The Right Time to Retire Your Forklift

Retire Your Forklift

One of the most important decisions fleet managers face is when to retire a forklift. This requires a fair amount of thought since forklifts are not a cheap piece of equipment and retiring one from your fleet means decreasing the primary resource for your material handling business. The caution and carefulness required in making the decision come down to recognizing the need of the machine.  Many times, it turns out that the decreased performance of the forklift or the recurring problem was not an indication that it was at the…

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How to Keep a Forklift from Tipping Over?


Forklift tip-over is one of the most common causes of forklift accidents. 100,000 forklifts are victim to an accident every year in the United States alone according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), of which 35,000 forklift accidents are considered serious or fatal. Though the safety for forklift operators and the material handling industry, in general, has come a long way in the past few decades, yet accidents still take place at least occasionally, if not regularly. A part of the problem is insufficient operator training before operating…

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