Increase Your Storage

When you require additional warehouse or facility storage space, you have two options – extend your existing facility or move premises. Specialty lift equipment can assist your business when you have reached this dilemma.  AISLE MASTER By optimizing your racking layout and reducing aisle widths down using a specialty lift truck such as the Aisle Master from Combilift, you can…

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Reach truck vs. forklift

Reach Trucks vs. Forklifts

Forklifts and reach trucks are everywhere in manufacturing and warehousing environments. When you need new equipment, you may want to clarify the difference between a forklift and a reach truck. While their usage overlaps, each vehicle has some distinct features that make it more suitable for specific tasks. For example, either vehicle could lift a…

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Things You Need to Know About Planned Maintenance

Like an annual trip to your local physician for a check-up, a well thought out Planned Maintenance agreement with a qualified and reputable service company can dramatically increase the longevity of your equipment as well as significantly reduce your operating costs.  Conversely, operating forklift equipment without planned maintenance or allowing an inexperienced company to manage…

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Are you operating safely?

With the holiday season approaching, there will be more online purchases going out than ever before. This will have a huge impact on workers at fulfillment centers and retail locations trying to get those orders out the door. Make sure your equipment is in safe running order and your operators know the rules of the…

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Forklift capacity

How Much Forklift Capacity Do You Need?

When selecting lift vehicles, you will notice they list a weight capacity. But you must pay attention to more than just the weight capacity of a forklift to determine how much it can safely lift. Discover what role the load center plays in lifting capacity and how to calculate the amount your forklift can safely…

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MHEDA 2021 MVP Industry Award

Gregory Poole Lift Systems has been awarded the prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Partner) Award for 2021 for their accomplishments in 2020.  For the eleventh consecutive year, since the award’s inception, Gregory Poole Lift Systems has earned an MVP Award from the industry’s trade association, MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). Award recipients must satisfy a…

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New Facility Now Open in Chesapeake

Gregory Poole Lift Systems Announces Grand Opening of New Facility Strategic Business Move Provides Greater Service Efficiencies to More Customers (Chesapeake, VA)— Gregory Poole Lift Systems (a division of Gregory Poole Equipment Co.) is the official Hyster and Yale dealer, serving material handling businesses throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. They are…

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Common forklift problems

Forklift Repair Troubleshooting

Forklifts play many roles in a variety of industries, the most important of which is transporting materials and products quickly and efficiently. While modern forklifts are sturdy and durable, their many moving components and frequent use mean they will eventually need to be repaired. In this guide, we’ll talk about the most common forklift problems and how…

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Electric vs internal combustion forklifts

Electric vs. Internal Combustion Forklifts

If you’re in the market for forklifts, you may want to learn more about the differences between internal combustion and electric forklifts. Before you invest, a gas vs. electric forklift comparison can help you discover which type of forklift is best for your needs. Internal Combustion vs. Electric Forklifts Your primary forklift options can be categorized into…

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Section 179 Deduction

What is it? According to irs.gov – Section 179 allows taxpayers to deduct the cost of certain property as an expense when the property is placed in service.  For tax years beginning after 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act increased the maximum Section 179 expense deduction from $500,000 to $1 million. The phase-out limit…

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Do you need to re-evaluate your lift truck power?

What’s your Power? The right lift truck power choice can go a long way in improving operational efficiency. For example, different power sources place varying burdens on labor to replace, charge or refuel, they require disparate amounts of space to house refueling, charging and changing infrastructure, and come with different upfront and long-term costs.  …

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WHAT IS TELEMETRY?

Telemetry is the process of remotely capturing specific measurements and other meaningful data in its given application. In addition to tracking, recording and reporting data, a telemetry system allows managers to remotely command or otherwise exert real-time control over the equipped machinery. CUT COST OF OWNERSHIP BY MONITORING OPERATIONAL DATA Plant operations are complicated, requiring…

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