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Optimizing Your Forklift for Summer’s Heat

The old saying is “March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb.” So far, in February, we’ve seen freezing temperatures, as well as temps in the 80s in San Antonio and South Texas. While we aren’t weathermen at Liftmasters, we can predict with some certainty that our temperatures are going to steadily be climbing up as we get closer to spring and summer and that means it’s a good time to get your forklift equipment ready for that famous Texas heat. Here are some basics if your forklifts and operators will be exposed to the heat:

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The Dog Days of Summer Are Coming - Are Your Forklifts (Ready) Prepared?

The Dog Days of Summer Are Coming - Are Your Forklifts (Ready) Prepared?

With summer officially starting, S&L Liftmasters wants to remind you to beat the heat and take some precautions with these easy tips to help prepare your lift trucks and warehouse facility, making sure they are ready to handle the heat.

Properly preparing for the Texas summer heat is necessary to protect your lift trucks and warehouse equipment from unnecessary damage as well as maximizing the useful life of your forklift. We all know that lift trucks encounter severe working environmental conditions daily. From harsh chemicals to “extreme” temperatures, equipment can take a beating. To not compromise your lift trucks’ operation, it’s even more important before summer that you prepare your forklifts for the Texas heat. Doing so will inevitably save you money on maintenance costs while keeping production and efficiency high.

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Liftmasters Participating In National Forklift Safety Day

Liftmasters Participating In National Forklift Safety Day

According to data from OSHA, about 90% of all forklifts will be involved in an accident during their lifetime. That means that one or more of your company’s operators will be involved in an accident using a forklift. To help mitigate the risk of injuries, the material handling industry is promoting National Forklift Safety Day.

Forklifts are now manufactured to be significantly safer than when they were first produced years ago. Komatsu’s latest models are manufactured to be innovative, high-quality, durable and reliable forklifts that surpass the needs of the material handling industry. Built with Clean Air Technology, Komatsu forklifts are better for the environment than other brands while also providing better protection for their operators. With so many quality features, Liftmasters is proud to be an authorized dealer of Komatsu.

Liftmasters also carriers the distinguished Linde line of forklifts, one of the world’s most respected brands. The technologically advanced forklifts offer many energy efficient and safety features. Linde forklifts can reduce operating costs as much as 40% compared to other brands.

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Liftmasters’ General Guidelines to OSHA Forklift Operator Training

Liftmasters’ General Guidelines to OSHA Forklift Operator Training

Powered industrial trucks, i.e. forklifts are common in material handling and many other industries. Forklifts are used to lift, raise and lower heavy and large pallets, boxes, crates and containers. Moving these heavy loads create hazards commonly associated with powered industrial trucks and anywhere they are used. Each different style or class of forklift creates distinct operating hazards. The best way to protect your employees, customers, product and equipment from injury, damage or death is through proper training.

Business’s utilizing industrial lift trucks are required to provide OSHA Forklift Operator Training and Certification for all employees who operate powered industrial lift trucks. All trainees may operate a powered industrial truck only under direct supervision of certified trainers who have the knowledge, training and experience to train operators and effectively evaluate student’s competence. Training is required to take place at a location that does not endanger either the trainee, trainer or other employees.

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Forklift Safety Day: Operator Training Is Key

Forklift Safety Day: Operator Training Is Key

For the third year in a row, the Industrial Truck Association is sponsoring National Forklift Safety Day with a goal of spreading and encouraging forklift safety awareness and best practices.

This June 14th, National Forklift Safety Day, Liftmasters wants to encourage our customers to embrace forklift safety by reviewing the safety products and training courses we offer.

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Working With Diligence and Efficiency, Work With Liftmasters

Working With Diligence and Efficiency, Work With Liftmasters

Liftmasters is dedicated to providing our customers with the best and most efficient parts and repair services in the industry. With some of the best technicians available Liftmasters can help make unexpected breakdowns and repairs quick and easy so you experience minimal downtime in your operations.

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Ready, Set, Rent With Liftmasters!

Ready, Set, Rent With Liftmasters!

While there are many reasons for rental units, Liftmasters is always at the ready when it comes to rental equipment.

Whether you need to meet the fleet demands of a busy season, require replacement equipment or need to take care of a specialty job, Liftmasters offers both short-term and long-term rental solutions.

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Liftmasters Offers Forklift Parts Expertise And Availability

Liftmasters Offers Forklift Parts Expertise And Availability

At Liftmasters we take pride in offering parts for all brands, makes and models of forklifts and other material handling equipment. 

In addition to providing OEM parts for our major equipment brands, Komatsu, Linde, HyundaiBig Joe and JLG, Liftmasters offers replacement parts for all other major OEM brands.

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Liftmasters Offers Service Expertise For All Brands

When it comes to servicing your equipment, Liftmasters is confident in our capabilities, no matter the brand.

Our team of highly skilled service professionals is trained to keep your forklifts in their best working conditions possible. 

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