Forklift Capacity - How Much Do You Need?

If the data plate on a forklift says its rated capacity is 10,000 lbs, that doesn't necessarily mean you can lift any load weighing less than 10,000 lbs. The load dimensions, placement, weight distribution of the load and any forklift attachments affect your lift truck's true maximum capacity.

Today's blog post will answer the questions:
- What is rated capacity vs. net/payload capacity
How much can a forklift actually lift?
- What is load center?
How to choose a forklift with the right capacity

New and Improved JLG Stock Picker

Whether you need to manage inventory, transport supplies, set up displays or perform routine maintenance, a stock picker makes everyday tasks safer and more efficient by virtually eliminating the need for scaffolding or ladders. A driveable vertical man lift allows staff members to get closer, carry more tools and boxes, and save time by not having to set up a ladder or scaffolding.

JLG recently updated the 10 MSP mobile stock picker with some impressive new features - unmatched by competitors.

Why Toyota is the Safest Forklift

At Toyota, safety comes standard. Toyota Forklifts lead the industry with innovative designs and top-of-the-line customer support.

In an independent study conducted by Peerless Research Group of individuals involved in the evaluation and purchase of material handling equipment, respondents ranked Toyota forklifts #1 for safety.

No Forklift Brand is Considered Safer Than Toyota
Toyota forklifts meet and exceed both American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements. Toyota forklifts also utilize exclusive safety technology unmatched by other manufacturers.

Review: Toyota Mid Electric Forklift

Product Name:  Toyota Mid Electric  
Manufacturer: Toyota
Lift Capacity: 4,000 -6,500 
Notable feature(s): AC Drive Motor, No Tools Required Floorboard, On Demand Power Steering
Price Range: $30,000 - $45,000
Value for the money: Excellent
Options: 
Sideshifter, side-shifting fork positioner, cold storage package, strobe lights, travel beepers, speed limiters, rear view mirrors, non-marking tires, hydraulic hose protectors.

Best for: indoor applications, food processing, cold storage, beverage, retail, general warehousing, general manufacturing.
Not recommended for: outdoor applications, narrow aisle applications, rough terrain.

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Toyota Mid Electric - New
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Loading Dock Safety - 3 Essential Tips

Loading docks are a hub of activity. Forklift accidents can happen anywhere, but weather, moving trucks and other factors make loading docks one of the more hazardous areas for forklifts.

Common forklift accidents on loading docks include:

The lift truck falling off the edge of the dock
Employees being struck by a forklift
Skidding or slipping due to wet or icy conditions
Trailer separation (the truck pulls away with a forklift still inside)

Forklift Pricing - What You Need to Know

Buying a forklift, even a small forklift, is a big investment. Since it’s our goal to help customers find the right forklift for the right price, we wanted to share some insights about forklift pricing. Here are a few factors to keep in mind when estimating what you might pay for your next lift truck.

Toyota Material Handling Northern California Donates to Fire Relief  Fund


Toyota Material Handling of Northern California (TMHNC) has donated $5,000 to the Redwood Credit Union North Bay Relief Fund to  assist those affected by the recent fires in Northern California.

TMHNC President/CEO Mark Andres said, “We have quite a few team members living in areas affected by the fire. Thankfully, they still have their homes, however so many don’t. We want to give back to our community and help in any way that we can.

TMHNC Employee Spotlight

At TMH, our employees are like family. In today's post, we'd like to introduce you to two more members of our family: Livermore Service Manager Tony Gonzalez and Fresno Forklift Field Technician Dan Hunt. 

Review: Toyota Core IC Cushion Forklift

Product Name: Toyota Core IC Cushion Forklift Model 8FGCU15-32
Manufacturer: Toyota
Lift Capacity: 3,000-6,500 lb
Notable feature(s):
Small Chassis Warehouse Forklift
Navigation in 11’-12' aisles
Up to 6,500 lb. lift capacity
Over 23' lift height
Automatic Fork-Leveling Standard(Toyota Exclusive!)
System of Active Stability (Toyota Exclusive!)

Price Range: $23,000 to $27,000
Value for the money:
Excellent
Options: 
Gasoline, LPG, Diesel or CNG*
Toyota also builds an electric version of this lift truck. 

The Core IC Cushion can handle a variety of forklift attachments including: sideshifter, side-shifting fork positioner, clamps, rotators, single-doubles and more!

Safety options include: strobe lights, travel beepers, speed limiters, rear view mirrors, dual air filters, non-marking tires, cabs, hydraulic hose protectors, impact monitor system with operator log-in and safety checklists to name a few.  

Best for:  warehouse applications of all sizes.  The Core IC Cushion has truck-to-pallet rack capability.  It's extremely maneuverable and easy to operate with a small footprint.  This is a great lift truck for multi-shift operations. 

Not recommended for:  indoor applications with poor ventilation, cold storage freezer applications, food processing , or narrow aisle applications.

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3 Ways to Prevent Common Forklift Accidents

Forklift accidents represent only 1% of total industrial accidents in the U.S, but they create 10% of reported physical injuries - 10,000/year. These accidents cost companies more than $135 million dollars a year and many are avoidable.

Learn more about common forklift accident causes and three simple ways to prevent them.

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