Forklift Tires: What You Need to Know

Ever wonder if you’re using the right kind of tires for your forklift? Or wanted to know when a forklift tire needs to be replaced? Today’s post covers all this and more.

Do You Know When to Replace Your Forklift Tires?

Looking for an easy way to improve efficiency and help forklift operators stay productive? Don't wait too long to replace your forklift's tires.  

New forklift tires: 

  • Improve fuel efficiency
  • Make your forklift last longer
  • Reduce forklift operator fatigue

Just 40% tire wear causes the forklift and driver to absorb 84% of the vehicle's vibration. That means transmission has to work harder, and your operator is going to get tired much faster. 

3 Most Common Forklift Accidents and How to Avoid Them

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents annually. Statistically, that means one of every ten forklifts in the US will be involved in an accident every year.

An OSHA study found 25% of forklift accidents are due to inadequate operator training, but what about the other 75%? In today’s article we’ll review the most common forklift accidents and how to prevent them through: proper training, safety equipment and proactive technology.

Forklift Financing - Leasing vs. Purchase

Interested in financing a new forklift and unsure whether it's better to lease a forklift or buy the equipment outright?  Depending on your cash flow, capital requirements, equipment condition and usage, there are benefits to both options.

Forklift FAQs - Batteries, Tires, Pricing and More

Purchasing and operating a forklift can be complicated.  So in today’s post, we’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about forklifts including:

We’ll also cover:

How to Use Your Forklift's Data Plate to Determine Load Capacity

Every forklift has a data plate, also known as a name plate or forklift capacity plate. As you probably guessed, it provides important information on how much weight the forklift can carry.

The capacity listed on your forklift’s data plate cannot exceed the maximum capacity of any of its load bearing components. What does this mean exactly?  Put simply, the  maximum rated lifting capacity isn’t necessarily the same as the maximum weight a forklift can carry. It may be less...

12 Benefits of Long-Term Forklift Rentals

Debating whether to rent versus buy a forklift or other material handling equipment? You're not alone. Long-term rentals are increasingly popular with companies both large and small.

Learn more about the benefits of a long-term equipment rental and whether it's a good choice for your company.

How Much Is My Used Forklift Worth?

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 on to learn more.

NOTE: If you’re looking to buy rather than sell a used forklift, check out our Buying a Used Forklift page for pro buying tips. Learn about used forklift warranties, how to avoid buying bad equipment and other advice from our experts.

How Much Does a Forklift Cost?

A typical forklift, like the one you see in most warehouses, should cost anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000 depending on capacity, tires and fuel type. As a general rule, the acquisition price of an electric forklift is roughly 50% higher than a comparable Internal Combustion (IC) lift truck. While this difference might seem extreme, the majority of customers today are seeing the ROI of an electric over its useful life is significantly greater than this price gap.

The acquisition price of a forklift is directly related  to its capacity. The higher the capacity, the higher the acquisition cost. In this article, we’ll review what goes into a forklift’s sticker price and other important factors such as cost of ownership.

 

How to Choose Long-Lasting Forklift Wheels

Forklift wheels aren’t one size fits all. The wrong wheels can decay quickly and need to be replaced more often. In today’s post, we’ll review different types of forklift wheels and how to extend the life of your forklift load wheels. 

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