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The Dirty Truth About Used Forklift Costs

The Dirty Truth About Used Forklift Costs

If you are considering purchasing a used forklift for your business, learn about the hidden costs and if it is a good investment versus purchasing a new forklift.
Forklift Battery Safety & Maintenance Tips

Forklift Battery Safety & Maintenance Tips

Maximize the life of your electric forklift battery with these 8 tips on battery safety and maintenance, to achieve the ultimate return on your forklift battery.
Efficiency Boosting Forklift Attachments

Efficiency Boosting Forklift Attachments

Side Shifters and Forklift Positioners can help improve forklift operator efficiency by decreasing the number of times they must reposition forks.
Forklift Fuel Types

Forklift Fuel Types

Find the perfect forklift based on fuel types of electric, diesel and gas, including advantages/disadvantages, pricing, models and other factors to consider.
Forklift Water Resistance Rating Levels Bobcat D30S-9 Forklift Moving Pallets in the Rain

Forklift Water Resistance Rating Levels

Discover the water resistance of forklifts by learning about the water resistance rating levels, called ingress protection (IP) code and the rating levels.
5 Reasons Forklift Maintenance Benefits Business

5 Reasons Forklift Maintenance Benefits Business

Forklift maintenance is beneficial to your business and has a positive impact on the bottom-line. Learn the 5 reasons why to keep your forklift fleet maintained.
5 Tips to Maximize Forklift Safety

5 Tips to Maximize Forklift Safety

Forklift safety is essential to prevent workplace accidents and to save lives. Explore the 5 ways you can maximize forklift safety in your workplace.
About Forklift Rodeos A Bobcat D70S-9 Forklift Works in a Lumberyard

About Forklift Rodeos

Learn about how forklift rodeos are used for safety certification and training exercises. Plus learn how to host your own forklift rodeo for free.
What is the Average Lifespan of a Forklift?

What is the Average Lifespan of a Forklift?

How long do forklifts last? Understanding the average lifespan of a forklift is fundamental to determining your ROI when purchasing to meet your needs.

Guided Forklift Journey

How to Choose Forklift by Fuel Type

Interested in understanding the various fuel options available for powering modern forklifts? You've come to the right place. In this article, we will provide some detailed information on:  

  • The different types of forklift fuel options   
  • Key specifications, pros and cons, applications, and pricing for each fuel type   
  • Guidelines to help you choose the most suitable forklift fuel for your specific requirements
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Bobcat D70S-9 Forklift Operating in a Lumberyard