Top 10 Tuesday: Week of January 11th

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. Each week we sift through dozens and dozens of posts in order to refine what we share to just those top 10 posts that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness or the value of the information in the post. Continue reading

15 Electric Pallet Truck Safety Tips

toyota class iii It certainly doesn’t look as menacing as many of its larger forklift cousins. But your electric pallet jack has its own set of safety concerns. These trucks come in a number of varieties and those are broken out by the Industrial Truck Association this way:

Class 3 – Electric Motor Hand Trucks

  1. Lift Code 1  Low Lift Platform
  2. Lift Code 2  Low Lift Walkie Pallet
  3. Lift Code 3  Tractors (Draw Bar Pull Under 999 lbs.)
  4. Lift Code 4  Low Lift Walkie/Center Control
  5. Lift Code 5  Reach Type Outrigger
  6. Lift Code 6   High Lift Straddle
  7. Lift Code 7  High Lift Counterbalanced
  8. Lift Code 8  Low Lift Walkie/Rider Pallet

What are the safety concerns then?

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Top 10 Tuesday: Week of January 4th

The full work week returns, and forklift and material handling information was shared or posted daily 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. Each week we sift through dozens and dozens of posts in order to refine what we share to just those top 10 posts that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness or the value of the information in the post. Continue reading

Top 10 Tuesday: Week of December 28th

Yet another truncated business week with the New Year Holiday. But forklift and material handling information was still shared or posted daily 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. Each week we sift through dozens and dozens of posts in order to refine what we share to just those top 10 posts that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness or the value of the information in the post. Continue reading

Top 10 Tuesday: Week of December 21st

It was a short business week, but there were still posts, see which of them were the most popular based on interaction.

Forklift and material handling information is shared or posted daily 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. Each week we sift through dozens and dozens of posts in order to refine what we share to just those top 10 posts that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness or the value of the information in the post. Continue reading

Top 10 on Tuesday: Week of December 14th

Articles Forklift and material handling information is shared or posted daily 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. Each week we sift through dozens and dozens of posts in order to refine what we share to just those top 10 posts that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness or the value of the information in the post. Continue reading

10 Top Posts: Week of December 7th

top storiesForklift and material handling information is shared or posted daily 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. Each week we sift through dozens and dozens of posts in order to refine what we share to just those top 10 posts that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness or the value of the information in the post. Continue reading

10 Top Posts: Week of November 30th

Forklift and material handling information is shared or posted daily 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. Each week we sift through dozens and dozens of posts in order to refine what we share to just those top 10 posts that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness or the value of the information in the post. Continue reading

10 Top Posts From Week Ending November 29th

Forklift and material handling information is shared or posted daily 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. Each week we sift through dozens and dozens of posts in order to refine what we share to just those top 10 posts that we feel are the most relevant based on newsworthiness or the value of the information in the post. Continue reading

Best 9 Tips For Jump Starting Your Forklift Battery

jumper cablesThere are any number of ways a forklift’s battery can run down, the most common being the lights were left on after the truck was turned off. Another common reason is low hourly usage forklifts never getting the opportunity to recharge the battery properly. Here in Minnesota with our cold weather, the battery is pushed beyond its limits when the operator calls on it some frigid morning. Add to these computers, radios, scales and other accessories and batteries are seeing challenges from many directions.

Many of us grew up around cars, equipment and even agricultural equipment that gave us numerous opportunities to practice safe jump starting. Today it seems there are far fewer calls for the practice, and we have to be certain we remember, and that others are taught the right way this is done. Continue reading

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