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Lift Truck Capacity – What Every Operator Should Know

Capacity ratings are important for every operator to know and practice because it can potentially save a lift as well as save a lot of money. Every forklift comes with a variety of information the operator must take into consideration and one important factor is how heavy the load is and how to keep the load center with the forks to ensure a safe transport and delivery. OSHA stated that if the load is not centered in the correct position it could increase the chances of forklift accidents or damage to the load. The stated capacity for every truck applies to the load center and requires the operator to consider all other applications and conditions when justifying the appropriate weight and position.

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Pre-Owned Pick: Toyota’s 7FGU80 Gives A Big Lift

This month we are featuring the 2007 Toyota 7FGU80. With a load capacity of up to 17,500 lbs, this Box Car Special is a big help in more than one way, giving you the extra boost to handle even the largest loads.

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Advance SC8000: Optimized For Wider Cleaning Possibilities

The Advance SC8000 is a ride on scrubber that offers, in a literal sense, wider floor cleaning possibilities. With the widest cylindrical scrub deck in its class, the SC8000 is capable of both sweeping and scrubbing in one pass and can clean 100,000 sq/ft per tankful of solution when operated under normal scrubbing speeds.

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Operation Forklift Safety

Forklift safety can seem foolproof, but without the proper safety training operating a lift truck can become hazardous or deadly in an instant. There are a number of factors the play into maintaining the safest environment for operating a forklift.

One of the most common hazards associated with lift trucks is pedestrian safety, which means ensuring that lift truck operators are aware of surrounding warehouse employees on foot and vice versa. 

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Pneumatic vs Cushion Forklift Tires

Which One is Right for You?

You know the importance of choosing the right forklift for your application. You wouldn’t buy an indoor, light capacity truck for a job that required extremely heavy lifting and was outside in rough terrain. Just as important as the actual forklift are the tires that come with it. Most people are familiar with Pneumatic and Cushion tires, but what is it about these different tires that make them more suitable for one job over another?

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OSHA is the government agency that is in charge of monitory safety in the workplace. It has been calculated by OSHA that there is are 85 fatal accidents every year, roughly every 3 – 4 days. Injuries are even higher. Serious injuries are estimated to be 34,900 per year and non-serious total around 61,800 per year. The numbers are startling. Prevention is simple with proper forklift training. 42% of fatality’s happen due to tip overs. Preventing this includes properly teaching the operators how to gauge a load and what not to do when unsure. It’s important to see and understand common accidents and how they can be detrimental.

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Three Tips For Warehouses To Beat The  Heat This Summer

We’re not talking basketball here- we are talking temperatures. Texas summer temperatures have been known to be brutal to say the least.  Heat stress can affect productivity and overall health of employees and equipment. There are many measures businesses can take to help offset the heat that personnel and machinery endure when temperatures begin to rise. Here are three tips to help manage the heat and improve the working environment.  

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Invest Right The First Time

Walk or ride, sweep or scrub, no matter the application, Shoppa’s has the industrial floor-care solution that is perfect for your company’s needs.

When it comes to purchasing industrial floor-care equipment, many companies shop based on price rather than taking into consideration the equipment’s Return on Investment (ROI), which can be exponentially higher than any upfront costs.

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National Forklift Safety Day Encourages Training and Responsibility

In an effort to reduce the hazards associated with forklifts, the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) is sponsoring the first annual National Forklift Safety Day today, June 10th, in Washington DC.

The event will bring together manufacturers, customers, policymakers and the Administration, providing an opportunity for the industry to educate and inform all parties of best practices to ensure the safest work environments in the future.

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Pre-owned Pick: 2009 Toyota 7FBEU15

At Shoppa’s we deliver the highest quality of pre-owned forklifts and material handling equipment with a wide selection to choose from.

This month we are featuring the 2009 Toyota 7FBEU15. At 3,000 lbs. and with a lift height of 15.75’, Shoppa’s has four 7FBEU15’s in stock at $299.00 a month.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your personal fleet of equipment!

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