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Benefits of All Terrain Forklifts

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When you need to move materials over rough terrain, having the right forklift for the job is essential. Not all forklifts are created with the durability to work in harsh outdoor environments, and using the wrong forklift can cause damage to the machinery and your product and can compromise the safety of your workers. What […]

Supply Chain Woes Make the Case for Buying Used Material Handling Equipment

The imapct of supply chain disruptions on MHE

The pandemic has squeezed global supply chains, causing distribution and manufacturing issues across many industries from healthcare to lumber to automotive. One particularly problematic issue we’re facing is with semiconductor chips. Used extensively in electronic circuits, semiconductors power everything including cell phones, toothbrushes, alarm clocks, washing machines, your car’s display screens – and yes, even […]

Valuable Tax Deductions Available For Used Equipment Purchases

Is your company taking advantage of valuable tax deductions for used equipment purchases? While there are several benefits to purchasing used forklifts, there’s one called the Section 179 deduction, and it can mean big savings for your business. About Section 179 Deductions If you haven’t heard of the Section 179 deduction yet, The Forklift Pro […]

5 Must-Have Material Handling Apps


Apps are designed to pass the time, entertain us, educate us, and make our lives more convenient. Did you know that certain apps can increase workplace safety and efficiency? What if you could control your MHE inventory with your phone? We sought out the answers to those questions and as it turns out, you can! […]

3 Industries Made More Efficient by the Forklift

Like most products, the forklift was born out of necessity. In this case, it was to move heavy materials short distances. In the early part of the 20th century, the forerunners to the modern forklift were powered hoists that were used to lift loads. World War I increased the need for development of material handling […]

Ode to the Forklift

In previous blog posts, we covered topics ranging from different uses for forklifts to picking the right machine.  For those in the supply chain industry, it’s easy to understand that if a forklift is needed for the job – nothing else will do, but before the 1900s, forklifts were still a dream of the future. […]