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What is a Hydrostatic Forklift?

Hydrostatic forklifts are a powerful, fuel-efficient alternative to traditional internal combustion (IC) forklifts. Instead of using an automobile-style torque convertor, hydrostatic forklifts draw power from an efficient, enclosed hydrostatic drive.

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Top 3 Signs Your Forklift Brakes May Fail

Pop quiz: which of the following issues are clear warning signs a forklift’s brakes need to be repaired:

  1. A grinding noise
  2. Soft or spongy brakes
  3. Grabby brakes
  4. Brake squeal

Bad forklift brakes put your workers and your company in jeopardy. That’s why...

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Top 4 Forklift Operator Bad Habits

Ever seen someone trying to drive and text at the same time? Most of us have, even though we all know using a smartphone while driving is dangerous. Unfortunately, a recent survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found:

  • 52% of drivers admitted...
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What Are Rough Terrain Forklifts?

Different operations and situations call for different types of forklifts, so when someone comes in looking to purchase one, there is no “standard” option.

However, we can usually determine the right forklift for the job by finding out a few things about...

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Forklift Replacement Parts: Should I Use OEM VS. Aftermarket Parts?

When you’re managing a forklift fleet, uptime is your main focus. Forklift fleet managers see the big picture of their forklifts and their impact on the company’s bottom line. If you haven’t considered the value rather than the cost of your forklift...

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10 Reasons You’ll Love the New Electric Toyota DockStocker Forklift

What if you could increase your warehouse productivity, raise your safety standards, and get a better ROI simultaneously? You can buy new electric forklifts with confidence, knowing that you’ll achieve better productivity, a better ROI, and the best...

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Popular Forklift Attachments: #2 Barrel Grabbers and Drum Clamps

For our second article about the most popular forklift attachments, we’re focusing on drum clamps and barrel grabbers. There are a lot of options depending on your application:

  • Wine barrel clamp attachments
  • Specialized drum clamps used in chemical...
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Do You Know How to Read a Forklift Data Plate?

Your forklift’s data plate (also known as a nameplate) provides essential information about the truck’s capabilities and limitations. Every forklift operator should understand how to read forklift data plates, especially the load capacity chart.

The...

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The Komatsu BX50 Forklift Product Review

Komatsu is a name synonymous with quality and reliability. And we’re excited to announce that the brand’s BX50 series - a unique internal combustion (IC) offering that can suit a number of warehouse applications - is now a part of The Lilly Company...

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When to Use a Lead-Acid Vs. Lithium-Ion Forklift Battery

If you run a multi-shift operation and haven’t started learning about lithium-ion forklift batteries yet, you may be surprised to know: A lithium-ion forklift battery can pay for itself in less than three years through:

  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced...
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