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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

Increasing Material Handling Efficiency

Productivity is crucial to your operations, so it is important to look around your operations and find the areas you can improve. Since you do not want to overwork your employees, follow our tips for helping your operations work faster, safer, and more efficiently without adding work hours to your employee schedules. Ask yourself the following: Do I Have the Right Equipment? In some cases, using the proper equipment for the job can get overlooked and reduce your efficiency. Keep in mind that not all forklifts are designed to perform at the same level, so you must make sure you have the right equipment for your application.  For example, if you have a forklift operator who constantly gets on and off the forklift throughout the day, a stand-up rider would be a better option for your operators. They will operate in narrow spaces with less time spent standing up in confined areas and maneuvering to sit down.  Am I Using the Proper Equipment for Each Job? You want to evaluate your equipment

Common Replaced Forklift Parts

A forklift is a complex piece of equipment that requires specialized maintenance to keep it running. Throughout its lifespan, a forklift will require a variety of replacement parts to remain functioning and effective.  While electric forklift parts and IC-powered parts differ, it is important to know the most commonly replace forklift parts to ensure you properly maintain your parts stock to ensure you can handle common maintenance issues.  Brakes  Forklift brakes work hard, stopping thousands of pounds of heavy materials at a short distance. The forklift brakes should not wear out very frequently, but they will require regular replacement to ensure the forklift is safe to operate.  Tires Tires are a crucial part of the forklift for the comfort of the operator and for safe operation. Damage to the tires can make your workspace unsafe, reduce fuel efficiency, put your operator at risk, and decrease productivity. Signs of damage include: Tearing Balding Chunking Tires showing these sig

3 Common Forklift Accidents and How to Prevent Them

  Accidents in the workplace are common, but many of the most common forklift accidents can be prevented with proper training and equipment maintenance.  At Trupar America , we have outlined three of the most common forklift accidents and what you can do to prevent them from happening in your warehouse.  Forklift Rollovers A forklift rollover is the most common type of fatal forklift accident. Rollovers are mainly caused by these factors: Turning too fast Turning on an incline  Driving across uneven surfaces Abrupt movement of the mast Uneven, overweight, or unbalanced loads Driving with an elevated load Driving with the load elevated What to Do if You Experience a Tip-Over If a tip-over occurs in a sit-down forklift, the operator should remain in the seat, brace for impact, and lean away from the point of the impact. For a stand-up forklift, the operator should step back and out of the operator compartment and get away from the forklift.  Operators should also always wear their seatbe

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