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Choosing a Clark Forklift

When searching for the right forklift for your operations, TruPar America is your one-stop-shop. With over 35 years of experience in the mobile equipment industry, we offer a wide selection of Clark forklifts to meet your needs.  Benefits of Choosing a Clark Forklift Clark forklifts have the potential to provide your operations with a variety of benefits. Our Clark forklift units range from 1,500- to 18,000-pound capacities and are available in: LPG Gasoline Dual Fuel Diesel Electric riders Powered hand trucks Narrow-aisle stackers Clark invented their forklift in 1917 and has been an industry leader ever since. They have several manufacturing facilities, including Lexington, Kentucky, and offer state-of-the-art parts distribution to all dealers nationwide and internationally. Clark is well-known for being reliable and sturdy to hold up to the wear and tear of your operations. Clark forklifts feature wet disc brakes for minimal maintenance and less downtime for repairs and replacement

Reasons to Purchase a Hyundai Forklift

 If you are considering purchasing material handling equipment for your business, you may be wondering where to start. At Trupar America, we are here to help you get started purchasing the equipment you need, including new and used Hyundai forklifts . Benefits of the Hyundai Forklift Hyundai is a name that is known all over the world for their cars and their quality material handling equipment. Hyundai forklifts are known in the industry for their durability and high-quality at an affordable cost.  They offer a selection of diesel forklifts, LP as well as electric forklifts to meet your needs. A range of Hyundai warehouse products is also available such as pallet jacks. Load capacities for heavy materials range from 5,000lbs to 55,000lbs. Their products are also equipped with varying tire types to meet the needs of your work environment. For indoor use, they offer forklifts fitted with cushion tires and forklifts with pneumatic tires for outdoor use on dirt and gravel.  Where to Purcha

How Often to Service a Forklift

The more your forklift is used, the more often it will need to be serviced to remain safe and efficient to use. If your forklifts are used heavily, they may require forklift maintenance every 90 days. Routine maintenance checks play a major role in preserving your forklift’s lifespan and performance.   In most cases, forklift companies will recommend that you service your forklift based on time and usage intervals.  What are Time Intervals and Usage Intervals? Usage intervals are measured using your key or pedal hours. Time intervals are measured in days and months. At Trupar America, we recommend that you have your forklift serviced based on how often you use your forklift or your usage intervals.  We recommend full service at 200 hours. Our highly trained and experienced technicians will complete  the following: Grease the chassis and the mast components Install a new fuel filter Change the oil Install a new oil filter and air filter Adjust engine idle speed and ignition timing Inspe

Forklift Safety Checklist

  At Trupar America, we recommend using a forklift checklist to your operator, and managers ensure that safety programs remain on track. If you are already using a checklist, take the time to compare yours to the list we are presenting.  If you have not yet implemented the use of a checklist, consider reviewing the list below and adapting it to your needs so it can be easily integrated as a mandatory part of your team’s daily routine.  Visual Equipment Inspection Checklist Check the forklift for any apparent problems or missing components. Check the floor and work area for any hazards or obstacles. Check for overhead obstructions that could catch on or interfere with the overhead guard. Confirm that the fire extinguisher is present in the work area and that it is charged and working.  Inspect the battery and cable for a charge and tight connections. Check fluid levels for oil, fuel, and radiator fluid.  Check all chain anchor pins. Make sure the wheels and tires are free of damage and

Sit Down Vs. Stand Up Forklifts

In many cases, most warehouse operators likely choose traditional sit-down forklifts as the best option for the operations. But that may not always be the case. Have you taken the time to consider other forklift options? Before you purchase your next forklift for your operation, it is essential to consider the following: Do you need to maneuver through tight areas or narrow aisles? What type of operational area do you have? Consider the surface type, travel distances, traffic patterns, etc. Are your operators making a short run or long-distance runs? Which model, sit down or stand up, would increase productivity? How much time is the operator spending moving onto and off the forklift? Sit Down or Stand Up? With many leading manufacturers, there is a significant focus on operator comfort and how their comfort impacts productivity. To help make operators more comfortable and allow them to see the load at all positions, you should consider how comfortable each type of forklift is to use f

Should I Rent or Lease a Forklift?

Forklifts can be an expensive investment, and purchasing one may not be in your budget right now. Fortunately, you can lease or rent a forklift, rather than purchasing one outright.  Leasing a Forklift When you choose to lease a forklift, you can do so with little to no money down, spreading your payments for the forklift out over a number of years, typically one to five. After your lease expires, you can then exchange the machinery for a newer model, purchase the machinery, or return machinery.  When it comes to forklift leases or forklift rentals in Pittsburgh, Trupar America has top-quality inventory for you to choose from.  Renting a Forklift Unlike leasing, you will not have the option to purchase the machinery after your rental period has ended. If you plan to use the forklift for a short job, you can choose short-term rental options for days, weeks, or months. Long-term rentals are also available that can last for 12 months or more.  What Does it Cost to Rent/Lease a Forklift?