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Ryan Lynch

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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

ABT's CIO to Speak at the North Carolina Emerging Tech Trends Panel

Posted by Ryan Lynch on June 29, 2015

EventPhotoFull_ETT_Logo_600px-1The phenomenon of plugging batteries and other “things” into the internet continues to gain steam. The cool kids have taken to calling it the "Internet of Things” (IoT). Others cite it as one of the reasons that “software is eating everything.”

At ABT, we are excited because it helps us accelerate toward our full vision for power management—one battery per vehicle no matter the situation (opportunity charge, fast charge, etc). ABT has tracked battery and charger assets online for over 10 years. We leverage this data to better manage the assets, extending their life and ultimately driving down the total cost of power ownership for our customers.

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