EASTERN LIFT TRUCK CO., INC. BLOG

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Blog posts intended for informational purposes only. Eastern Lift Truck Co. is not responsible for any errors or omissions, nor should these truncated posts be considered complete or definitive commentaries. Individual user applications vary widely. There is no "one-size-fits-all" solution. Always consult your current sales/service provider (we hope it's us!) for a comprehensive review, prior to making any selections or changes to your operation.

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May 09, 2022

MATERIALS HANDLING & STORAGE GLOSSARY: REVERSE STEERING

Traditional forklifts are set up with forward steering, based on the operator primarily travelling forks first, with the load out front.

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January 12, 2022

LIFT TRUCK INDUSTRIAL BATTERY MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE DURING EXTENDED DOWNTIME

Proper industrial battery maintenance is critical to keep electric lift trucks running at optimum performance levels.

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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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November 27, 2019

FORKLIFT CAB COVER AND ENCLOSURE OPTIONS

Are You Ready for Winter? Wet and Cold Weather is Upon Us...We Can Help Protect You!

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November 13, 2019

UL Ratings and Industrial Lift Truck Classifications

Find Out If Your Equipment Is UL Approved Within Your Facility

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September 11, 2019

WE HAVE THE FORKLIFT POWER SOLUTIONS TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS!

Not All Power Is The Same...

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August 14, 2019

Safety Procedures for Fork Extensions (Handling long, light loads)

Fork Extensions increase the versatility and load bearing power of equipment.

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July 10, 2019

Extend Your Industrial Battery Life with Single Point Watering Systems

By using Single Point Watering Systems on your industrial batteries you are...

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June 11, 2019

National Forklift Safety Day 2019

Today is National Forklift Safety Day, a day designed to remind and encourage anyone who works on or around forklifts to utilize on-going training and safety initiatives to keep operators and pedestrians safe.

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May 01, 2019

Proud To Provide Powered Industrial Truck Training to Dept of Veterans Affairs

Eastern Lift Truck Co., Inc. was honored to provide Powered Industrial Truck Training to members of the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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June 12, 2018

National Forklift Safety Day 2018

The Industrial Truck Association’s National Forklift Safety Day, recognized in June of every year, is a reminder to our industry to take safety and safety initiatives seriously, not only in June, but also year-round.

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June 10, 2017

National Forklift Safety Day 2017

There are many ways to improve safety at your workplace. Let Eastern Lift Truck Co. help you improve your safety and OSHA compliance.

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February 08, 2017

Increasing Pedestrian, Operator, and Equipment Safety with Aftermarket Parts from Eastern Lift Truck Co.

Eastern Lift Truck has many different aftermarket parts that will help forklift operators increase their safety. See our top five list below.

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November 09, 2016

Carbon Monoxide Emissions Testing & Inspections

Without proper air circulation, the exhaust from a single lift truck can sicken or even kill your employees.

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October 07, 2016

Top 10 Reasons Why Forklift Training and Certification are Necessary

Here are 10 reasons to schedule a forklift training and certification course today.

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