Counterbalance vs. Reach Forklifts

Counterbalance and Reach Forklifts in a warehouse

Forklifts are not one-size-fits-all machines. Though they all have similar capabilities and the same end goal of efficiently moving material, understanding their differences is fundamental in the purchase process. Warehouse space, loading requirements, storage space, and weighted material are all key players in deciding which used forklift style to choose. Though counterbalance forklifts have typically been the leader in lifting, … Read More

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Electric vs. Propane Forklifts [Infographic]

Electic versus Propane Forklifts

Purchasing a used forklift for your business is not always a straightforward endeavor. There are many factors to consider in the decision making process, such as type of material being handled, workspace (indoor, outdoor, narrow aisles, etc.), and weight capacity needs. Choosing the wrong material handling equipment presents an unnecessary strain on capital. You want your investment to fulfill the … Read More

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Twitter Chats with The Forklift Pro

Twitter Chats with The Forklift Pro

The digital revolution has given the material handling company the power to reach their customers online, as well as collaborate with other industry leaders. We have had the opportunity to establish great relationships through multiple online platforms – not just with our great clients, but also with other material handling leaders. We are always searching for ways to better serve … Read More

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5 Tips for Warehouse Organization

Warehouse Organization Tips from The Forklift Pro

Warehouse managers are becoming increasingly aware of the need for facility maintenance, organization, minimizing labor expenses, and lowering overhead costs. The problem is typically not lack of manpower or resources, but lack of space efficiency and inventory organization. A clear-cut management plan is anything but simple, but the right organizational methods and best practices can bring balance and efficiency to … Read More

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5 Must-Have Material Handling Apps

The Forklift Pro recommends these 5 Apps for Material Handling Equipment

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! When you type “forklifts” into … Read More

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A Wholesaler’s Role in Forklift Safety

The Forklift Pro Wholesaler Safety

Though forklift safety is the responsibility of everyone in the warehouse, exemplary leadership and safety culture needs to start with the equipment you are purchasing – and from whom you are purchasing it. Establishing clear-cut processes for equipment, safety standards, and safety compliance begins with your wholesaler, which is why it is so important to be selective with where you … Read More

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Forklift 101: Tips for New Forklift Drivers

Forklift Driver 101

Forklifts give us the power to save time, money, heavy lifting, and unloading, as well as increase efficiency in warehouse logistics. With that being said, being a forklift operator takes discipline, focus, and continuous training. There is a hard line between being a professional forklift operator and being an experienced forklift operator professional. Don’t worry – in time you will … Read More

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If You Don’t Snooze, You’ll Lose. Helping the Sleep Deprived Shift Worker.

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For as long as mankind has existed, we have risen and set with the sun. It is in our genetics to be active in the day and to sleep at night. Every human biological function is controlled by circadian rhythms, also known as our ‘body clock.’ This tells our bodies when to wake up, when to sleep and when to … Read More

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3 Industries Made More Efficient by the Forklift

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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 equipment due to the shortage … Read More

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Forklift Trade-In Value: 8 Areas to Keep in Mind

Value of a Used Forklift

There’s no doubt that the forklift is a useful asset to many operations, but machines don’t last forever. Eventually, what used to be a productive piece of equipment turns into a something that’s spending more time in the repair shop than on the job. Nobody has time for a loss in productivity when it comes to running a business, but … Read More

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