Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. Blog

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November 24, 2021

TIS THE SEASON FOR AUTOMATION

For consumers, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are popular opportunities to find a great deal.

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November 17, 2021

Increase Your Storage Capacity with Combilift Multi-Directional and Long Load Handling Forklifts

We would like to introduce you to Combilift, one of Eastern Lift Truck Co.’s outstanding materials handling partners. Founded in 1998, in Monaghan, Ireland, Combilift has become world-renown for its innovative spirit and is the leading producer of multi-directional forklifts and long-load handling solutions.

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November 10, 2021

RETAIL SERVICES OFFERS BALERS, COMPACTORS AND MORE!

The Retail Services Division of Eastern Lift Truck Co. provides baler & compactor and other sales and aftermarket care.

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October 27, 2021

DOCK TO STOCK WITH OTTO

In many warehouses, humans lift truck operators move pallets and materials from loading docks to pallet racks.

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October 13, 2021

PREPARE YOUR DOCK AND DOOR FOR COLD WEATHER AND FOR A SAFER WORK ENVIRONMENT

It’s that time of year again! Being prepared for colder weather is a must for any business, but especially important for those with external docks and doors.

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September 29, 2021

CHANGING WAREHOUSE RACK LAYOUTS

Shifting consumer habits and labor shortages are forcing many companies to change how they operate and use their warehousing and manufacturing spaces.

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September 08, 2021

THE IMPORTANCE OF FORKLIFT TIRE INSPECTION, MAINTENANCE AND REPLACEMENT

This is a blog post about forklift tires, and specifically, the importance of proper tire care.

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August 25, 2021

ELT SYSTEMS GROUP FOR DEPENDABLE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

With the economy ramping up, many companies are looking to keep up by increasing warehouse space, adding new material handling equipment, or implementing automation projects, etc.

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August 11, 2021

ONGOING TRAINING KEEPS US ON TOP OF OUR GAME

Safety and continuing education are ingrained into our culture at Eastern Lift Truck Co.

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July 28, 2021

ELT SYSTEMS GROUP CONSULTATION - USE OUR EXPERTISE

The ELT Systems Group along with the experts at Eastern Lift Truck can offer you decades of experience with material handling equipment and solutions.

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July 14, 2021

TOYOTA FORKLIFT EMISSIONS FAILURE

Six weeks ago, Toyota Materials Handling stunned the industry when it shut down production of most of its internal combustion engine (I.C.E.) forklifts due to a surprising and only recently disclosed failure to obtain 2021 U.S. engine emission certification.

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June 30, 2021

LABOR SHORTAGE SOLUTIONS

Businesses around the globe are struggling to meet demand with major labor shortages.

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June 09, 2021

SELECTIVE PALLET RACKS

Selective Pallet Racks are the most popular and versatile racking for palletized goods.

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May 26, 2021

WAREHOUSE DESIGN SOLUTIONS

The ELT Systems Group Division offers full turnkey solutions when it comes to warehouse design and automation projects.

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May 12, 2021

POLARIS GEM ELECTRIC LOW-SPEED VEHICLES (LSV) & SUSTAINABILITY

Eastern Lift Truck Co.’s Commercial Vehicles Division offers a variety of environmentally friendly Polaris GEM low-speed vehicles (LSVs) that will help you meet your sustainability goals, save you money and improve the overall safety of your city or campus.

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April 28, 2021

NEW WAREHOUSE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Building out a new warehouse, whether it's a greenfield or brownfield site, requires a lot of coordination and planning.

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April 14, 2021

WAREHOUSE DOORS & LOADING DOCKS ARE A CRITICAL PART OF YOUR OPERATION!

Eastern Lift Truck Co. understands that your loading dock area is a critical part of your operation.

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March 31, 2021

AUTOMATION AND ISLANDS OF WORK

In both manufacturing, warehousing and logistics, operation teams are constantly looking on how to improve throughput and efficiency of how materials move throughout their building.

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March 10, 2021

PALLET RACK COMPONENTRY

Pallet racking has been around for many years. In the early 1900s, when forklifts were first introduced, businesses quickly realized they could gain more valuable storage space by expanding vertically (as opposed to extending their building horizontally) and place products and materials in racks.

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February 24, 2021

FORKLIFTS AND ROBOTS - ALL YOUR MATERIAL HANDLING NEEDS

When it comes to solving materials handling and storage needs, the professionals at Eastern Lift Truck Co. are up to the task.

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February 10, 2021

INTRODUCING THE NEWLY DESIGNED HYSTER AND YALE NARROW AISLE REACH TRUCKS!

The new Hyster and Yale Narrow Aisle Reach Trucks are here and our Sales team would like to introduce you to them.

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January 27, 2021

SIGNS THAT YOU MAY BE READY FOR AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS

It's a new era for warehouse and material handling automation and robotics and that means there are solutions for all different sizes and scope of operations.

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January 13, 2021

MAFI T 230e NEW ELECTRIC TERMINAL TRACTOR PRESS RELEASE

MAFI Transport-Systeme GmbH (MAFI) (Tauberbischofsheim, Germany) has announced the release of its newest product, the T 230e, an electric version of its popular diesel T 230 terminal tractor, a.k.a. yard truck. As MAFI’s distributor, Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. is excited to share this news and introduce you to the new T 230e, which will be available in Spring 2021.

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December 30, 2021

HOW ELT CAN HELP 3PLS WITH TECHNOLOGY AND EFFICIENCY

How Eastern Lift Truck can help all 3PLs with newer technologies and more powerful material handling equipment. Learn more about automation, fleet management and more.

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November 25, 2020

CONVEYOR AND SORTATION DESIGNS AND UPGRADES

Conveyor and sortation systems have been around for decades but with the passage of time the market has drastically changed, and technology has kept up with it.

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October 28, 2020

FINDING INEFFICIENCIES IN MATERIAL HANDLING

Our ELT Systems Group of experienced application engineers can design, manage and support all of your warehouse project needs.

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September 09, 2020

EASTERN LIFT TRUCK CO. IS YOUR BEST AND RELIABLE SOURCE FOR CERTIFIED USED EQUIPMENT!

Safe and reliable used equipment to match your company's needs.

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August 12, 2020

EASTERN LIFT TRUCK CO. IS NOW AN AUTHORIZED HOTSY AND FACTORY CAT DEALER!

Eastern is now an authorized dealer for Hotsy industrial pressure washers and Factory Cat, battery powered floor cleaners.

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July 27, 2020

MCCALL HANDLING CO. IS NOW EASTERN LIFT TRUCK CO., INC.

McCall Handling Co. is now Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc.

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July 08, 2020

GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO ELT SYSTEMS GROUP

ELT Systems Group can assist you with all your Warehouse Solutions. We offer a variety of product offerings. Learn more here.

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June 10, 2020

MARIOTTI: MANUFACTURER OF SMALLEST ELECTRIC SIT-DOWN RIDER CELEBRATES 100 YEARS!

Mariotti celebrates 100th year in 2020! Learn more about these compact, versatile, yet powerful forklifts!

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June 08, 2020

National Forklift Safety Day 2020 and On-Line Training from Eastern Lift Truck Co.

Tomorrow is National Forklift Safety Day. This annual event is hosted by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) and held in Washington D.C.

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May 13, 2020

Mobile Railcar Movers From Eastern Lift Truck Co.

Our Port, Rail & Intermodal (PRI) Division is an excellent source for new, used and rental mobile railcar movers, as well as related parts, service and training for all makes and models.

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March 11, 2020

Lithium-Ion batteries are 23% more efficient than lead-acid batteries

Li-ion powered forklifts are becoming more and more popular for their excellent run times and virtually no maintenance requirements.

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March 03, 2020

Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. Recognized as Yale Dealer of Excellence

Eastern Lift Truck Co. recognized with 19th consecutive Yale Dealer of Excellence Award.

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February 12, 2020

Industrial Truck Association and Forklift Classifications

The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) is headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, and is the leading organization of industrial truck manufacturers and suppliers of component parts and accessories.

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January 22, 2020

New Blog Series Ask The Manager Issue 1 Part 2

A discussion with Corporate Parts Manager Ed Henry

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January 22, 2020

Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. and Polaris Commercial Announce New Dealer Agreement

Eastern Lift Truck Co. partners with Polaris to distribute and service their full-line of commercial UTV, GEM LSV, and Taylor-Dunn material handling utility vehicles.

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January 08, 2020

New Blog Series Ask The Manager Issue 1 Part 1

A discussion with Corporate Parts Manager Ed Henry

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December 05, 2019

Eastern Lift Truck Co. Receives 8th Consecutive MHEDA MVP Award

Eastern Lift Truck Co. has received the prestigious 2020 MHEDA MVP award, marking the 8th consecutive year the company has applied for and been bestowed the award.

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September 30, 2019

EASTERN LIFT TRUCK CO.'S BERWICK PA SERVICE TECH, ED NAUROTH, CELEBRATES 40-YEAR MILESTONE

Congratulations to Ed Nauroth for his dedication in servicing our customers for 40 years.

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May 21, 2019

Eastern Lift Truck Co.'s York PA Shop Foreman, Ken Beers, Celebrates 50-Year Milestone

All but one person (York’s Shop Foreman, Ken Beers) knew there was a special reason for this particular lunch. After everyone was present, Ken was asked to come forward. As he moved to the front, his co-workers began to clap and cheer. To Ken’s surprise, this day’s gathering was to be held in his honor, in recognition of his incredible fifty years of service with the company!

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March 25, 2019

Eastern Lift Truck Co. Recognized With 18th Consecutive Yale Dealer of Excellence Award

Last week, Yale Materials Handling Corporation recognized its top performing dealers.

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March 15, 2019

Eastern Lift Truck Co. recognized by Hyster Company as a Dealer of Distinction.

Eastern Lift Truck Co. (Eastern Lift) has received the prestigious 2018 Dealer of Distinction Award from Hyster Company, in recognition of sales and service excellence.

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February 06, 2019

Eastern Lift Truck Co. Appointed Premier North American Distribution and Service Partner for MAFI Equipment

MAFI Transport-Systems GmbH (Tauberbischofsheim, Germany) has signed a dealer agreement with Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. (Maple Shade, NJ) where Eastern Lift has been appointed as the premier distribution and service partner for MAFI equipment in North America.

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January 09, 2019

Eastern Lift Truck Co. Sales Dept To Launch New Instagram Feed @EasternLiftSales

The Sales Team at Eastern Lift Truck Co. will launch a new Instagram feed @EasternLiftSales in mid-January to share images of equipment currently available for retail sale.

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October 10, 2018

Rental Equipment from Eastern Lift Truck Co.

With nearly 3,000 units available for rent throughout 16 different locations in the Mid-Atlantic, Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. has the equipment you need to get the job done.

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September 19, 2018

Eastern Lift Truck Co. Is Your Source for Rail King Mobile Railcar Movers

Contact Eastern Lift Truck Co.'S Port, Rail & Intermodal Team to learn more about Rail King Mobil Railcar Movers

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August 08, 2018

New Lincoln Park, NJ Branch Opening Soon

Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. is in the midst of preparations to open a new branch in Lincoln Park, NJ. This full-service facility will open immediately following the Labor Day holiday in September.

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April 06, 2018

Eastern Lift Truck Co. MHEDA MVP Award Recipient for 6 Consecutive Years

We are proud to have received the MHEDA MVP Award 6 years in a row.

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February 22, 2018

Eastern Lift Truck Co. Named Yale Dealer of Excellence for 17th Consecutive Year

We are proud to have received the Yale Dealer of Excellence Award 17 years in a row!

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November 02, 2017

Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc.: Branch in the Spotlight

We want to take a moment to shine a light on one of our newest branches: Piscataway, NJ.

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January 11, 2017

Cold Weather Preparedness with Eastern Lift Truck Co.

Being prepared for cold weather is a must for any business in the material handling industry.

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December 13, 2016

Eastern Lift Truck Co. Reaches 13,000 Chat Requests!

Eastern Lift is pleased so many of you find value in the chat feature. We're always working to make it easier for our customers to do business with us.

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