Category Archives: Equipment Information

Crown Forklift Purchasing Guide

Crown forklift buying guide

One of the more popular used forklift brands available at The Forklift Pro is Crown Forklifts. They offer a broad range of equipment designed to support almost any type of industry. Every lift truck they offer is intended to improve operator productivity, comfort, and safety. These forklifts are made to last long term, therefore they […]

Yale Lift Trucks – Product Spotlight

Yale Lift Trucks Product Spotlight

Whether you’re looking to add an entire fleet of forklifts to your business or to purchase just one for increased efficiency, the best place for you to start is right here with The Forklift Pro. With over 200 years of combined forklift experience, our experts can help you find exactly what you’re looking for within […]

Where to Find VNA Lifts

VNA lifts

Warehouses often find their shelves stacked wider and higher as they make room for more inventory. This expansion, while beneficial for order fulfillment and increased business, can start to become problematic for equipment operators. Navigating forklifts through constricted spaces is difficult – and dangerous. Operating traditional forklifts in narrow aisles is hazardous due to obstructed […]

How to Choose the Right Pallet Jacks

pallet jacks

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 […]

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 […]

Sit Down Versus Stand Up Forklifts

  Though the end goal for all forklift types is to safely and efficiently move product, each forklift type varies greatly. Determining the best forklift for your application is not only going to save you time and money, but the decision will also benefit your operations from a safety standpoint. Counterbalanced forklifts come in two […]

Benefits of Used Forklift Attachments

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Used forklift attachments are designed to make material handling simpler and more efficient. Attachments allow you to reduce forklift operating hours, move product safely, and provide material handling convenience for your forklift operator. The right used forklift attachments can save your customer time and money. There are many factors that determine which attachment is best […]

How the Forklift Supports the Automotive Industry

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Material handling equipment (MHE), such as forklifts, has a tightly-interwoven relationship with the automotive industry. MHE drives innovation in production and manufacturing of passenger vehicles, provides transfer logistics for parts, pallets, and components in automotive warehouses, and evolves with the industry as needs arise or technology forces ingenuity for forklift machines. Driving Innovation The push […]

Counterbalance vs. Reach Forklifts

counterbalance vs reach forklifts

Forklifts are not one-size-fits-all machines. Though they all have similar capabilities and the same end goal of efficiently moving material, understanding their differences is fundamental in the purchase process. Warehouse space, loading requirements, storage space, and weighted material are all key players in deciding which used forklift style to choose. Though counterbalance forklifts have typically […]