Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are creating a fundamental change in the material handling industry. The longer runtimes, longer lifespan, fast charge capability, and reduced cost of ownership make adoption of lithium-ion power a clear decision.
When you think about material handling equipment in the construction industry, forklifts may not be the first thing that springs to mind. Front end loaders, back hoes, and conveyors may be what you think of right off the bat.
Does that headline scare you? Well, it should if you rely on electric forklifts. Yikes!
Most folks don’t associate forklifts with farming. Tractors and combines, sure. Forklifts and other material handling equipment, not so much.
But as the need for increased speed and efficiency in agriculture has grown, modern material handling solutions have replaced tractors on farms of all types. Supplies and seed are regularly delivered on pallets, so forklifts are quickly becoming a staple of the modern American farm. Farmers looking to expand or who want to store more seed, produce, or supplies need the extra oomph that a lift truck brings.
Farming is hard work. As if dealing with unpredictable weather weren’t enough, there’s the volatile market, the physical demands, and the unpredictability of livestock and crops. Most farmers embrace technology that makes their job easier and depend on the lifting power of forklift trucks.
This blog post will focus on the lumberyard environment and examine factors to consider when purchasing forklifts.
Downtime is a dirty word. We hate it. YOU, hate it. It is more than an “inconvenience”—it is expensive. Let’s discuss how you can avoid downtime as much as possible and keep your business—and your forklifts—moving forward.
Do you have good visibility into your forklift fleet's status? Have you asked yourself whether a forklift is worth the money you're spending to run it? Have you evaluated your forklifts productivity and decided you might have too many or not exactly the right machine for the job or space they are operating in? Read this article for clarification and call us for some free tools to help in your data analyzing and decision-making process.
Electric, LP or diesel, oh my! Which type of forklift should you buy?
When outfitting your operation with expensive machinery such as forklifts, there are times and circumstances when renting instead of purchasing just makes good business sense.
Your forklifts have costs associated with operation and it’s important that you know how much each one costs you per hour of operation.