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Single-Double Forklift Attachments

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.

Toyota Heavy Duty | High Capacity | Indoor Forklifts

Toyota’s Heavy Duty forklift power is now available indoors. With up to 100,000 lb. capacity on IC models and 40,000 lb. for electric, these tough customers can lift and move just about anything: auto parts, huge paper rolls, steel and other raw materials.

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.

Review: Taylor-Dunn Bigfoot Electric Cart

Product Name: Bigfoot
Manufacturer: Taylor-Dunn
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 li
censed 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.

 

How to Choose the Best Ergonomic Warehouse Equipment

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!

Common Forklift Operator Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Sitting for long periods, twisting into awkward positions and spending all day riding in a machine with no suspension are just a few reasons forklift operators find themselves with musculoskeletal and repetitive use injuries.

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.

Review: Combilift CB Multi-Directional Forklift

Product Name:  CombiLift CB Multi-directional Forklift
Manufacturer: CombiLift 
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.

Different Types of Forklifts Throughout History

It’s hard to imagine a world without forklifts, but this essential piece of equipment has been around barely 100 years. Today’s article gives a short history of forklifts and describes the different types of forklifts available today. We’ll also discuss what forklifts might be like in the not too distant future.

How to Get the Maximum Trade-In Value for Your Forklift

When it’s time for a new forklift, you naturally want a high trade-in value for your old equipment. Here are a few ways to ensure you receive top dollar:

3 Things to Know Before Buying a Used Forklift Attachment

A used forklift attachment can be a smart way for your operation to stay competitive without busting your budget. For example, a single-double forklift attachment allows one forklift to handle two pallets which means fewer trips, increased productivity and efficiency.

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.

4 Great Reasons to Choose Toyota for your Next Scissor Lift Rental

Scissor lifts are great for a variety of tasks including: painting, warehouse rack maintenance and other overhead work. At TMH we now rent AICHI scissor lifts (a Toyota Industries Company). We have a variety of platform heights, widths, lengths, and weight capacities to meet your needs. Learn more about why Toyota-made AICHI scissor lifts are a smart choice for your next scissor lift rental.

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