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Alright, Just How Do You Operate a Sit-down Forklift?

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toyota forklift on rampSit-down forklift trucks are the most commonly used forklifts today. Most commonly they are ITA forklift classes one, four and five. Sit-down forklift manufacturers are now focusing on operator comfort and its impact on productivity. “A happy operator is a productive operator” is the new mindset of the leading manufacturers.

Most industries require material handling equipment to move products from A to B. Most often, this is done with a forklift. As with all material handling equipment, this brief guide is not a replacement for specialized training and certification in their safe operation. Here are some brief guidelines for how to drive a sit-down forklift. Continue reading

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling and More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of November 4th

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Challenging Warehouses to Become Sustainable

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Forklift in warehouseAs the push for sustainable business practices continues to grow stronger, more and more warehouses are adopting “green” initiatives. Toyota has been practicing sustainable business practices, led by the guiding rules of the Toyota Production System, and continues to improve our impact on the environment. Practices such as Just-In-Time and Jidoka have helped Toyota Forklifts’ manufacturing site achieve a zero-landfill facility status. With benefits ranging from positive environmental impacts to substantial cost savings, making changes in your facility is worth your while. Here are a few of the ways you can bring green warehousing practices to your own facility: Continue reading

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling and More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of October 28th

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Forklift and material handling information are 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

But Which Forklift Spare Parts are Important?

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toyota forklift spare partsKeeping a large inventory of spare parts on hand encroaches on both the budget and physical storage space of your business. What happens if your forklift goes down and you don’t have that critical spare part on hand? Your business suffers unnecessary downtime and you may be forced to pay outrageous freight costs to have the parts shipped to you overnight.

How do you determine which forklift parts are critical and which are not?

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By | October 31st, 2018|Categories: Forklift, Parts, Toyota|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling and More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of October 21st

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tuesday top ten image Forklift and material handling information are 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 Truck Power, Fretting Over Internal Combustion

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Forklift co exhaustForklift trucks powered by internal combustion engines run on a variety of fuels, including gasoline, diesel fuel, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), and compressed natural gas. Forklifts with internal combustion engines can be quickly refueled but require regular maintenance checks for leaks of fuel or oil and worn parts to keep systems working properly.

The use of LP, CNG, gasoline, and diesel forklifts can provide an increase in efficiency and higher ROI for many different types of operations. Whether moving material between manufacturing steps or increasing throughput in a warehouse, Toyota offers a wide variety of pneumatic tire and cushion tire gas-powered forklifts to fit your needs. Continue reading

By | October 24th, 2018|Categories: Forklift, forklift safety, Safety|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling and More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of October 14th

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tora max pallet jack in use Forklift and material handling information are 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

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling and More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of October 7th

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tuesday top ten 112617 Forklift and material handling information are 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

3 Benefits of a Forklift Lease That May Change Your Perspective

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forklift lease toyotaThe forklift lease vs. buy decision is one most business will face sooner or later. This forklift is your company’s heavy lifter, whether it’s in the warehouse or out in the yard, so you need a good one–and you need it to be available at all times.

Buying something new is always exciting. A new purchase is the reward at the end of all the careful research you did to make sure you selected the best product on the market and it feels good for a while!

Three years into the life of your forklift ownership that new equipment smell has likely worn off and you are left with a forklift with declining efficiency. Or worse, one that no longer meets the needs of your growing business and your returns are diminishing. That is not what you expected when you made the purchase or is it?

For many companies large and small, leasing your fleet is an excellent option that can offer much better returns than purchasing without a substantial capital investment. I have thought of a few good reasons you might consider leasing your next forklift. Continue reading

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