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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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3 Areas of a Forklift You Must Be Familiar With

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in News

3 Areas of a Forklift You Must Be Familiar With

People that drive everyday are very familiar with their cars.  They know exactly how all the controls work, how to read the gauges, how to check for potential problems, and also how the car is supposed run which makes any problems noticeable.  If you use a forklift for your job every day, you should have the same level of familiarity with your forklift that you have with your car.  Much like your car, your forklift requires regular maintenance and must be handled properly.  There are three very important areas of a forklift that you should...

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Signs That It’s Time to Replace your Forklift

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in News

Signs That It’s Time to Replace your Forklift

Forklifts are expensive pieces of machinery which is why many companies that use forklifts maintain them to keep them running as long as possible.  But like all heavy machinery, your forklift will eventually need to be retired and replaced.  The question is, when is it time to finally replace a forklift that has given you years of dependable service?  This can be a tough decision to make, but these tips will help you decide if it is truly time to replace your forklift. Cost of Forklift Maintenance Becomes Too Much All forklifts require a...

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The Energy Efficiency of an Electric Forklift

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in News

The Energy Efficiency of an Electric Forklift

“Going green” has become a big priority in many areas of life, especially when it comes to energy usage.  Diesel fuel, gas, and other types of energy sources are slowly being phased out as more cost effective alternatives such as electricity and solar power are being applied to more uses.   This is certainly the case for forklifts as electric forklifts have become a popular alternative to traditional forklifts that run on gasoline.  When a major technology change such as this takes place, it is fair to ask, “is this new development really...

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Forklift Safety Tips for Outdoor Use

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in News

Forklift Safety Tips for Outdoor Use

Summer is here in the Chicago area which means that much more work can be done outdoors.  There are certain instances when you may need to use a forklift outdoors such as loading or unloading a truck and transporting loads to and from the warehouse.  Operating heavy machinery such as forklifts outdoors can be more difficult because the environment poses different challenges that a forklift operator does not face indoors.  All forklift operators, regardless of their level of experience, should follow these forklift safety tips to ensure safe...

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5 Common and Avoidable Forklift Mistakes

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in News

5 Common and Avoidable Forklift Mistakes

Like any other type of vehicle, accidents can happen with a forklift and many of them are avoidable with proper forklift maintenance and operation.  Forklift accidents in the workplace can be very dangerous which is why operators go through training that includes forklift safety before getting their license.  Operators with experience know how to avoid mistakes that can lead to accidents by checking the forklift before using it and exercising caution.  However, because these mistakes are so common, it is important for forklift operators to...

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Improve the Efficiency of Your Forklift with these 4 Tips

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in News

Improve the Efficiency of Your Forklift with these 4 Tips

When it comes to choosing and using heavy machinery such as forklifts, one of the most important qualities that people often look for is efficiency.  The level of efficiency of a particular forklift has a direct effect on your bottom line as machines that can handle more work at a lower operation cost will ultimately save your company money.  If you are not getting the efficiency you want out of your equipment, there are several ways you can improve the efficiency of both new and used forklifts.  The following 4 tips will improve the...

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Considerations for Buying a New Forklift

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in News

Considerations for Buying a New Forklift

Forklifts are very important pieces of equipment in many commercial settings and they are also a major investment for a company.  There are so many brands and types of forklifts available with different specifications, work capacities, and attachments to handle just about any job in a commercial or industrial setting.  The trick when getting a new forklift is finding one with the right specifications and attachments to handle the specific task that you need done.  Forklifts are not only an investment due to their purchase price, but also...

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