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Prepare Your Forklifts For Cold Weather

It’s late October, the days are getting shorter, and winter is looming in NE Pennsylvania. So it’s a good time to review our maintenance tips for cold-weather, along with some advice about keeping your operators comfortable in the frigid weather.

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Want to Reduce Downtime? Don’t Neglect your Forklift Battery.

A major setback in any operation is downtime. Taking good care of your forklift battery is one way to avoid unplanned work stoppages. Let’s review proper battery and charger maintenance to see how the right process will keep your forklift fleet operating at its best capacity.

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Show Your Forklift Some Love with Regular Maintenance.

Whether you’re purchasing or renting your first forklift or adding to your current fleet, understanding the basics of forklift maintenance is critical to making sure you’re getting longevity from your vehicle. Just like any other vehicle, forklifts require regular maintenance and repairs to perform well.

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Brrr! Is Your Forklift Fleet Ready for Cold Weather?

Frost is in the air and the days are short—yes, winter has arrived in NEPA. Just as lift trucks need extra care for hot weather, precautions for cold-weather months are equally important. Low temps can severely impact a forklifts’ ability to perform to its best capacity. Issues like tubing leaks, dead batteries, and cracked radiators can be the result of not having your forklift cold-weather ready.

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Fleet Management Systems—Technology to Improve the Bottom Line

Here, there, and everywhere—new technology is developing at rapid rates. With advances taking place in so many areas of the material-handling industry, how can technology impact the management of your forklift fleet? What processes will improve by knowing everything from what the operator is doing at all times, to specific vehicle performance? Better labor management, fleet optimization, and planned vehicle maintenance to name a few.

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Beating The Heat—Is Your Forklift Fleet Up To It?

In NE Pennsylvania, we are officially in the “dog days of summer.” Those sweltering days, typically being the hottest, most uncomfortable part of the summer. Not only are humans (and even our dogs) affected by the hot weather, but our equipment works harder too. In the fast-paced material-handling industry these “dog days” come with additional challenges. Maintenance of your forklift fleet is critical during times of temperature extremes.

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Let’s Hear it for Spring Cleaning—Forklift Style!

After a long, unpredictable winter in NE Pennsylvania, we welcome Spring—celebrating the promise of warmer weather and longer days. But as we eagerly await golf, gardening and all things outdoors; let’s shift to the task of Spring cleaning—forklift style.

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Purchasing a Forklift?  It’s Important to Know the “Other” Costs of Ownership.

There's no doubt that buying a new or used forklift requires a large upfront capital investment. The price is determined by many variables including the capacity, operating capabilities, engine type, brand, condition, and accessories. However, there are several “other” items to consider in addition to the initial cost of a lift truck. Besides looking at the price, it's important to consider the dealer’s ability to service you.

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