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Forklift Classes Explained

There are seven basic types of forklift classes ranging from class I to class VII. We’ll walk you through each class and explain the differences between each.

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Creating an Optimal Forklift Battery Charging Station

Battery charging can have a major impact on the efficiency of a warehouse. We’ll walk through some of the key factors in setting up an optimal forklift battery charging station layout ideal for lead acid industrial batteries.

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Understanding Forklift Load Capacity

One of the most important elements of accident prevention is keeping a safe load capacity. We’ll explain what it is and what you need to know to stay safe.

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Forklift Buying Guide

Buying a forklift is a major expense so it pays to do your due diligence. This handy guide will help you make a smart decision when it comes time to buy a forklift.

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Types of Forklift Covers - Options, Benefits & Uses

Learn more about forklift covers to protect your seats, cab and forks. Contact your local MCFA dealer today to find the right accessories for your fleet.

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6 Reasons to Choose the Jungheinrich EFG 2

When it comes to cost savings and efficiency, the Jungheinrich EFG 2 series of electric pneumatic forklifts will raise your expectations for what you expect from a lift truck.

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9 Best Practices for Less Forklift Downtime

These 9 best practices for more forklift uptime and less downtime really work! Follow them to help achieve less downtime, more uptime, and reduced costs.

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Selecting the Right Forklift for Loadouts

To select the right forklift for your warehouse, there are many factors to consider including frequency of loadouts, maneuvering space and more.

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Operating Forklifts on Inclines, Ramps and Grades

Follow these six simple forklift rules of the road whenever operating a forklift on ramps, grades and inclines. Our forklift rules outline procedures when operating on a slope that could help improve efficiency at your workplace and help reduce forklift-related incidents.

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No Crystal Ball Needed – Forklift Planned Maintenance and More

Avoid these practices to increase lift truck life, productivity and uptime.

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Forklift Accessories & Attachments

A selection of forklift accessories and forklift attachments from MCFA for improved safety, operator comfort, and efficiency. Our list of forklift accessories includes camera systems, led warning lights, utility trays and kits, rain caps and windshield panel cabs, and lift truck scales.

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How to Reduce Your Forklift Maintenance Costs

When it comes to lift truck fleet management, knowledge is powerful, especially when it comes to reducing your forklift maintenance costs. Here are three tips to reduce the cost and time spent on forklift maintenance.

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Forklift Tires: Choosing the Right Type & When to Replace

Do you think you need new tires on your forklift? Take a look at these tips on choosing the right Type of forklift tire and when you should replace them.

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The Forklift Leasing Process

You’ve decided to lease your next forklift – what’s next? Take a look at these 5 tips to help ensure a smooth process.

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How To Get More From Electric Forklifts

If you're not getting the most out of equipment you're losing money. Learn how to get the most out of your electric forklifts.

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Choosing the Right Forklift Tires

Before spending money on new forklift tires, you should know the top three factors for selecting the right tires.

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How To Select The Right Forklift Lease Option

Learn the differences between the various types of forklift leases so you can make an educated decision as to which one is right for your business.

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Should You Buy or Lease a Forklift?

Depending on your circumstances, either one could be the right choice.

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Electric Versus Internal Combustion Forklifts

Which is better for your application? Learn the key differences between electric and internal combustion engine lift trucks.

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Improve Your Warehouse With Warehouse Navigation

Warehouse navigation technology can improve efficiency and save money. Learn how.

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The Benefits of Renting a Forklift

Learn how to cut costs on a short term basis and maximize the business benefits of a short-term forklift rental.

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Develop Your Own Daily Forklift Inspection Checklist

Having a daily inspection checklist as part of your routine will create a safer workplace and save you money.

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3 Ways To Increase Warehouse Efficiency

Overcome the challenges to creating an efficient warehouse by following these three tips.

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Choosing the Right Forklift Type for your Business

If you are trying to determine the best forklift for your application, our guide on types of forklifts may help you learn more about your options and help you select the ideal forklift for the job.

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What Are Tier 4 Forklift Engines?

Learn about tier 4 forklift engines, how manufacturers meet their emission standards and the overall benefits of tier 4 engines for your business.

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Glossary of Forklift Terminology and Definitions

Brush up on your forklift terminology by using our forklift glossary - full of commonly used forklift terms and definitions.

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The Importance of Watering a Forklift Battery

Properly watering an electric forklift's battery is essential for forklift battery longevity and efficiency. Here are four tips for watering your electric forklift battery.

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Anatomy of a Forklift

Learn about the features and terminology of a forklift with the aid of a forklift diagram.

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How To Charge A Forklift Battery

Learn the proper procedures for charging an electric forklift battery.

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Forklift Mast Types

Understand the various types of forklift masts and their functions to make sure you choose the right forklift mast for your application.

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Forklift Battery Maintenance Guide

Forklift batteries can be costly, and properly caring for and maintaining your forklift battery can extend the life of your forklift batteries and save your business thousands.

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Forklift Certification FAQs

What is the process for getting forklift certified? What are the certification requirements? How long is a forklift certification good for? We answer all of your FAQs on forklift certification.

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The High Cost Of Forklift Truck Abuse

Careless forklift operation and operator abuse can result in damaged goods, damaged lift trucks and expensive costs or repairs for your business. Here are four tips for preventing forklift operator abuse.

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Why You Should Consider Fast Charging For Extended Battery Life

This formula has changed for many operations that run more than one shift. Fast charging has become a popular alternative to conventional charging, with hundreds of companies making the switch.

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Tips To Cut Your Forklift Travel Time

Minimizing wasted forklift movement and cutting forklift travel time will improve efficiency for your forklift fleet. These are our four tips for reducing forklift travel time.

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Order Picking Trends For Increased Productivity

Challenged by increasing stock keeping units (SKUs)? Learn how to evaluate your lift trucks and implement best picking practices to further optimize order picking in your warehouse.

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How Regular Inspections Will Reduce Forklift Repairs

Reduce forklift repairs by conducting our regular forklift inspections techniques. Our forklift inspection checklist of lift truck components prevents problems before they happen.

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Choosing The Right Forklift For Your Business

The forklift selection process can be difficult – factors like work environment, shifts, and types of product or loads handled all impact the lift truck you use.

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7 Tips To Improve Your Material Handling Efficiency

Looking for ways to further streamline and improve efficiency in your operation? Here are seven best practices we’ve learned from our customers.

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4 Cost-Efficient Solutions For Protecting Your Lift Truck

Forklift truck abuse is preventable. Here are four critical cost-efficient solutions for eliminating and preventing lift truck abuse while increasing your operation’s safety and productivity.

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Owning Vs. Renting Forklifts: Which Is Right For Your Business?

In today’s fast-paced business environment, renting lift trucks can provide much-needed flexibility and save costs at the same time. Find out the top considerations to keep in mind when determining whether to rent or purchase your next forklift.

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Forklift Safety Rules Of The Road

Forklifts play a vital role in keeping businesses moving – from transporting products to operating in heavy-duty outdoor applications. These are a few simple forklift safety tips and operating guidelines to help keep your operators and your workplace productive and safe.

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Top 10 "Spring Cleaning" Maintenance Tips

Are your forklifts ready for the warmer seasons? Reduce costs and preserve the life of your forklift fleet with this forklift maintenance checklist.

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5 Warehouse Resolutions in 2016

Is your warehouse structured to help you meet your 2016 goals? Follow these tips to increase productivity, create an efficient workflow and move more materials in your warehouse.

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6 Forklift Resolutions in 2016

A new year means a chance to evaluate your current business practices and set attainable goals for the future. Consider these six lift truck resolutions as a starting point for greater efficiency in the year ahead.

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9 Forklift Winterization Tips

Preparing Your Forklift Fleet For Winter

Winters can be harsh on your forklifts and operators, but proper preparation and maintenance can position your business for a profitable season. Follow these nine forklift winterization tips to help ensure longer uptime during the months ahead.

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