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Forklift Extensions: What You Need to Know

Forklift extensions, also known as fork extenders or long lifts, temporarily make your forks longer. Many industries use forklift extensions (logistics, warehousing, manufacturing, agriculture, food and grocery, etc.) because fork extenders make it easy...

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What You Need to Know Before Buying or Renting a Scissor Lift

Interested in buying or renting a scissor lift? Smart move.

Scissor lifts are not just a safer alternative to ladders and scaffolding; they can help you make massive productivity gains. Our most successful warehouse and distribution center clients own...

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Ladder Safety: Can Your Business Afford a Lawsuit or OSHA Citation?

What's the most dangerous piece of equipment in your facility? While forklift accidents may make headlines, ladders are significantly more dangerous.

According to the CDC, more than 500,000 ladder-related injuries occur every year. The estimated annual...

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We Rent It All, Even Heavy-Duty, High-Capacity Forklifts

Why Rent a Heavy-Duty, High-Capacity Forklift?

 

Reason #1: Adapt to Changing Business Needs

Renting gives you the flexibility to customize your fleet as business needs change. It doesn’t make sense to invest in equipment long-term when you only need it...

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How Often Should a Forklift Be Serviced?

Maintaining your forklift is the best way to prevent expensive repairs. You wouldn’t skip an oil change on the family vehicle, right? The same applies to your lift truck. You take care of it, and it will take care of you.

Internal combustion-powered...

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Used Pallet Racking: Is It Worth the Risk?

As a cost-conscious manager, you want to make the most of every dollar you spend. Used pallet racking may seem like an attractive option because of its low price, but it's rare to find used racking that's precisely what you need, and there are often...

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5 Signs Your Forklift Forks Should Be Replaced

The steel forks are one of the toughest parts on a forklift. They're designed to  take a lot of abuse, but they can also fail without warning.

A dropped load can cause serious injury, product damage, and expensive repairs, but the good news is: fork...

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How to Avoid Overspending on Forklift Service

When one of your team members says, “Hey boss, I think something’s wrong with one of our forklifts,” what goes through your mind? 

Probably something along the lines of, “oh no, how much will this cost to fix?” 

When a forklift goes down, you lose money...

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How Do You Know When to Update Your Forklift Fleet?

Experienced fleet managers know: an optimized fleet is a profitable, productive fleet. Whether you have five forklifts or fifty, there’s a sense of pride that comes with a reliable fleet that’s always humming — and contributing to the bottom line.

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9 Money-Saving Reasons to Convert Your Warehouse Lighting to LED

The cost to convert from fluorescent to LED lighting has come down dramatically in the past two years. Bryant-Denny and Jordan-Hare Stadium are just two of the many facilities that converted to LED from fluorescent or metal halide. LED lights:

  • Reduce...
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