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Hi, I'm Charles Green, and this is my site. Forklifts are my life and where I spend most of my time during the day. I either am working directly on a forklift of repairing them. And so I figured, if I'm spending so much time on one, why not create a web site about them. And here we are. I hope to provide you with some interesting articles and good photos. And if you are so inclined, please leave a comment or post a question. I love feedback. I'll try to make this an interesting and informative site. Thanks and enjoy.

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3 Key Points to Remember Before Buying a Used Forklift

With businesses struggling to keep control of their expenses as a result of surging fuel prices and the economic recession, many have turned to the option of buying used forklifts instead of purchasing a new and expensive one. Brand new forklifts are quite expensive and if your usage is limited to a couple hours or less a day, it may be more practical and economical to buy a used second hand forklift.

Before getting in touch with a dealer or company to find out about used forklifts that are for sale, it is important to understand that one must specify what model and type they’re looking for. One must choose a dependable make while comparing different forklifts, particularly when the business relies heavily on one to carry out daily operations.

One must keep in mind the following points when buying a used forklift:

1) Specify what type of forklift you’re looking for:

There are a wide variety of forklifts available based on size, brand and purpose. Do not forget to mention how heavy and what size are your typical loads and how much weight will the forklift be used to lift. One must also specify how high they need a forklift to lift a load. It is recommended to purchase a forklift that can handle the heaviest load and can be used at maximum height.

2) Forklift Attachments, Features, Comfort, and Safety:

Once decided which model/make/type of forklift you’re looking for, one must consider other factors such as comfort, ergonomics attachments, safety features and extras.

3)Visit the Seller and Compare Forklifts:

One must ask the seller for all the information that they need to come to a conclusion such as how many hours the lift has been used. The hours of operation carry more weight than the year the forklift was manufactured. Glance through maintenance records to check if any parts have been replaced during service and whether or not the forklift has been maintained and serviced regularly. Also, inquire about the equipment’s warranty and if it’s nearing its end, one may be able to extend the warranty by paying a small fee.

Remember, one must finalize the purchase only when they are satisfied that they have found a suitable used forklift in good operating condition.

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Things to Keep in Mind Before Purchasing a Used Hyster Forklift.

Hyster is a manufacturing company that specializes in forklifts along with other material handling equipment. The Hyster brand is one of the most popular names in the manufacturing industry for a number of reasons including their quality of service that they offer their customers and the fact that they are detail oriented is what makes them stand out from the rest. If one’s looking for a second hand purchase of a forklift, a used Hyster forklift would be a great choice. These can be purchased directly from the dealer, even though some might prefer buying it online. One must take into consideration a few precautions in order to ensure that the Hyster product lives up to its name.

The first and most important thing that needs to be done before buying a used Hyster forklift is to get the product examined by a mechanic for problems. The examination should be detailed and thorough and should not only include the carriage of the lift-truck, but also the mast. The equipment should be rust free and should be able to run smoothly, the product must also be looked-over for any visible dents which could imply rough use that could hint at any internal damage that may have been caused.

After the examination of the forklift and a go-ahead from the professional about the state and condition of the product, one must start thinking about other factors. The price and size of the forklift are the most important factors one should consider. Even though one may have found a great deal on a forklift, one needs to make sure that the truck is capable of carrying the load or weight that they need it to lift. Therefore, think twice before choosing the lowest price on material handling equipment

Lastly, one must take test-drive of the piece of equipment and make sure they’re comfortable with the product and ensure if everything is working properly. The secret behind a successful lift-truck purchase is to find one that can move in the smallest and narrowest of spaces and get the job done without too much effort on the driver’s part.