RICO Manufacturing has been designing and manufacturing specialized lift trucks since 1984. Some of the company’s earliest customers included the U.S. Army and Navy. Over the years, RICO has become highly regarded for its design excellence and as a leader in the manufacture of explosion-proof, aka EX-rated, lift trucks.
RICO proudly handles 98% of its work in-house, in Medina, Ohio, and touts a variety of products with easy maintenance access and outstanding parts and service support. Industries that utilize RICO forklifts include steel and metal stamping, manufacturing, chemicals and coatings, aerospace, military, food and agriculture, and energy.
All RICO EX-rated lift trucks are built to UL583 specifications and are approved by a National Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). The RICO EX series includes reach and straddle stackers, walk-behind and sit-down counterbalanced trucks, as well as platform trucks and tow tractors. Need a reminder on the differences between EX-rated and EE-rated? Check out RICO’s “EX University” or our UL Ratings blog post.
The RICO Quick Die and Mold Handling Series of trucks feature an individually- or tandem-controlled push/pull mechanism that pairs with a QDS “V” docking system to increase the efficiency and precision of aligning the die with the press or storage station. Clear-view masts and a fiber-optic camera system improve operator visibility, while a tight-turning-radius design increases maneuverability.
Sales and Services with RICO
Eastern Lift Truck Co. understands the importance of keeping materials handling equipment functional – especially specialty units such as RICO products. That’s why we offer full parts and service support. Use the form to the right to request assistance from an Eastern Lift Truck Co. Representative. We are here to support your specialty vehicle needs.