What Are the Best Safety Practices for Forklift Operation?

Quick Lifts LLC provides Indiana with quality forklifts and other construction tools. Customers can rent, maintain or purchase the perfect forklift for the job. Using a forklift requires proper training and knowledge. Here are a few basic safety tips to get the most out of the forklift. 1. Maintain Before using the forklift, make sure all of the parts are properly maintained. Look at the tires and other parts to make sure that everything is in good working order. Before you are performing any job, make sure that the parts are well maintained in order to minimize risk. Properly maintaining
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How Do I Get My Forklift Repaired?

Like any other machinery at home, your forklift requires periodic maintenance and occasional repairs when it breaks down. However, to ensure that the forklift is restored back to its normal performance, it is good to have it repaired by a professional forklift repair shop. Forklifts are not like the conventional vehicles. Therefore, your nearest auto repair shop may not do a good job of repairing the forklift. You need people who are specialized in handling forklift problems. Forklifts under warranty If your forklift under warranty breaks down, ensure that it is repaired by a forklift repair firm authorized by the
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What Size Forklift Do I Need?

If you need to move loads on a building site or in a warehouse, a forklift is an invaluable tool to have.  However, with such a broad selection of styles and types to choose from, it can difficult to choose the ideal forklift for your job. Here are some types of forklifts and their uses; Industrial reach forklifts Industrial reach forklifts are known for their higher lift height making them ideal for warehouses.  There are several types of forklift suitable for these scenarios. They include; Stand up trucks, which are often used when there is one load bay. The two
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How Do Forklift Hydraulics Work?

Forklift hydraulics are used to lift loads that weigh thousands of pounds off the ground and hold them in the air, several heights up, without tripping. This machine has become a necessity in construction sites, shipment sites, and manufacturing companies as it helps in lifting all the heavy loads. Here is a guide on how they work: First, there are essential parts that all forklifts should have. They include power sauce, tires, frame, counterweight, mast, overhead guard, load back-rest, and forks. Forklift hydraulics work by deriving power from two interconnecting mechanisms: hydraulic mechanism and the lifting mechanism. Hydraulic Mechanism A
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What Types of Jobs Require a Forklift?

A forklift is one of those big pieces of equipment that every child wants to ride or drive. The exciting contraptions capture the attention of many, and you would be surprised how many ways you can use a forklift certification. Valuable Vocations Operating a forklift to load and unload is the primary way many explain what a driver does. However, there is more to it, including the workplace environment that best suits what you want to do. Warehouses are the first thing that comes to most minds. Though, the variety of warehouses and goods sold from them is neverending.   Factory forklift operators
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What Are Excavators Used For?

An excavator is an equipment used for the digging or excavation of rocks & soil and demolition purposes in construction sites. It moves either via tracks (chain wheel system) or the conventional wheels. Parts of an excavator include a chassis, boom, bucket, dipper aka stick, and a cab attached to a rotating platform duped the ‘house’ where the operator sits. Applications of Hydraulic Excavators Excavators come in different sizes and types (more on this below) and serve varied but closely related functions. Functions of Excavators Digging the earth Grading and landscaping Loading and dumping waste Carrying construction materials Removal of
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Why is Forklift Safety Important?

Forklifts may be fun to operate, but the large equipment is dangerous and handled as such.  Accidents happen and tend to occur more on work sites with large equipment such as forklifts.  Safety training is essential if you drive a forklift or are training to do so. Avoiding Fatal Forklift Accidents Forklifts can flip over. The driver is not the only at risk, but workers on the site or warehouse are in danger if the heavy equipment flips due to distraction or under-maintained equipment. Without policy and procedure regarding usage of a forklift, you run the risk of also crushing
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Qualifications for Driving a Forklift

Forklift driving is a dream many children have when they see the large equipment and how a single person was controlling the mechanical monster. As adults, we often forget those dreams. Forklift operation requires a certification. However, many operators make upwards to 20 dollars an hour, and you get to work with the huge toy you eyed as a child. Foundation Of Forklift Operation Forklifts are used to move heavy materials in various environments, including construction or warehouse operations. The operation of a forklift can be repetitive. Often, mistakes happen because the operator relies on muscle memory to work the hydraulic
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What are the Most Common Forklift Operator Errors?

Accidents happen because we are merely human. However, there are ways to avoid them, especially in work situations. Procedure and policy are written and followed for your safety and the safety of co-workers and others.  Missteps and mishaps are diverted by following a few standard rules. The Key Of Communication The noise of a work site is already overwhelming. With the addition of a forklift, a driver cannot always hear what is happening or what is needed.  Appointed lights and signals should be utilized to signal incoming traffic or workers that are nearby. If equipment is in poor shape and
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Qualifications to Become a Forklift Operator

Quick Lifts management is consistently hiring skilled, capable, and hardworking forklift operators. Simply put, our business thrives on our forklift fleet, along with several similar machines. Safe and responsible operation of any machine, regardless of size, is a core competency we expect of every employee whose responsibilities encompass such work. Safety and precision are extremely important when dealing with professional forklift operation. To that end, legal and accredited certification is required for forklift work. The proper certifying measures will go a good distance towards reducing the risk of damage and personal injury. Below are listed a number of requirements and
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