Archive for the Forklift Parts Category
Forklifts are operating in every major retailer and distribution center in America. Where there are forklifts there are products, standing obstacles such as racking, and pedestrians. What does this mean for you? It means liability and obligation of prevention. One of the quickest and most usable ways to prevent forklift accidents are Forklift Camera Systems. Lift Truck Supply’s online parts store offers several different types of easily-installed camera systems.
- Reduce Forklift Damage – Added visibility means fewer dents, scratches, or fork damage due to ill spaced turns, tail swings, reversals, and drop-offs.
- Reduce Product Damage – Minimize costly product loss with full views around your lift. By utilizing side, back up, and fork positioned cameras your operator will be more able to prevent bumps and drops of product pallets or racking falls. You will also see fewer chargebacks from your vendor due to less product damage during loading.
- Extended Protection – Extends the life of your lift and workforce by reducing accidents that could be catastrophic to personnel and the lift.
- Fork Views – Adds ability to view fork to pallet placement.
- Maximizes Work Hours – Speeds up processing and fulfillment times due to workers higher level of accuracy and reduction of product loss.
- Ergonomics – Reduce worker strain and repetitive stress by virtually eliminating the need to twist and bend the neck/body to check major blind spots.
- Pedestrians – Help prevent pedestrian injury by extending your operators visibility.
- Monitoring – Recordable Camera Systems will help monitor operator speeds and allow you to play back video of an accident. Some systems also come with alert monitors.
- Insurance Purposes – Systems may help lower insurance premiums. *see your insurance provider to find out if they offer this concession.
- OSHA – Helps to bring Lift into OSHA compliance. While OSHA does not have a specific rule maintaining that a forklift must be equipt with a camera system it does have a General Duty Clause (see below) that says an employer can avoid violating this clause by installing visual safety devices. If not you could be subject to a $12,934 OSHA penalty per violation. That is a steep penalty to pay for not thinking ahead.
OSHA Act, 29 U.S.C. § 654 (a)(1), also known as the General Duty Clause, to furnish employment and a place of employment, free from recognized hazards that are causing or a likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees, where employees are exposed to hazards, including but not limited to, struck by, caught-in-between and crushing by the forklift. B56.1-2009 shows that industry recognizes this hazard and that equipping trucks with sound-producing and visual devices are feasible means to abate this hazard. An employer whose workplace presents this hazard and has not taken feasible steps to mitigate this hazard may be in violation of the General Duty Clause.
Your worker and customer safety is a critical part of your forklift program. By adding Forklift Camera Systems to your fleet, you are helping your company avoid becoming an accident statistic or OSHA violator. Upgrade your visual forklift safety today by visiting our online parts store.
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I love a clean floor! Especially when I walk into a business or warehouse and I see a clean foundation, I know they are on top of things and have a good standard of operating. One of the great many solutions we offer at Lift Truck Supply is commercial and industrial scrubbers and scrubber parts to help you make all of your company’s visitors feel the same way I do. Once you have picked out your Advance Scrubber unit, you may have questions about where, when, and how to use all the different available pads, brushes, and cylinders.
Forklifts are operating in every major retailer and distribution center in America. Where there are forklifts there are pedestrians. What does this mean for you? It means liability and obligation of prevention. One of the quickest and most noticeable pedestrian warnings are forklift safety lights. Lift Truck Supply’s online parts store offers eight different types of easily-installed safety lights.
“20% of all forklift fatalities from 1980 to 1994 involved a worker stricken by a lift truck.”- The National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF)
Planned Maintenance Servicing is a low cost easy way to extend your lift truck’s life. PMs keep you up to date on exactly what needs servicing, so you keep your equipment running optimally and reduce profit eating repair costs. You’ll also proactively prevent problems from cropping up, instead of having to rush to react to every last minute breakdown.
John Smith: Hello, we’re here to talk about the Toyota 4Y engine today. This is a Toyota designed and manufactured engine, exclusively for the Toyota forklift. It’s a very compact design, which benefits the customer by providing excellent air flow through the chassis and through the radiator to get the heat out of the forklift. This engine is very efficient whether it’s hot or cold, and it’s been used in the Toyota forklifts for over 30 years. It’s easy to service and it requires very low maintenance. It has hydraulic valve lifters so that we don’t have to adjust our valves and it has a roller cam drive chain, so there’s no belts to change. Parts are readily available, should you have a failure. It’s very tolerant of extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold, it’s proven technology, it’s easy to service, it provides very outstanding reliability for our customers who have seen 20, 30 and even 50,000 hours out of these engines. It’s emission compliant, and we have an optional compressed natural gas system that is EPA and carb compliant for emissions as well. This is a precision built motor, every bolt that’s run into this engine, the number of revolutions of that bolt turning, and a final cork achieved to record it, so that we can make sure everything is tight and right before it leaves the factory.
Every piston and rod assembly are weighed, so that we don’t have one that weighs more than another, and put a little hitch in the giddy up so there’s a vibration from day one in that engine that’s never going away. We avoid that from the very beginning by how we put the parts together before we assemble the engine. This engine has a positive engagement starter, meaning that when the engine’s at rest, we have the flywheel at rest, the teeth on the flywheel. We have a starter with teeth on it, when the operator turns the key to start, we push the teeth in the starter into the engagement with the ring gear, and then we start the starter motor to start the engine. If you don’t have a positive engagement starter, you start the starter motor, so your starter teeth are rotating as they drive into the stationary ring gear and it pairs both the starter and the ring gear up, and that cost a customer a lot more money over time. So the benefit of Toyota’s positive engagement starter is, you buy less starters and fewer ring gears over the life of the truck.
This engine has a five main bolt block and the advantage there is, it increases the durability, the reliability of the engine because every piston and rod assembly, as it goes up and down in the cylinder bore, is supported on both sides by a main bearing, that provides durability in the engine. So you have a very wide bearing supporting each side of the piston and rod assembly, the crank shaft itself has a counterweight for the piston and rod assembly on either side of every piston and rod assembly and that puts the wear and tear across the full surface of the bearing to spread out the wear over a larger area and not pinpoint one side of the bearing or the other. The Toyota 4Y engine is the core of the Toyota forklift. It’s available in the Core IC cushions and the Core IC Pneumatic, exclusively in the Toyota forklifts. See your local Toyota dealer for more information.