Monthly Archives: January 2016

Demand for Forklift Operators

We all know the job of the forklift, and its many uses, but do we know that the demand for forklift operators is on the rise? Some predictions are calling for a 30 percent increase in the demand for operators over the next five years. With e-commerce becoming more and more a party of our…
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A Brief History of Forklifts

Modern forklifts, the backbones of industry, can have their origins traced back to the middle nineteenth century through the early 20th century when they were nothing more than counterweight and pulley systems. This often overlooked yet incredibly important aspect of manufacturing is so important that more than 150,000 forklifts are delivered to material handling buyers…
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In the Industrial Age of the Internet the ‘Smart’ Forklift Will Reign

Just about every product and object in today’s connected world has sensors and micro-chips tapping them into the cloud. Products are multi-faceted and being used for multiple purposes. These objects now have some amount of intelligence. This is one definition of ‘The internet of things’— it is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded…
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What is the best power for my forklift? Electric or diesel?

What is the best power for my forklift? Electric or diesel? We will evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these two differing options below. Although battery life is a concern, electric forklifts are quick, clean, great indoors and quiet. On the other hand, diesel forklifts are cheap to fuel and great for heavy lifting and…
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