Downtime is something every material handling operation wants to avoid, but for food processing operations downtime is a dirty word. In today’s article, we’ll look at some of the best material handling equipment available for:
- commercial food processing
- cold storage warehouses
- food and beverage material handling
The right tools can make an enormous difference, and a pallet jack is one of these key pieces of equipment. A pallet jack can easily maneuver loads, and go where large forklifts can’t.
Electric pallet jacks take productivity to the next level with the benefit of an electric motor. In addition to helping the operator move loads, the motor assists with raising and lowering the forks. For this reason, electric pallet jack forks can be raised higher than manual pallet jack forks Electric pallet jacks can be used for several hours before they need to recharge and are a popular piece of equipment for warehouses, distribution centers, food and beverage facilities and operations with narrow aisles.
Learn more our year-end special pricing on a Toyota Electric Pallet Jack and how to get a $500 rebate by trading in your old pallet jack.
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.”
Product Name: Electric Walkie Stacker
Lift Capacity: 2,000 - 2,500lbs
Notable features: The walkie stacker is very budget friendly and has adjustable base legs to accommodate different pallet sizes and/or aisle configurations. The walkie stacker also has built in performance programming which requires no additional tools. This allows us to set speed and performance settings to better suit each customer's application.
Price Range: $11,000 - $13,500
Value for the money: Good
Best for: Light duty applications, small warehouses, mezzanines.
Not recommended for: Outdoor use, loads exceeding 2,500lbs, applications with lift heights exceeding 12 feet, or warehouses with multiple pallet dimensions.
Narrow Aisles and Very Narrow Aisles enable a warehouse or distribution center to maximize space, but can also make material handling a challenge. Most forklifts are too large to turn and stack a load in a narrow aisle - but what’s the alternative? An expensive and financially risky building expansion?
As an increasing number of warehouses and distribution centers opt for narrow aisles, Toyota developed new solutions - even for very narrow aisles only 5-7 feet wide.
In this article, we’ll review a variety of reach trucks, order pickers and forklifts and which equipment is best for narrow aisles versus very narrow aisles. If you're not ready to invest in new equipment, learn how to calculate the minimum aisle widths needed to still use your current forklift fleet (or call us, we're happy to come by and help with an assessment).
Product Name: 8HBW23 Electric Walkie Pallet Jack
Lift Capacity: 3,000 - 4,500lbs
Notable feature(s): Click to Creep Function, Electronic Brake Release, Steel Battery Case, IP65 Electrical System, and Stainless Steel Linkage Pins
Price Range: $2,999 - $4,500
Value for the money: excellent
Best for: Concrete and asphalt surfaces as well as tight spaces
Not recommended for: Dirt , Gravel, or uneven surfaces
Key Safety Features: Electric Horn, Emergency Power Disconnect, and Anti-roll back system.
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Service agreements, also known as planned maintenance (PM) contracts are designed to:
The cost of a maintenance plan for your forklift, sweeper-scrubber, aerial lift or pallet jack depends on how many hours the equipment operates each quarter. Over time, service plans can easily pay for themselves.
At TMHNC we offer three full maintenance plans to accommodate all fleets and budgets. These plans include the needed services and parts and labor for repairs on normal wear and tear items. The silver and platinum are more inclusive to help take the customer out of the forklift repair business.