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Different Forklift Types and Choosing the Right One

Forklifts are a versatile and handy piece of equipment to have in your warehouse. They are the perfect machine to use for moving heavy loads safely in your warehouse or on the construction field. With a wide range of models and styles available on the market, it can be difficult to determine which type of forklift is right for your operation.  At Trupar America, we have a large selection of different forklift types to rent or purchase. We’ve put together a guide that provides more information on the different types of forklifts and their benefits to help you determine which type best fits your needs.  Types of Forklifts to Consider  Warehouse Forklift for Large Inventories This is one of the most common forklifts found in a variety of industries, specifically in a warehouse where there are a lot of items in inventory. This forklift looks like a golf cart that has forks sticking out of the front. Pallets and balanced materials are easily hauled and unloaded with this type of forklift.

Importance of Forklift Safety

  Forklifts are one of the most used pieces of equipment on your worksite. Just like with any industrial equipment, they can pose a safety risk if not used by properly trained crews. According to Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), an estimated 34,900 serious injuries and 85 fatal accidents are caused by forklifts every year.  Tips for Forklift Safety At Trupar America , we’ve put together some helpful tips to keep you and your crew safe while operating a forklift.  Get Proper Training With 25% of forklift accidents being caused by inadequate training, it is important to only allow those who have been trained and licensed to run a forklift. Make sure your operators have a forklift certification, and be sure to evaluate employee performance once every three years. You can supplement their training with demonstrations, lectures, videos, and more.  Perform Daily Equipment Inspections Your crew should know to inspect the forklift prior to every use. We recommend that the

Clark Announces Expansion of Standard Warranty

CLARK Material Handling Company, one of the top-ten global manufacturers of forklifts and spare parts, is expanding their CLARK standard warranty for Carriage to Counterweight and Powertrain coverage for up to three years. What Does This Warranty Cover? As of April 1, 2021, the CLARK protection Plan standard warranty covers Full Carriage to Counterweight for two years or 4,000 hours, whichever comes first, and the Powertrain for three years or 6,000 hours whichever comes first.  With this warranty, clients can enjoy an expanded bumper-to-bumper warranty that will ensure that the purchase of a CLARK forklift is built to last for years to come.  What Does This Expansion Mean for Trupar America Customers? With this new two-year/4,000-hour warranty, clients of Trupar America will enjoy the peace of mind of protection and coverage when purchasing CLARK products for your business. This warranty works to ensure that if you experience an electrical or mechanical issue with your CLARK forklift

What Do I Do with Material Handling Equipment?

Suppose you’ve recently upgraded your pallet jack and forklifts to increase the safety and efficiency of your fleet. In that case, you may be wondering what to do with your used material handling equipment that is taking up space.  Rather than cluttering your work environment and wasting storage space on used equipment, you may consider selling your used equipment.  Reasons to Sell Your Material Handling Equipment Keeping your used equipment that is no longer added value to your operations can compromise your operations' productivity and safety. When you choose to sell your used forklifts through a forklift dealership like Trupar America, you can recoup some of your initial investments, open more storage space, and provide newer organizations with a way to equip their operations at a budget-friendly cost.    Why Should I Work with a Material Handling Wholesale Company? The are various benefits to working with a material handling wholesale company when selling your used equipment,

Parts and Terms for a Forklift

When operating a forklift, it is crucial to know the parts and terms for the material handling equipment you use to help promote safe operation. At Trupar America , we have put together a guide on some of the main parts of a forklift to help you get started:  Cab  This is the area where the operator sits or stands. The cab contains the controls for operating the forklift, including the lift controls, steering wheel, accelerator, brake pedals, safety signals, etc. Counterweight This is an essential part of a counterbalance forklift truck. The counterweight works to prevent the trucks from tipping over when lifting and transporting a heavy load.  Forks Forks are two big steel tines that come out from the front of the truck and are used to handle materials, lift pallets, and remove products from high shelves.  Fuel Tank These are featured on gas-powered forklifts. The fuel tank is attached to the rear of the forklift and holds the fuel for the truck. Fuel type varies by model and can be d

Proper Forklift Battery Maintenance

Keeping your forklift batteries well maintained lessens the need for replacements and helps lower your costs. To ensure you get the most out of your forklift batteries, you want to ensure that you have regular maintenance intervals set up for all of your batteries. Many lead-acid batteries can outlast their warranties and power your forklift for years longer than the average battery lifespan when you care for them properly.  At Trupar America, we have put together some proper maintenance tips to help you care for your forklift batteries and extend their life.  How Often Do I Need to Perform Battery Maintenance? We've put together a general checklist for forklift battery maintenance which can be adjusted based on your forklift usage and application.  Weekly Battery Maintenance Check water cells after charging. Check electrolyte levels. Check for acidic residue on battery cases and spot clean if needed.  Perform an equalization charge. Measure the specific gravity of the battery with