Author: Liftech Equipment Companies

Liftech Equipment Companies

Liftech Equipment Companies


Proper charging practices require 8 hours of charge followed by 8 hours cool down time followed by using the battery to a state of discharge near below 40% state of charge but not below 20%. Temperature is the enemy of batteries. That is why cooling after charging is critical. A charging environment of 77° F is ideal for charging.

  Industrial Battery Care for your Electric Forklift This article will focus on lead-acid plate industrial batteries for use in electric forklifts. These battery care topics do not apply to Lithium-Ion Power, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Gel Cell Batteries or AGM – Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries. The advantages of the lead-acid plate battery we will be […]

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There are many reasons why all owners of powered industrial trucks should make sure that they properly train and document the training of operators of their powered industrial trucks. First and foremost training operators in the safe operation of these vehicle is mandated by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations (Standards – 29 CFR) 1910.178(l) .

How do I justify to my boss we need to train our forklift operators? There are many reasons why all owners of powered industrial trucks should make sure that they properly train and document the training of operators of their powered industrial trucks. First and foremost training operators in the safe operation of these vehicle is […]

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Have your forks inspected at least once a year by a qualified service technician. As there are many other safety inspections required on your forklift outsourcing these inspections to your servicing forklift dealer as part of regular periodic maintenance is a good way to document these inspections and keep your plant safe by minimizing the dangers of using damaged forks in your operations.

   Are your forks safe? A 10% reduction in fork blade thickness results in a 20% reduction of capacity. This must be measured between the heel of the fork and where the fork begins to tapper down to the tip. For example, a 5,000-lb capacity forklift with properly specified forks capacity has been reduced to […]

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Ideally you will want to retire your piece of heavy equipment when it reaches its lowest cost of ownership. This applies equally to all your heavy equipment such as Skid Steers, Forklifts, Backhoes and Compact Track Loaders.

When should I get rid of my heavy equipment? Ideally you will want to retire your piece of heavy equipment when it reaches its lowest cost of ownership. This applies equally to all your heavy equipment such as Skid Steers, Forklifts, Backhoes and Compact Track Loaders. Your capital costs are highest when you acquire your […]

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Know what to check for when buying a Used Forklift

Many forklift applications are well suited to a used truck. If that is what you need, this article will help you get the most for your buck and minimize the chance your purchase will reveal deficiencies that will leave you with buyer’s remorse. If your forklift application is high hours, multi-shift, hard usage, then by […]

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