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When A Heavy-Duty Forklift Is The Right Answer

Clark C60 IC Forklift

One of the most important items on your checklist for any job big or small is to have the right tools. Knowing what those tools are comes with experience and knowledge. You’ll likely not have to tackle too many jobs with the wrong tools, since it’s a quick study to learn how much more effort, time and money you’ll save when you choose the right tools. Deciding what kind of forklift to use for your company’s jobs depends on exactly what you will be asking that forklift to do. If your application calls for moving tonnage instead of poundage, you will need a heavy-duty forklift. At Liftmasters, we partner with Komatsu and Clark for your heavy-duty forklift needs. We believe these companies offer world-class options to answer your material handling application challenges.

As you know, forklifts come in a wide variety of capacity sizes. How can you know what size forklift you need and what forklift will handle your requirements? If your typical job deals with loads that weigh tons instead of pounds, a heavy-duty forklift will save time, increase productivity and efficiency and give you a better ROI. At Liftmasters, we have knowledgeable material handling professionals who will be happy to give you guidance on choosing the right forklift for your job. Let’s dive into some of the reasons why we like Komatsu and Clark for heavy-duty applications.

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Top Reasons to Use a Forklift Caliper

Why Use a Caliper on Your Forklift

If you don’t already know what a forklift caliper is, you’re going to want to hop on this bandwagon. These small tools have such a wide range of utilities, and it’s almost unbelievable that so many essential jobs can be fulfilled using them. At the end of the day, a forklift caliper is essential to maintaining the efficiency and the safety of your forks.

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Three Things to Know About the New Komatsu FH-2 Forklift Series

If you are a Komatsu material handling fan, then you already know Komatsu’s reputation for building rugged, durable and reliable forklifts with groundbreaking technology designed to save you money through lower cost of operation and less downtime. Komatsu’s FH series forklifts are popular worldwide for these values and now Komatsu has released its Tier 4 final FH-2 forklift, powered with the promise of providing the highest in strength, safety and robust features you’ve come to appreciate.

Called “construction strong,” the FH-2 series forklift operates with Komatsu’s tier 2 final engine and comes in six capacities – 8,000 lbs., 9,000 lbs., 10,000 lbs., 11,000 lbs., 15,400 lbs. and 18,000 lbs. Komatsu FH-2 series forklifts are designed to perform in all types of weather, in fast-moving and high-throughput operations and facilities that need maneuvering skills with quick loading and unloading speeds. Let’s take a look at some of the FH-2 series advantages.

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Ho,Ho,Ho. It’s Time For Big Joe!

Are you in a business that experiences seasonal upticks? For many in the retail and distribution center business, November and December are times of increased movement. At S&L Liftmasters, we have holiday solutions to help you save time and money, as well as employee injury, with our line of Big Joe equipment. As your demands grow, let us show you how Big Joe can provide new ways to increase productivity and efficiency, while helping to maximize your employees.

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Beat The Heat: Summer Forklift Service Preparations


Business owners and managers are tasked with taking measures to help protect their employees from brutal summertime heat. While summer time temperatures can affect the way employees work, likewise is the same with the equipment they are operating. So while its important make sure that your employees have cold water and other measures are in place to make sure they capable of getting the job done it is also important to have measures in place to keep your forklifts operating efficiently.

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Making The Right Choice: Forklift Attachments

An alternative option to owning multiple types of lift trucks or using a rental forklift for specific tasks is utilizing attachments on the same forklift for a lower cost solution.

Forklift attachments can effect more than you may think regarding your business’ productivity. Having the right attachments can really take your forklifts’ functionality to the next level while also improving operation costs and overall efficiency. However, choosing the right attachments can often be a difficult decision with all of the different options to consider.

With the sheer number of attachments to choose from, how do you know what will work best for your business?
Let Liftmasters help you.

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Liftmasters Has Your Complete Selection of Forklift Rentals

Liftmasters Has Your Complete Selection of Forklift Rentals

Have a short-term, long-term or seasonal project but not ready to jump into a forklift purchase? Liftmasters has a full line of forklift rentals in-stock to help do the job.

From 15,000 lbs. lift capacity forklifts to boom and scissor lifts, we provide solutions for almost any material handling need. Liftmasters stocks a variety of forklifts from leading brands including Komatsu and Big Joe.

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Forklift Financing: Lease, Purchase Or Rent To Own

Pneumatic Tire Forklift

Liftmasters takes pride in offering flexible leasing, rental and purchase options to meet the specific needs of our customers. We understand that it can be a difficult decision process when looking to add to your material handling fleet and we want to help make that course of action a little smoother for you and your account.

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Improve Forklift Safety & Performance with Keytroller Electronic Safety Devices

Improve Forklift Safety & Performance with Keytroller Electronic Safety Devices

Liftmasters has recently become a Keytroller electronic safety and performance device dealer.

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