If you are considering renting or purchasing a new or used forklift in the Pittsburgh area, TruPar America has a large selection of new and used equipment for sale or rent, and our knowledgeable team of machinery experts will help you decide which make and model are appropriate for your needs. There are several myths about forklifts, though, that you should know the truth about prior to proceeding with your purchase or rental:
Shipping Myth: Forklifts can be picked up and delivered by UPS or FedEx Freight.
Truth: Most forklifts are much too large to be carried by these delivery services. If the forklift is small enough to fit on the palate of a LTL (Less Than Truckload) fleet like Saia or Holland Freight, then it can be transported and delivered, otherwise, specific trucks must be located and scheduled to carry forklifts to their final destination, and this can take quite some time.
Operation Myth: You can operate a forklift without specific training.Truth: According to OSHA, in order to safely and legally operate any powered industrial truck, you must complete the appropriate and required training.
Size Myth: The larger the capacity, the bigger the forklift.Truth: Often, forklifts that differ in capacity are manufactured on the same chassis, which means that a 5,000 lb. capacity lift may have nearly the same dimensions as a 3,000 lb. capacity lift. The only difference may be the height or length of the counterweight.
Year v. Hours Myth: The age of the forklift is more significant that the hours of use.
Truth: Hours and age are equally important in determining the quality and dependability of this type of equipment. Be sure that the lift you’re purchasing is thoroughly inspected by a professional who can assess its reliability and make maintenance recommendations.
If you need to rent a forklift or are ready to purchase a new or used lift in the Pittsburgh area, visit TruPar America, the number one dealer of forklifts and material handling equipment in Western PA. Check out our New Equipment, Used Equipment, or Rentals pages to see specifications on our CLARK and Hyundai inventory and to request a quote. Please contact TruPar America with any questions. We look forward to working with you!
- Posted: Apr 23, 2019