new vs. used forklifts

New vs. Used Forklifts

When you’re looking to expand your fleet of forklifts, you’ll have the choice to purchase used or new equipment. Both of these options have various benefits that make them an attractive choice for companies. When you buy new or used forklifts, you’ll want to be aware of their advantages so you can make the best…

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Understanding CMM Room Standards

Coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are an integral component of many manufacturing and production facilities. As precision instruments, CMMs work to ensure the quality control of parts manufactured in the plant. Unfortunately, the manufacturing and production environment is not always the safest or most controlled. This can make it difficult to protect the expensive machinery from the elements…

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Launch of Combilift’s new XLE model

Irish materials handling specialist Combilift has officially launched its latest product, the Combi-XLE, as a further addition to its impressive range of electric models. In line with the growing demand for electric powered equipment, this multidirectional forklift with up to 5-ton (10000lb) lift capacity, combines emission-free operation with powerful performance for a wide range of…

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How Do You Build an Office in a Warehouse?

If you manage a productive warehouse, you might find you need a quiet place to complete administrative tasks or supervise the facility. That’s where an in-plant office can come in handy. How do you build an office in a warehouse? Let’s break it down step by step. How to Build an Office in a Warehouse: 7 Steps…

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guide to pallet jacks

The Complete Guide to Pallet Jacks

Pallet jacks are an essential tool found in warehouses, manufacturing plants, loading docks and other industrial settings. These versatile, wheeled devices can lift and transport heavy palletized loads. To help you decide if a pallet jack is a suitable tool for your material handling needs, we provide a comprehensive guide to pallet jacks, complete with…

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What You Need To Know About Going Electric

Electrification is on the rise like never before. With strict emissions regulations and warehouses facing intense productivity demands, switching to electric powered lift trucks makes real business sense. Electric lift trucks are only getting more popular, growing from 52% to 64% of total lift trucks sold since the 1990s. The business case has never been…

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Increasing Slot Capacity and Picking Efficiency

In a distribution center, fast and accurate order fulfillment defines success. But as SKU counts increase and order profiles change, racking and slotting systems that functioned adequately in the past may begin to compromise order fulfillment efficiency. Additionally, increased picking complexity and operator travel times mean distribution center managers face challenges of efficiently stocking, fulfilling,…

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The 7 Forklift Classifications

What class do you need? There are seven classes of forklift truck equipment. A forklift operator must be certified to use each class of truck that they will operate. Classification depends on applications, fuel options, and features of each forklift truck equipment. Knowing the difference can help you fit the right forklift truck to your…

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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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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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