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5 Tips for Buying Used Lift Equipment

Companies purchase used lift equipment for a number of reasons. Newer companies with limited cash on hand may prefer the lower up-front costs of used equipment. Companies with cyclical handling needs, or with unexpected spikes in production, also may find used equipment useful as a stopgap measure. And in other cases, the features of a brand-new piece of equipment may not be desired or required for the application at hand.

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Signs That It's Time To Consider Replacing Your Material Handling Equipment

The best time to replace material handling equipment is not always obvious. If you replace equipment too soon, you may not be getting the full return on your investment. Replace it too late, however, and you may encounter production and capacity issues in addition to unscheduled and unexpected financial costs. Not to worry. We will explain the key factors to keep in mind to help you know when to buy a new forklift or other piece of material handling equipment.

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Your Aerial Lift Maintenance Checklist

An aerial lift maintenance checklist is critical for safe operation of your equipment. Regular inspections are the best way to keep your equipment running efficiently, extend the life of your fleet, and keep your team safe. Furthermore, OSHA requires that a pre-start inspection be performed before each work shift.

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How to Choose the Right Aerial Lift

How do you choose the right aerial lift for your project? Well, the first step is to determine which option is best suited to optimize your operational flow. For this reason, more businesses are investing in scissor lifts to increase productivity and decrease cost.

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