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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

Toyota 3-Wheel Electric 8FBEU, Just Exceptional

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toyota forklift 8fbeuThe Toyota 3-Wheel Electric sit-down counterbalance forklift is the most versatile 3-wheel forklift in the industry. With more than 30 new and improved features, the newly introduced Toyota 3-Wheel Electric takes productivity, ergonomics, and operator control to a whole new level. Durable and dependable, the industry-leading Toyota 3-wheel electric sit-down counterbalance makes material handling more enjoyable than ever.

Toyota’s 3-wheel electric dominates the industry with efficiency. Unsurpassed lift and lowering speeds allow for quick, proficient load lifting, while progressive hydraulics on the mast give the operator full control of fork placement. In a tight turn, cornering speed control improves forklift stability and operator confidence. Tight spaces are easy to maneuver and Progressive hydraulics on the mast give the operator unmatched control. Continue reading

Ergonomics: Right On The Button

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toyota pallet jackFrom top to bottom, manufacturers are [or should] be looking at equipment asking themselves what can be improved to put as much ergonomic safety into a forklift as say they put into a computer mouse. Lift trucks for the most part operate in work environments where the focus isn’t so much on repetitive strain injury as it is on production or simply getting work done. Continue reading

Forklift Ergonomics, Get a Handle on It

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toyota forklift ergonomic handleFocusing on the little things, those points more obscure but no less important when considering the prevention of repetitive work place injuries we stop to consider the lowly handle and its role in safety.

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By | August 3rd, 2012|Categories: Ergonomic, Forklift, Safety, Toyota|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ergonomics: An Ounce of Prevention

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injury venWikipedia says about ergonomics: “Ergonomics is employed to fulfill the two goals of health and productivity. It is relevant in the design of such things as easy-to-use interfaces to machines and equipment. Proper ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability.

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By | July 6th, 2012|Categories: Ergonomic, Forklift, Safety|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ergonomics: Just Gettin’ on with It

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toyota ergonomicsHow about this for a kicker? Even getting on a forklift can be looked at as one way to reduce effort and strain experienced by the operator. Looking again for the small things, those ergonomic points that are robbed of their moment in the spotlight I ran across the following.

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By | June 29th, 2012|Categories: Ergonomic, Forklift, Sales, Service|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Just How Do You Lift a Tank?

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forklift propane tankEven something as routine as changing a liquid propane tank on a forklift has its safety procedures, and while we have your attention, I thought it might an opportune time to point you to a great resource about this.

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By | June 25th, 2012|Categories: Ergonomic, Safety|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Toyota Forklift: Example Of Ergonomics In Design

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toyota pallet jackFrom the plant or shop floor to the executive offices, Toyota Forklift addresses what’s important to everyone. Productivity, ergonomics, safety and fuel efficiency as well as environmental concerns, Toyota Forklifts has maintained its number one position in not only the US but the world through responsible, active pursuit of what IS truly critical to each need presented to it.

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By | May 31st, 2012|Categories: Ergonomic, Forklift|Tags: , |0 Comments

Toyota 8-Series Forklift Focus – Ergonomics

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ergonomics
Pronunciation /ˌɜː.gəˈnɒm.ɪks/
ergonomics (plural ergonomics)
1. The science of the design of equipment, especially so as to reduce operator fatigue, discomfort and injury

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By | April 20th, 2012|Categories: Ergonomic, Forklift|Tags: , , , |0 Comments