It’s been said that the single-double forklift attachment may have been the greatest thing to happen to material handling productivity in the last thirty years. The single-double allows a standard forklift to carry two pallets at a time instead of two.
At TMH we sell Cascade’s single-double pallet handler which can hydraulically lift, carry and side-shift multiple pallets side by side. Moving double the loads means fewer trips and greater productivity, and side-shifting allows faster, more accurate loading of trucks and containers.
Built with a heavy steel cross supports, impact resistant side thrusters and a heavy duty planetary drive axel, the THDC Line doesn’t flinch. Load-sensing hydraulics and engine management systems ensure your forklift can rise to meet any challenge.
Product Name: Bigfoot
Interesting Features: 3000lb load capacity with 44” wide x 77” long rear bed, large operator’s compartment, adjustable bucket seats and steering column, AC Drive, able to tow up to 7500 lb.
Price Range: $10,000 - $18,000
Value for the money: Excellent
Recommended for: small and large warehousing and manufacturing, hospitals, airports, hotels/resorts, nurseries, wineries, stadiums, large campuses, school districts, colleges and universities.
The Bigfoot can be customized for each specific application (including an ambulance) and at 44” wide has the ability to access areas not accessible by full-size work trucks or vans. Any company that needs to move people or product in a safe, efficient cost-effective manner should consider buying the Bigfoot. Speeds can be limited to 10 MPH for maximum safety in work and campus environments.
Not recommended for: use on rough terrain or public roads, or any application where a long run time is required. That said, if an electric engine isn't a critical feature, the Bigfoot comes in a gasoline-powered version that can run for 100 miles at speeds up to 18 miles per hour.
The Bigfoot is made to carry product and people on sound cement, asphalt, gravel and dirt surfaces. Turf tires are available as an option, but the Bigfoot is not made for use in rough or muddy terrain. Additionally, Bigfoot is made for industrial and commercial use and not intended for travel on public highways.
For street legal applications, or extended run time, TMHNC recommends the Polaris GEM electric vehicle, which can be licensed for street use where the posted speed limit is 35 MPH or less. The GEM is also capable of over 100 miles of run time when using Lithium-Ion battery packs.
The latest statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show employees in the warehousing industry experience almost twice the number of injuries as workers in the general population. Overexertion causes the majority of injuries and costs the industry billions of dollars in claims and lost productivity each year.
In today’s post, we’ll review ergonomic equipment that can:
- Reduce workplace injuries
- Improve productivity
- Pay for itself in the long run!
Lower back pain, musculoskeletal and repetitive strain injuries are some of the most common reasons for absenteeism and workers comp claims. According to a report on OSHA’s website:
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are the most widespread occupational health hazard facing our Nation today. Nearly two million workers suffer work-related musculoskeletal disorders every year, and about 600,000 lose time from work as a result. Although the median number of lost workdays associated with these incidents is seven days, the most severe injuries can put people out of work for months and even permanently disable them. In addition, $1 of every $3 spent on workers' compensation stems from insufficient ergonomic protection. The direct costs attributable to MSDs are $15 to $20 billion per year, with total annual costs reaching $45 to $54 billion.
In today’s post, we’ll uncover the most common injuries forklift operators experience, and how operators, facility managers, and fleet managers can prevent them.
Product Name: CombiLift CB Multi-directional Forklift
Lift Capacity: 5,500 - 17,500lbs
Notable feature(s): multi-directional operation, ability to carry and side-shift multiple pallets side by side
Price Range: $60k-$200k
Value for the money: Excellent
Options: Electric & LP models available
Best for: indoor or outdoor applications. These compact lifts are ideal for moving long and awkward loads in tight spaces. They work well in the lumber, steel, aluminum and building product industries as well as general warehousing.
By purchasing a used forklift attachment from a trusted dealer like TMH, you can ensure the equipment will:
- Work with your equipment
- Be a good fit for your operation
- Include a guarantee
(TMH includes a 30-day warranty on used attachments)
Any forklift attachment takes the brunt of the abuse and use during its initial life. Purchasing a used attachment from an experienced Dealer will ensure your purchase has been properly inspected for stress fractures and other “hidden” issues that, missed or ignored, could result in premature failure or expensive issues after the purchase.
Read to learn more about the things you should know before purchasing a used forklift attachment.