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Standing Desks and Stand up Forklifts May Be Better for You but Can Not Be Compared

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stand up versus three wheel narrow aise warehouseStanding desks are all the rage now in today’s workplace. While many people I know with standing desks hardly use them, they’re at least there in case you want to stretch your legs every once in a while and get a good view around the office. And I suppose there are the health benefits of not sitting down throughout an entire work shift.

But choosing between a stand-up rider and sit-down forklift is about more than the potential health benefits. Using the correct piece of equipment can actually have a major impact on the safety of your workplace. This guide will help show you the pros and cons of both types of forklifts and point you in the right direction for your next purchase, lease, or rental decision. Continue reading

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

Aichi E-series Scissor Lift: Just Why Is It so Unique?

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scissor lift by aichiAccording to a study published by Global Market Insights in February 2018, the rental market for aerial work platforms is expected to reach $24 billion by the year 2024 (up from around $15 billion in 2016). This sharp increase in demand is largely attributable to the booming construction industry with scissor lifts seeing the largest increase in equipment demand.

And it makes sense. Scissor lifts are practical, inherently safer than using a ladder, and they’re a more economical solution than many other powered types of equipment. So how do you choose the right scissor lift for your application? They’re all essentially the same, right? They travel and lift and lower and that’s usually good enough to get the job done isn’t it?

Well, not quite. While many people tend to focus on the upfront cost as the only factor when purchasing or renting this type of equipment, this could end up costing you in reduced efficiency, performance, and safety, among other factors. This guide will help you understand these factors and make a better, more informed decision when it comes to the type of equipment you want on the job site. Continue reading

By | September 5th, 2018|Categories: Aichi, AWP, Durability, Efficiency, Warehouse|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Electric Forklift Trucks: The Good and the Bad

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toyota three wheel electric forklift in warehouseEvery model of forklift has its own unique advantages. Using the right forklift for your application is important for both safety and productivity. Electric forklift trucks are a great fit for warehouses and manufacturing facilities that require primarily indoor use.  If your application requires indoor use and fumes or noise are a factor, then an electric forklift may be your ticket.  Check out the points below on Toyota’s electric forklift line: Continue reading

Forklift Tire Needed, Which Is the Best Fit?

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forklift tireThe forklift tire is critical to forklift safety [provides stability] and for protecting the operator and the forklift itself from vibrations by acting as the forklift’s only form of shock absorption. The forklift tire is subject to harm through the environment it works in, operational patterns, and to some extent, operator abuse.

Picking the right forklift tire for your operation can enhance safety and possibly cut your costs. Recently Camso launched a web based tool that give you direction in which tire you’ll need for your specific operation. Continue reading

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Efficiency, Parts, Tires, Toyota|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Propane Lift Trucks: Productivity in a Bottle

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toyota propane lift trucksRenze Display designs, builds and ships custom displays, exhibits and graphics. The Omaha, Neb., company works with up to 100 clients on a daily basis, from Fortune 500 companies to local mom-and-pop stores, located across the United States. After transitioning from electric to propane lift trucks, the company improved productivity and equipment reliability. Continue reading

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Efficiency, Forklift|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Warehousing Racking: What’s In Your Space?

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warehouse and toyota forkliftThe way you set up and use your warehouse and racking within your warehouse can either help or hurt your efficiency and productivity, particularly when it comes to forklifts and other material handling equipment operating within your racking system. Increasing efficiency and productivity, means strategically placing product and using the right kind of racking for your specific industry. It also means using the right fork lifts and other material handling equipment.

Many effective distribution centers utilize two to three different types of warehouse racking depending on product. Effective distribution centers utilize the full clear height of the building which is typically 18 inches below the lowest point of the ceiling. It’s always necessary to select storage racks based on the kind of inventory you’re storing and to place your fastest moving SKUs together and in the most accessible places. Continue reading

By | December 14th, 2016|Categories: Efficiency, Racking, Warehouse|Tags: , |2 Comments

Toyota Forklift: Look What’s Inside

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Toyota forklift engines infographicToyota Forklift trucks are unique in many ways. They feature the System of Active Stability (SAS) no other forklift manufacturer can offer, and they’re built using the highly revered Toyota Production System methodology. But, did you know that many Toyota Internal Combustion Forklifts are manufactured using Toyota engines?

Learn more about the Toyota Engines inside Toyota Forklifts, and how they compare below: 4Y Forklift Engine Core IC CushionCore IC Pneumatic 1ZS Forklift Engine Core IC Diesel Pneumatic 1FS Forklift Engine Large IC CushionBox Car SpecialPaper Roll SpecialMid IC PneumaticLarge IC Pneumatic 1KD Forklift Engine Mid IC Diesel PneumaticLarge IC Diesel Pneumatic Continue reading

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Efficiency, Forklift, Sales, Toyota|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Parts Supply Chain Management and Forklift Trucks

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forklift parts in forklift service vanView original at www.mmh.com

For much of their history, lift trucks were managed and maintained in-house, with minimal post-sale assistance from dealers. Now that many lift truck users have entered into maintenance agreements with dealers, equipment users no longer have to oversee the minutiae of fleet maintenance. By the same token, dealers and service providers are now challenged to efficiently manage services and parts supplies to ensure the uptime their clients demand.

As original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) develop fleet management solutions, dealers and service providers also leverage many of the same technologies, reporting metrics and inventory management tools. Continue reading

By | September 28th, 2016|Categories: Efficiency, Forklift, Parts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Warehouse Inventory Management: Seven Areas That Matter

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warehouse inventory stafferOriginal article can be read through Bristol Storage.

Whether you’re a well-established and successful company or a recent start-up the running of your warehouse and tracking of its inventory is key to your operation.

You might simply be looking to better organize your space, upgrade your warehouse capabilities, improve inventory control, or even build an entirely new storage unit.

Well, whatever your plans may be, we have decided to detail some of our top tips on how you can ensure successful management. Continue reading

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By | September 14th, 2016|Categories: Efficiency, Racking, Warehouse, Wire Deck|Tags: , , , |0 Comments