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The Forklift Parts Lexicon: What You Should Know

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Forklift Parts 101: Most Common Forklift Parts and Terms

So many choices. So little time. Lift truck maintenance parts management can be a little overwhelming at times. Worse yet, it may seem fairly mundane. But it’s not, and it can have quite an impact on your fleet operations. As the experts say, it’s better to take the time to make a choice that will keep your fleet up and running.

“The best practice whether you go in-house or contract,” says Megan McGriff, Toyota Material Handling’s manager of parts sales, customer service and marketing, “is to do your due diligence up front and make sure you have immediate access to those parts most likely to maximize the uptime of your lift truck fleet.”

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 the forklift parts that require the attention of a maintenance technician.

If you ever thought that forklift parts wasn’t exciting. Be the merchant selling the wrong part, or the customer receiving it.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling & Much More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of July 19th

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tuesday top ten 112617Forklift and material handling information are constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, 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 and that’s here in our top 10.

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.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling & Much More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of July 12th

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top ten tuesdayForklift and material handling information are constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, 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 and that’s here in our top 10.

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.

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Lithium-Ion Forklift Battery Solution for Operational Efficiency

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Lithium-Ion forklift batteries save time, money, and the environment. When compared to traditional lead-acid technology, lithium batteries charge faster, last longer, and power doesn’t dissipate when being used. With batteries charging faster and lasting longer, there’s less downtime. Similarly, batteries don’t need to be swapped, watered, or equalized saving a bunch of time, money, and warehouse space.

Power solutions will deliver the next generation of forklift efficiency. Toyota is dedicated to staying ahead of the curve in power technology innovations – testing new power sources and energy integrations that will continue to maximize the value of all Toyota Forklifts. Continue reading

By | July 15th, 2020|Categories: Efficiency, Forklift, Industrial Battery, Toyota|0 Comments

Top 10 Tuesday: Forklift, Logistics, Material Handling & Much More. The Most Popular Posts From the Week of July 5th

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TOP TEN IMAGEForklift and material handling information are constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, 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 and that’s here in our top 10.

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.

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A Farm Forklift May Be Crucial to Your Business. Learn Why!

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farm forkliftAlthough generally used in warehouses and production facilities, farm forklifts are also common. If you own a farm, here are some interesting facts and substantive reasons why you need to consider buying a forklift:

Feeding the world is no small feat for today’s farmers. In order to maintain their place in the food supply chain facing the same increased demands for speed and efficiency as other industries, they need cutting edge technology, efficient processes, and innovative equipment that can keep up with their fast-paced environment. When you think of the equipment a farmer might need you may think of a planter and a combine, but do you think of a farm forklift? The need for this tough, reliable piece of equipment has gained popularity in the agriculture industry not only for its durability but also for its versatility. Continue reading

By | July 8th, 2020|Categories: Efficiency, Forklift, Safety, Toyota, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

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top ten tuesday forklift imageForklift and material handling information are constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, 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 and that’s here in our top 10.

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.

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Forklift Maintenance Agreements: An Impactful Tool In Your Productivity Arsenal

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forklift techniciansScheduled by the week or by equipment hours, forklift maintenance agreements are based on a forklift’s application. Not sure which to schedule, our service technicians, or your areas customer service representative [CSR] can work with you to determine the best option.

Equipment downtime is your operation’s worst enemy. Just like a car or house, a forklift requires maintenance and repairs after you purchase it. Taking a reactive approach to maintaining your forklifts can be accompanied by uncertainty and unexpected periods where forklifts are out of service. This can interrupt work flows that need to run smoothly for your business to succeed. Continue reading

By | July 1st, 2020|Categories: Durability, Efficiency, Forklift, Safety, Service, Toyota, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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top ten tuesday graphicForklift and material handling information are constantly shared or posted through dozens of sources. Websites, blogs, newsletters, Twitter, 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 and that’s here in our top 10.

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.

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The Foundry Package: Shielding Your Forklift from Harm

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foundry package forkliftWhat does a foundry package forklift have to do with the boy scout motto, “Be Prepared?” The motto reminds everyone to be prepared for workplace environments by learning beforehand what you will need in all the environments your forklift will work in. Another saying comes to mind, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound cure.”

“The Heat Is On” is more than just a popular song by Eagles lead singer Glenn Frey, it’s also a great metaphor for forging and casting applications. And the heat isn’t just on the street, it’s also on your forklift and on forklift operators. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can combat these high temperatures to increase productivity and reduce the possibility of premature wear on your equipment.

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