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Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of August 6th

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Forklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Propane Use in your Forklift Fleet

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changing forklift propane tankUsing propane in your forklift fleet? It is serious business and OSHA recognizes that. Lets get right down to the rules, safety IS important. From OSHA regs 1910.110(e)(4)(iii)

Permanent and removable fuel containers shall be securely mounted to prevent jarring loose, slipping, or rotating, and the fastenings shall be designed and constructed to withstand static loading in any direction equal to twice the weight of the tank and attachments when filled with fuel using a safety factor of not less than four based on the ultimate strength of the material to be used. Field welding, when necessary, shall be made only on saddle plates, lugs or brackets, originally attached to the container by the tank manufacturer. Continue reading

By | August 9th, 2017|Categories: Forklift, forklift safety, Safety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of July 30th

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top ten 3Forklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Forklift Tires: This but Not That

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forklift tire choiceWhen choosing the right tire for your forklift, the most common options are pneumatic forklift tires or cushion forklift tires.  These two types of tires have significant differences between them that should be considered when evaluating which works best for your application.

Choosing the right tire impacts the handling and safety of your forklift.  The majority of forklifts are specifically designed for a particular tire and tires are designed for specific applications or industries. Continue reading

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Forklift, Tires|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of July 23rd

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forklift top ten photoForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Why Toyota Forklift Maintenance Plans?

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toyota forklift maintenance techIt’s your forklift, but it has our name on it, and we take pride in every one of our products. To help keep your forklift running like new, Toyota offers flexible forklift maintenance plans ranging from full-maintenance to custom planned maintenance (PMs) to individualized services.

You can’t afford downtime. Trust your Toyota dealer’s forklift maintenance plan to keep your forklift in top shape and working for you and your business. Continue reading

By | July 26th, 2017|Categories: Forklift, Toyota|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of July 9th

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Tuesdays top ten bannerForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Common Forklift Parts: The Terminology Primer

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Forklift parts are what make up the machine you depend on for safe, reliable productivity. Get to know basic forklift parts terminology.

Locating the common parts of a forklift is vital to make certain that your operators are reliably using equipment as intended in a safe manner. The following list of forklift terminology will help to ensure all associates are prepared to use equipment effectively and identify items that require the attention of a maintenance technician. Continue reading

By | July 12th, 2017|Categories: Forklift, Parts, Toyota|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of July 2nd

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top ten tuesday graphicForklift and material handling information is constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, G+, Facebook and more share company and industry news, product insights as well as operational and safety information. Much of what is posted is promotional in nature but a fair percentage is informational and of possible interest to a wide range of readers.

Every day we sift through dozens of posts and articles in order to refine what we share with others. Then each week just the top 10 posts [or so] that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness are posted by us in this weekly summary. Continue reading

Scissor Lifts: What Goes Up Safely Comes Down Safely

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scissor lift by aichiScissor lifts are reliable mobile elevating work platforms used by workers to reach elevated work locations in a variety of industries and applications. Scissor lift safety requires careful consideration of the equipment specifications and standardizing safe operator practices through effective training.

According to an OSHA study, the three largest issues contributing to scissor lift injuries and deaths were employers’ failure to address:

  1. Fall protection
  2. Stabilization
  3. Positioning

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