equipment

Maintaining Your Forklift – Keeping It Clean Will Prolong Its Working Life

When considering ways to extend the life of your forklift, one often gravitates to the more obvious ideas.  Depending on how your truck is powered, you may be thinking regular oil changes, keeping a close eye on the motor/engine, following the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule or regular up-keep of the tires.  One, as important step to …

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Forklift Safety

5 Essential Elements of Forklift Safety

Statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) indicate that approximately 34,900 forklift injuries occur every year. A number of factors contribute to accidents, including equipment and operator error. To reduce the risk of injury, it is crucial that operators understand the dangers asociated with improper operation of a forklift. In honor of National …

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Sit-Down vs. Stand-Up Forklifts

With so many options for forklifts out there, it can seem like a daunting task to find the right one for your material handling needs. From pallet trucks to counterbalance trucks and everything in between, there are countless forklift options out there, but it is still important to find the right one to suit your …

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ProMat 2017

Recap: ProMat 2017

MOVING FASTER TOGETHER The goal for all KION Group companies represented at ProMat was to make a statement. With the largest combined footprint of exhibit space at the show entrance, coordinating signage and aisle lighting directing attendees down KION Boulevard, we achieved that goal. On day one, we hosted a joint press conference along with …

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Forklift Daily Pre Operation and Maintenance Checklists

Forklift Daily Pre-Operation Inspection and Ongoing Maintenance Checklist

Updated: 9/8/2021 Unsafe forklift operations are one of the biggest safety hazards in warehouses. Every year, forklifts are involved in 11% of accidents and are responsible for 100,000 injuries worldwide according to OSHA Safety Management. Whether due to improper training or lack of maintenance, forklifts can cause damage, injury, or even death when used improperly. That’s why regular maintenance and …

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