Forklift Safety Tips for Winter Weather

Winter is officially here and temperatures are quickly dropping. When working in warehouses and operating forklifts, cold weather can pose several problems. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do to change the winter weather conditions – but there are a few forklift safety tips during cold weather that The Forklift Pro can offer. Correct clothing […]

How to Choose the Right Pallet Jacks

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Pallet jacks are the most basic type of forklift available, and their capabilities are optimal for low-level order picking and unloading goods from trucks. Pallet jacks are categorized as Class 3 Trucks, and they are typically used to handle load capacities around 4,500 – 6,500 pounds, depending on the product. They are typically used in […]

Perks of Selling Your Used Forklifts to The Forklift Pro

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If you’ve ever tried selling your off-lease material handling equipment, you know how daunting a task it can be – especially when you have a sizeable inventory. The end of the year is rapidly approaching. If you still have material handling equipment that is no longer serving the needs of your business, you’re essentially looking […]

New and Improved Used Forklift Purchase Benefits

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Whether you’re purchasing one or a dozen forklifts, you’re making a major investment in the efficiency of your business. New advancements in forklift technology and design are always being introduced to the market, but these options aren’t always cost-effective for new or small businesses. Purchasing used forklifts offers more benefits than ever – for your […]

Meet the Pro: Jake Agnew

Jake Agnew

Talent and passion are two important characteristics that our Pros all have in common. Our newest addition to the sales team, Jake Agnew, is no exception to this rule. His keen listening skills and knowledge of the industry make him a valuable asset to our company. He serves our international customer base and helps them […]

6 Summer Safety Tips for Forklift Operators

Summer Safety

There are many safety risks associated with operating heavy machinery. Those risks are compounded by extreme weather – especially heat. Forklift operators aren’t strangers to taking precautionary measures while on the job. With that said, there are extra safety measures forklift drivers must take in the summertime in order to keep themselves and their co-workers […]

What is a Lockout Tagout Procedure?

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When a forklift goes down for any reason, the facility supervisor is tasked with ensuring the machine does not cause damage to the operator or product. If damage has occurred, they must see to it that no further damage is caused. Lockout tagout procedures help protect forklift operators and mechanics from unexpected electrical surges while […]

Forklift Accident Causes & Prevention

There’s a reason so many rules and guidelines for operating a forklift exist. At any given time, you are moving thousands of pounds of product. That’s quite an impressive (and sometimes dangerous) feat. For that reason alone, proper forklift safety procedures must be followed at all times. As part of National Forklift Safety Day, we’ve […]

How Forklift Classifications Help With Purchasing

The evolution of the forklift has given many industries better options for their material handling needs. Two main factors determined how forklifts are classified – the fuel type and the job type. Because each class operates differently, forklift drivers must be trained on each class of forklift they intend to operate. Forklifts have been given […]

When to Replace Forklift Attachments

Forklift safety means evaluating all aspects of the machine on a daily or per-use basis, including forklift forks and attachments. Productivity only happens when your material handling equipment is in safe working condition. Federal law (OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.178) instructs that forklift forks used around-the-clock must be inspected on a per-operation basis. Failing to […]