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5 Simple Areas Where Your Forklifts Are Bleeding Costs & Chaos

Posted by Ryan Lynch on Feb 11, 2019 3:26:00 PM

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  

When it comes to forklifts and forklift batteries, most companies operate by this philosophy. But if you’re under pressure to not just maintain production capacity, but increase it (while also finding ways to decrease your cost structure), you may feel exasperated and at a loss, having already tapped out of easily implementable ideas to generate efficiencies. 

We’ve got good news for you. Go out to your manufacturing and distribution floor and count each forklift used by your company. What may surprise you is that for more than 80 percent of users of forklifts, each lift can be like a little ATM machine for you, enabling you to lower your costs (by as much as 30 percent per year), while increasing production capacity and efficiency. 

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Topics: Fleet Management, Motive Power

Forklifts: Propane vs. Electric

Posted by Ryan Lynch on Oct 6, 2016 12:00:00 AM

For your motive power needs, it's easy to get caught up in your battery and charger options. However, you have choices when it comes to your forklifts, too. The propane vs. electric debate is a real one, and you can find varying opinions across the industry, and across the Internet. We'll be honest upfront: we lean towards electric. Still, today we'll touch on the pros and cons of each by focusing on three key categories.

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Topics: Motive Power

The Six Most Important Attributes About Forklifts

Posted by Ryan Lynch on Jul 6, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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 Jun 29, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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 Jun 8, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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 12:00:00 AM

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

Top 4 (Power) Takeaways from MODEX

Posted by Ryan Lynch on Apr 13, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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 ABT Power Management on Feb 1, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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

3 Ways to Reduce Your Long-term Motive Power Costs

Posted by Ken Fearn on Dec 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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

Warning Signs of a Bad Industrial Site Assessment

Posted by Ken Fearn on Nov 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM

 For many companies, calling in a motive power management company to perform an industrial site assessment is a big step. It means that the company's leadership is willing to take a look under the hood of their operation to see how efficient or inefficient it truly is. At the core of the commitment is a high level of trust between the company and the power management partner they've chosen for the assessment.

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Topics: Motive Power

 

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