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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How to Obtain a Forklift Certification in Indiana

Forklifts, forklift operation, and forklift maintenance are cornerstones of the Quick Lifts business model. Essential for warehouse work, dock loading/unloading, and various types of construction labor, these machines are mainstays of American business. Their operators also require official certification in the state of Indiana for purposes of both safety and legality. And that is as it should be, as operator error can lead to property damage and far worse. Understanding all there is to know about forklifts, including functionality and operation, makes perfect sense for almost any on-site team member. A few of our certification requirements are listed here: Training
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How to Become Certified Driving Forklifts in Indiana

The importance of safety and responsibility while operating a forklift cannot be overstated. Operator error can result in serious damage and injury. That’s why it’s extremely important to only work with certified operators. Becoming a certified Indiana forklift operator is a straightforward process. Below you’ll find requirements and associated skills needed to become certified for driving forklifts in Indiana: OSHA compliance is mandatory Solid physical conditioning required Proven ability to identify unsafe loading/unloading circumstances Mechanical/technical knowledge of forklift technology Accurate assessment of loading and unloading fundamentals Effective maneuvering of forklift in and around various work environments Businesses across the industrial
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