Know Your Parts: Your Guide to the Forklift Mast and Why It Matters


Similar to a ship's mast, you can recognize a forklift mast by its tall and thin shape. You can find it in the front of the vehicle just above the forks. It is usually made up of multiple sections that interlock with each other and form a kind of conveyor belt.  This component forms a critical part of the forklift's functioning. As such, it must be well-maintained by authorized personnel. Read on to learn why it's important and how to care for your forklift's mast.  The Functions of a Forklift Mast Inside the outer metal shell of the mast are the [...]

Know Your Parts: Your Guide to the Forklift Mast and Why It Matters2022-08-09T21:12:15-05:00

Workplace Safety: Your Guide to Preparing a Forklift Safety Checklist


Did you know that the Clark Company is credited with inventing it in 1917? Forklifts have become a warehouse and factory staple since their creation, and over the years, safety measures have been implemented to ensure operators and other people aren't injured. As you'd expect, a forklift safety checklist is a tool that forklift drivers use to make sure the forklift they're using is in good condition before using it. These checklists consist of daily inspections that reduce the likelihood of injuries due to faulty forklifts. Keep reading to find out more about how to prepare a forklift safety checklist. Correct Training [...]

Workplace Safety: Your Guide to Preparing a Forklift Safety Checklist2022-08-03T18:39:43-05:00

Your Equipment Guide: How to Choose the Right Types of Forklifts


When it comes to renting or buying a forklift, you must choose the right type of forklift for the job at hand. There were over 7,000 forklift-related accidents in 2020, and making sure you have the right types of forklifts is a good way to prevent you from having an accident of your own. In this article, we'll take a quick look at the different types of forklifts and what you need to know about each one so you can choose the right forklift for you.  Standard Warehouse Forklifts These are the types of forklifts that you'll see in just about every [...]

Your Equipment Guide: How to Choose the Right Types of Forklifts2022-07-18T15:38:23-05:00

Common Mistakes to Avoid: How to Rent a Forklift


If you had to make a list of the most important equipment in the world, it's reasonable to believe that the forklift would make a lot of people's lists. Forklifts make up a more than $53 billion business today.  Renting a forklift lets you perform more work in your warehouse, fulfillment center, construction site, oil rig, and other businesses. If you've never rented a forklift before, you must learn the tips that'll help you out.  Here's how to rent a forklift successfully.  Know Why You Want to Rent a Forklift Before making contact with a forklift rental company, Always assess your forklift rental [...]

Common Mistakes to Avoid: How to Rent a Forklift2022-07-18T15:36:50-05:00

Upskilled Employees: The Business Benefits of Forklift Operator Training


Did you know that there are almost 1.5 million forklift operators across the United States? Without forklifts, the country's economy would end up being much less effective. If you run even a small business, you might have had the need to use at least one forklift. Even if you haven't, chances are you'll need one as your brand grows. This is why it's important to train your staff to use this machinery. Are you wondering why it's worth upskilling your employees? Keep reading to learn all about the business benefits of forklift operator training. Increased Safety A forklift may not look like much [...]

Upskilled Employees: The Business Benefits of Forklift Operator Training2022-07-18T15:35:25-05:00

3 Common Problems Prevented By Forklift Servicing


The global forklift market reached a value of $50 billion in 2020. Forklift trucks are used in a range of industries for the storage and transportation of goods. Like all heavy machinery, they degrade with time and use. Standard wear and tear will cause parts to fail, but with forklift servicing, you can often avoid major problems. For a rundown of three common forklift problems that regular servicing can prevent, keep reading. 1. Control Issues There's a range of things that can affect the controls of a forklift. If there isn't enough steering fluid transmission, the steering may become unresponsive. The same [...]

3 Common Problems Prevented By Forklift Servicing2022-07-18T15:34:02-05:00

Essential Forklift Accessories and Attachments


Projections show that the global forklift truck market will reach a value of $81.4 billion by 2027. Forklifts can be very useful in a range of industrial settings. Renting attachments for forklifts is a great way to increase their capability for specific tasks. There are plenty of different forklift accessories available that can help you increase productivity within your business. For a rundown of some of the most essential forklift accessories, keep reading. Side Shifter One of the most widely used forklift attachments is side shifters. They allow the operator to move a load side to side, giving a high degree of control. This way, they [...]

Essential Forklift Accessories and Attachments