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The Basics Of Operating A Forklift

What are the basics to operating a forklift?

I’m not an expert with forklifts, so I did some research and listed some references to get more information about operating a forklift.  You will find there are more things to consider than you may have thought, like the load weight, OSHA requirements, having a license, or knowing an inexperienced forklift operator can be dangerous.

Forklifts look simple.  They scoot around and slide from station to station at a modest pace of 5 – 10 miles an hour.  They look harmless.  The back wheels turn and the tail of the machine swings out.  It reminds you of a bumper car at an amusement park.  But it is not!  A loaded forklift can be very dangerous to its driver and to anyone that gets in its path if safety is not taken into account.

Below are a list of some basic considerations when operating a forklift:

  • Make sure the forklift is in good condition.  There are no leaks, and all of the controls are functioning properly.
  • Inspect the forklift with a quick “walk-around”. Ensure there are no cracks in the steel or bends in the length of the fork.  Fork damage can be very hazardous.
  • Check for any loose bolts or warning lifts, and all of the fluids are at their specified levels.
  • Check the roll cage.  The roll cage cage is there to protect you should the forklift fall over.
  • Always wear a seat belt.  You do not want the forklift to rollover and you find yourself underneath it.
  • Be aware of the lift capacity and never lift more weight than maximum lift weight.
  • Never drive forward with your forks raised
  • Before driving the forklift, become familiar with all of the controls.
  • While driving the forklift, always maintain a clear line of sight.  Never carry a package that blocks your view or line of sight.
  • Only certified forklift operators should operate a forklift
  • Know how the brake system works.  Is it soft or hard? Does it come to quick halt or is it a progressive stop?  A quick halt can cause your package to become unstable.
  • Check if the horn works.  You can not blow your horn too much while operating a forklift.  When in doubt, blow your horn.
  • Drive with even more caution while carrying a load or while pedestrians are near.  Move slower, and keep your eyes alert.
  • Never allow anyone to walk underneath raised forks, especially if it has a load.
  • Remember the tail of the truck swings out during a turn.  Be aware of pedestrians and equipment that may be in your way
  • Never driver over anything and believe that it will okay.  It will not!

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We Buy and Sell Forklifts

This week, we continue to focus on forklifts.  We buy and sell all forklifts, of all makes and models.   We buy new forklifts.  We also buy used forklifts.

If you have a forklift, regardless of its condition call us and let us make you an offer.  We buy all forklifts, both working and non-working forklifts.

Below are some forklift models that we buy and sell:

  • Toyota Forklifts
  • Crown Forklifts
  • Caterpillar Forklifts

Below are some the type of forklifts that we buy and sell:

  • Four Wheel Forklifts
  • Lift Trucks
  • Cushion Tire Forklifts
  • Gasoline Forklifts
  • Propane Forklifts

We buy forklifts nationwide in the United StatesCanada, Mexico and Internationally.

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Industrial Surplus World is the nation’s leading buyer and seller of new and used forklifts. Based in Houston, Texas, we buy operational and non-functional forklifts of all brands — Mitsubishi, Caterpillar®, Jungheinrich®, Toyota®, and more.We offer attractive prices for your used and surplus forklifts. We provide honest evaluations of your equipment and purchase a wide range of forklifts , operational and non-functional. We buy all major manufacturers.Contact us today to discover how we can make disposing of your surplus forklifts.

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