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Three Key Requirements for Making a Forklift Buying Decision

Posted by Ryan Lynch on July 20, 2016

A forklift buying decision is a big one for any operation. While a variety of factors play into what makes for the perfect forklift, these three requirements should help you narrow your decision down to the type of forklift you need:

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Topics: Motive Power

The Six Most Important Attributes About Forklifts

Posted by Ryan Lynch on July 6, 2016

Buying a new forklift is much like buying a new car; a ton of research goes into the purchase, and many of the important attributes are very similar. Unfortunately, for forklifts there’s not a comprehensive resource like Consumer Reports to rely on. Often, past experience and your new relationship with a forklift dealer will dictate what forklift you end up purchasing for your motive power operation.

While each operation is different, there are a handful of common-sense attributes to consider when purchasing your next set of forklifts. Today we’ll discuss the six most important attributes to consider when selecting new forklifts for your fleet.

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Topics: Motive Power

Tips for Making a Forklift Financing Decision

Posted by Ryan Lynch on June 29, 2016

When buying new forklifts for your fleet, usage and performance will always point you in the right direction, and grant you the ability to create a preliminary want list. But while it’s easy to get excited about the latest and greatest models, unfortunately there’s no skirting around the question that every decision-maker loathes: how are you going to pay for your new forklifts?

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Topics: Motive Power

The Three Most Important Performance Features of a Forklift

Posted by Ryan Lynch on June 8, 2016

When the time comes to upgrade your forklift fleet, there are many factors that go into making the decision on what forklift brand to buy, and who your new forklift partner will be. Performance will certainly play into your decision, and since each motive operation is unique you’ll have to determine the performance factors that will enhance efficiency.

Keep in mind that most forklift dealers have the capability to make tweaks to fit your operation. That’s why the dealer aspect of your purchase is just as important as the machines—great dealers do an excellent job of tweaking their machines to meet your unique applications. While performance needs will differ from operation to operation, here are the three performance characteristics most operations take into consideration:

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Topics: Motive Power

The Five Most Important Aspects to Consider When Choosing the Right Forklift Dealer

Posted by Ryan Lynch on May 18, 2016

When the time comes to purchase new forklifts, selecting the right dealer partner is as important as selecting the right machine. Viewing the dealer as a partner in your operation is a subtle mind shift that will serve you well, since they can have a significant impact on your operation from the beginning, as well as over time.

Today we’ll discuss the five most important aspects to consider when the time comes to buy new forklifts, and you’re faced with making the critical decision on which dealer to partner with.

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Topics: Motive Power

When Is It Time to Consider Buying a New Forklift?

Posted by Ryan Lynch on May 4, 2016

With any equipment, machinery, or vehicles, there will always come a time when it needs to be replaced. For many motive operations, it’s tough to figure out when the right moment is. Of course, once you reach this point there’s obviously a reason why the question occurs; reasons can run the whole gamut, from downtime issues to excessive repair costs, from a decrease in productivity to being beyond the warranty period. Here are some thoughts to help you develop some “bright lines” for making decisions on when to swap out your forklifts.

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Topics: Motive Power

Top 4 (Power) Takeaways from MODEX

Posted by Ryan Lynch on April 15, 2016

MODEX was a rousing success last week.  Attendees buzzed about the growth of the crowd from previous events, the increased professionalism of the environment, and the speed of innovation in the material handling industry.  Our team was most interested in all things motive/forklift power related and left with a few key insights:

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Topics: Motive Power

Choosing Your Next Motive Power Partner

Posted by Jay Shaw on February 1, 2016

When the time comes to choose your next power partner, there are a variety of factors to consider. Obviously, each motive power operation is unique, so each operation has to find a new partner that fits their business, and one that offers the most advantages over a long-term timeframe.

Knowing that one size never fits all, we still pulled together a list of items to consider the next time you're forced to choose a new motive power partner.

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Topics: Motive Power

5 Ways to Improve Your Industrial Battery Replacement Cycle

Posted by Jay Shaw on December 23, 2015
 
In the world of motive power, downtime is a dirty word. At best it means you're not maximizing your fleet's potential, and at worst it means you're wasting valuable dollars that could be spent elsewhere. Downtime comes in many forms, ranging from short asset life to weak performance after a couple of years to poor planned maintenance. However, a proactive approach can help you avoid costly mistakes, and ultimately improve your industrial battery replacement cycle. Today we'll discuss five ways to improve that cycle.
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Topics: Motive Power

3 Ways to Reduce Your Long- term Motive Power Costs

Posted by Ken Fearn on December 8, 2015

Many business owners and operations managers struggle to reduce motive power costs. Often, they undergo paralysis by analysis; they know they're not maximizing the potential of their motive power fleet, but they don't know where to start in addressing the underlying issues, issues that are contributing to overall poor performance.

However, the longer you wait, the more money you're losing over time.


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Topics: Motive Power