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Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of September 10th

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top-10 post imageForklift 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

Toyota Forklift Trucks, What is Everyone Saying?

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toyota forklift diesel Toyota Forklift trucks entered the North American forklift market nearly 50 years ago and has manufactured over 500,000 forklifts on U.S. soil. Toyota has been the top selling forklift brand in the U.S. since 2002. Toyota forklifts, based in Columbus, IN, is a full-service manufacturer and distributor of high-quality forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, pallet jacks, tow tractors and AGVs. Built on a reputation of excellence, Toyota remains popular due to its quality, durability, reliability and overall value (QDRV). Quality is the hallmark of Toyota’s world-renowned Toyota Production System, which is practiced at all Toyota manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM) in Columbus, IN.

Let’s get a little closer to what Toyota Forklift is to real people. Why is a Toyota forklift, and the Toyota culture so admired? Continue reading

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of September 3rd

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top-10-Tuesday Image BForklift 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

What Mom Never Told You about Your Forklift Brakes

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toyota forklift brakes repair by technicianOSHA regulations do mention forklift brakes. Most of their attention is spent on when the parking brake needs to be set. Proper use of the parking brake is important, but more frequently forklift brakes are called on again and again to moderate speed and of course stop the lift truck.

Ensuring that forklift components and systems are working properly is key to maintaining your operators’ safety and productivity. Your forklift’s brake assembly is one of the most relied upon components of safety and should be inspected daily before the forklift is put to use. Continue reading

Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of August 27th

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top-10-TuesdayForklift 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

Forklifts Have Become Safer, But The Work Isn’t Finished

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toyota forklift service technician with meterForklifts have become safer and more productive due to the technological improvements built into the power train of the vehicle. Planned or preventive lift truck maintenance therefore has become even more critical. Whether your forklift is a Toyota unit, or any other make your bottom line can benefit from a lift truck planned maintenance program through TLM. You can view a presentation of the plan through this link.

Your forklifts should always be kept in safe working condition. It takes commitment, but doing so keeps operators and employees safe and keeps your forklift working better, longer.

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Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of August 20th

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top ten galForklift 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

When Forklift Service Isn’t a Choice

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http://www.toyotaequipment.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/forklift-truck-on-fire-safety.jpgMore often than you might guess, forklift service isn’t a choice. Just because the unit is operating doesn’t mean it is doing so safely. As you read this your forklifts are developing maintenance issues that need to be addressed soon or that are already past the point where safe forklift operation isn’t possible. The OSHA powered industrial truck standard [29 CFR 1910.178] lists a number of conditions under which a forklift must be removed from service. If the operator notes these conditions while driving, the operator must stop, park the vehicle and get assistance.

  • Any powered industrial truck not in safe operating condition shall be removed from service. All repairs shall be made by authorized personnel. [29 CFR 1910.178(q)(1)]
  • Defects when found must be immediately reported and corrected. [29 CFR 1910.178(q)(7)]
  • Any vehicle that emits hazardous sparks or flames from the exhaust system shall immediately be removed from service, and not returned to service until the cause for the emission of such sparks and flames has been eliminated. [29 CFR 1910.178(q)(8)]
  • When the temperature of any part of any truck is found to be in excess of its normal operating temperature, thus creating a hazardous condition, the vehicle shall be removed from service and not returned to service until the cause for such overheating has been eliminated. [29 CFR 1910.178(q)(9)]
  • No truck shall be operated with a leak in the fuel system until the leak has been corrected. [29 CFR 1910.178(p)(4)]

Here are some easy to spot conditions that help you identify when lifts need forklift service.

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Reader’s Top 10: From the Week of August 12th

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top ten forkliftForklift 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

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

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