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Jun21

How to choose the best battery system for your forklift

Material-handling electric vehicles use two types of batteries: lithium-ion (Li-ion) and lead-acid batteries. The main deciding factors when choosing the right battery for your forklift are maintenance, price, efficiency, sustainability, application, and TCO (total cost of ownership). With so many options available, choosing the best lithium-ion system for a forklift can be a challenge. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you...

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Jodie Miller
Jun20

Empowering material handling productivity with forklift battery chargers

Forklift battery chargers are essential for ensuring the top performance and longevity of lithium batteries. Understanding how to use and maintain these chargers can help you maximize battery efficiency and reduce operational downtime. Charge with Forklift Battery Chargers When the battery level drops below a certain threshold, an alert will prompt charging. It’s then time to drive to the charging area, switch off the forklift, and...

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Jagan Reddy-Perfil 2
Jun20

Future proof your supply chain: Embracing Automation and AI

Supply chain leaders are turning to automation and AI to enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs, and elevate the customer experience Automation in both process and physical forms has been around dating back as far as the Industrial Revolution. However, it wasn’t until the 1980s that automation began to emerge in supply chains. Back then, warehouse automation—such as automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS), sortation...

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Chris Aiello
Jun20

Dealers: It’s time to up your Aftermarket strategy, not overlook it

During my recent travels and meetings with industry colleagues, dealers, and OEMs, many discussions took place exploring the dynamics and progress of the first half of this calendar year.  A significant takeaway from these discussions is while the intense competition for talented workforce and skilled labor continues to be a trend in our industry, there is also a notable influx of new talent stepping into crucial roles within these...

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Garry Bartecki, CFO of employee-owned Illini Hi-Reach and Material Handling Wholesaler Bottom Line monthly columnist
Jun20

Ready–Get Set–Do Something

Technology Rules. Every business or industry publication you pick up states….IF YOU DO NOT START TAKING ACTION NOW YOU WILL QUICKLY FALL BEHIND. Makes sense. But once you are in GET SET mode you have serious issues to deal with.             What should you do?             Who should do it?             Can you fund it?             Will the results improve profitability and cash flow? If you take steps to improve the business and it...

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Jeffrey Gitomer
Jun20

What does follow-up have to do with a bag of potato chips?

Hot prospect. You just made a good phone contact or had a brief meeting, and the prospect is interested in becoming a customer. It’s time for your first follow-up. What do you do? Well, you probably send a package with so much information inside it turns the US Postal Service from the brink of bankruptcy into a profit-making organization. Most follow-up packages include a video, a brochure, an article from some magazine, product...

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Jodie Miller
Jun07

Forklift Battery Safety Tips & Safety Practices for Forklift Safety Day 2024

Forklifts are essential workplace vehicles that offer immense utility and productivity boosts. However, they are also associated with significant safety risks, as many workplace transport-related accidents involve forklifts. This underscores the importance of adhering to forklift safety practices. National Forklift Safety Day, promoted by the Industrial Truck Association, is dedicated to ensuring the safety of those who manufacture,...

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