As 2018 comes to an end, let’s take some time to reflect on our most popular blog posts. Starting at #10 our list covers product reviews, information on batteries, forklift technicians, safety and more.
Which topic was the most popular? Scroll through the post to find out.
Supporting the Produce industry in Salinas, the Konecranes are a reliable and high-quality forklift. The Konecranes forklift has not only exceeded our expectations as a company but it has continued to exceed our customers’ expectations, providing them with a reliable forklift they can count on for their operation. Read more.
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 one.
Moving double the loads means fewer trips and greater productivity, and side-shifting allows faster, more accurate loading of trucks and containers. Read more.
Whether you're looking to trade-in a used forklift or sell a forklift due to changing operational needs, you may be wondering, how much is my used forklift worth? There are several factors buyers use to calculate the value of a used forklift including hours, age and mast specs. Equipment appearance and maintenance history can also influence the price. Read the post to learn more. Read more.
In the material handling industry, productivity and efficiency are two important keys to success. There are only so many hours in the day, so whenever a company can find a way to do more in less time, they gain a competitive advantage. For some operations, lithium-ion forklift batteries provide that extra edge by reducing labor costs and improving productivity.In this article, we’ll answer common questions about lithium-ion (L-I) forklift batteries including: - How long does it take to charge a lithium-ion forklift battery and- When are lithium-ion forklift batteries worth the extra cost? Read more.
If you're an auto mechanic looking for better pay and a family-friendly company, consider becoming a forklift technician with Toyota Material Handling Northern California (TMH). According to independent research conducted by Toyota, the average forklift mechanic salary is $50,440/year. Compare this to the average salary of $39,980 for an auto mechanic.
Forklift mechanic salaries vary by location and level of experience. That said, TMH offers competitive wages and excellent benefits. Also, as the graphic in this post illustrates, mechanics can generally expect to make more as a forklift technician than an auto mechanic. Read more.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, the #1 Most Popular Blog post of 2018…
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 this post, we’ll uncover the most common injuries forklift operators experience, and how operators, facility managers, and fleet managers can prevent them. Read more.
Weekly updates include:
- Answers to commonly asked questions about new and used forklifts, sweeper scrubbers, scissor lifts
- Product reviews
- Tips from the pros
- Exclusive special offers and industry news
- Information on forklift training and certification, OSHA regulations and more.