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Increase uptime in harsh working environments

Growing, packing and distributing agricultural products, especially in hot, dusty environments like California, can be a challenge. Peri & Sons Farms, one of the largest onion-to-seed companies in the world, understands what it takes to meet this challenge. This family-owned business grows, packs and ships premium onions six days a week, with employees working 10-12 hour shifts. Thick dust and grit in the air, as well as onion peels carpeting the ground, create a harsh environment, so the company was experiencing excessive downtime to prevent their forklifts from overheating. Operators were forced to shut down the truck multiple times per shift to clear the radiator and allow the powertrain to cool – a time consuming procedure. read more »»

What does forklift sustainability mean to you?

Going green has become a pretty common catchphrase, generating thoughts of recycling, switching to energy efficient light bulbs, saving water or even buying that fancy new “smart” thermostat to control the comfort of your home. While activities like these are usually the ones that are top of mind when thinking about sustainability, there are countless other components in the supply chain that can make a positive impact. For example, think about forklifts, they have likely moved everything around us. Because of their widespread influence, they are a vital link in the ever-evolving global supply chain and the global mission to conserve our planet and all of its resources. read more »»

Forklift rental, without the headache

Do you remember the last time you rented a car? Anyone who has ever had to do so knows it can be a huge hassle, especially when something unexpected happens and you need a car right away. The options are limited, which only adds to the already stressful situation. The one-size-fits-all contract contains all sorts of details, add-ons and accessories. When you finally get your vehicle, it may look beaten up, worn down, overused and dirty. If so, then you can tell the experience isn’t going to get any better. read more »»

Warehouse design impacts efficiency and productivity

While it’s true that you need the right trucks for an efficient operation, you also need the right warehouse design. Every aspect must work together to achieve maximum levels of productivity, safety and overall efficiency. read more »»

Eliminate rolling ladders to increase safety

An employee is picking orders from the top shelf of a racking unit, but the load is large and heavy so he needs both hands to carry it. He pulls up a rolling ladder, climbs to retrieve the load and begins the unstable descent but misses a rung and falls. You can imagine what happens next. He is likely injured from the fall, which leads to time off work and expensive workers’ compensation costs. Productivity is lost and the product may be damaged as well. The whole situation could have been avoided with a simple solution. read more »»

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