift in Chicago

Forklifts are such an integral part of the job for those who work in warehouses, factories, stockrooms, and other similar environments that it is difficult to imagine completing their jobs without one.  Many companies depend on their fleet of forklifts to complete projects and move product, and getting these jobs done more efficiently will ultimately increase profit margins.  Of course, it is much easier to complete jobs efficiently if you have a larger fleet of well-maintained forklifts.  If you are looking to add to your fleet, there are...

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The Differences Between 3 Wheel Forklifts and 4 Wheel Forklifts

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in News

The Differences Between 3 Wheel Forklifts and 4 Wheel Forklifts

Just like any other type of vehicle, there are many models of forklifts that come in various designs and configurations to handle different types of jobs.  While the forklift types often differ by design and attachments, most models are available in 3 wheel and 4 wheel configurations.  It may not seem like there are major differences between the two options, especially when both configurations are available on the same forklift model, but there are some key differences that you must consider when making a forklift rental or purchase.  This...

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Store your Car for the Winter with our Storage/ Parking Lifts

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in News, Storage & Parking Lifts

Store your Car for the Winter with our Storage/ Parking Lifts

During the spring, summer, and fall in the Chicago area, those that own sports cars, convertibles, and classic cars drive these vehicles as much as they can before the harsh winter weather returns.  There is nothing like cruising on a pleasant day in a convertible or classic car, but with winter quickly approaching, it is time to start worrying about storing your vehicle.  Many homeowners only have space in their garages for one or two cars, which means that storing your classic car or convertible will force you to have to park your everyday...

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Forklift Maintenance and Safety Tips to Prepare for Winter

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in News

Forklift Maintenance and Safety Tips to Prepare for Winter

The dropping temperatures late this fall season are a reminder that the winter will be hitting the Chicago area very soon.  The harsh winter weather makes doing anything outside more difficult, including operating a forklift.  Many forklift operators work in environments such as warehouses and loading docks that can be affected by the winter weather.  Forklift accidents almost always increase in the winter, making it very important for operators to properly maintain their equipment and take the necessary safety precautions.  Effective...

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