Lithium-ion batteries transformed the personal electronics industry, but haven’t had the same impact on industrial equipment - yet. Times are changing. A food and beverage distributor recently worked with Toyota to switch to an all lithium-ion forklift fleet. The results were impressive.
Extendable reachforks are an easy way to improve the efficiency of your warehouse. By converting standard lift trucks to carry twice as many pallets, you’ll experience substantial cost savings. Fork extensions also allow your operation to switch to double-deep pallet racks - which can increase warehouse space by 30%.
The four main advantages of hydraulic forklift extensions/ reachforks are:
If your forklift breaks down:
First - move it to an isolated area (if possible)
Next - get some basic details (make, model and serial number) before you call for service.
Additional details, like the machine's service history, can help the technician get to the root of the problem faster. Learn more about what to expect when you request mobile forklift repair.
At any company, it's the people who make a difference. Toyota Material Handling Northern California (TMH) is proud to be a family company - in terms of ownership, the camaradrie among team members, and because we offer competitive salaries and great benefits so our staff and their families can live happy, healthy lives. In this post, we'd like you to meet a few of our forklift field technicians.
Stand-up forklifts (also known as stand-on and electric riders) are designed for applications where the operator must get on and off the lift truck frequently. They are more maneuverable and need less space to operate than sit-down forklifts. Read on to learn the Pros and Cons of stand-up forklifts.
Pallet rack uprights and beams are in constant danger of impact from forklifts and other material handling equipment. Even if product isn’t damaged during a collision, bent rack is an accident waiting to happen. Pallet racking protectors can easily pay for themselves by absorbing the brunt of an impact.
Best for: The SC6000 autoscrubber can be used in retail applications with smooth surfaces and tile floors, and in large areas such as manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers, or anywhere fast and efficient cleaning is a must.
Not recommended for: outdoor applications.
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Today’s post will review the differences between autoscrubbers that use disc scrubbing heads versus cylindrical brushes.
Disc Scrubbers: Generally speaking, disc scrubbers are two, flat pads or brushes that turn at 300 RPM while water shoots between them. Depending on the brush, these machines can shine floors, remove scuff marks, strip wax, or used as tile cleaning machines. Generally speaking, the walk-behind floor scrubbers you see are typically disc scrubbers.
Cylindrical Scrubbers: A cylindrical scrub brush system will (wet) sweep small debris into a removable tray while also washing the floor. Two rod-shaped brushes turn in opposite directions. The rear brush turns backward and kicks small debris into a hopper behind the scrub head. Optional side brooms provide greater debris capture. Cylindrical scrub brushes turn much faster than disc scrubbers (600-800 RPMs) .
With cylindrical scrubbers, there’s no need to pre-sweep. Eliminating this extra step make cylindrical scrubbers a smart choice for large spaces such as warehouses and parking garages.
Read on to learn the benefits of disc versus cylindrical floor scrubbers for a variety of applications.