How to Choose the Right Pallet Jack

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Pallets trucks/jacks are not the most exciting topic on the planet. Regardless, any business that moves large-sized inventory knows that choosing the right equipment is very cost-effective, while choosing poorly is just very costly.

Mark Twain once referred to golf as a good walk spoiled. The phrase could just as easily be applied to using the wrong pallet jack, or walkie, as they’re often known. The right walkie can make short work for the operator moving a pallet around the dock in a distribution center or across a parking lot out in the field. Choosing the wrong machine can make that job as frustrating as a bad round of golf.

A walkie is a piece of industrial equipment that is operated by hand and is meant to transport pallets within a facility. Choosing the best one will require looking at the type of job you need it to do, and seeing which units fit. Options include a pneumatic lift unit, an electric pallet jack, or a manual pallet jack, which is sometimes called a pallet jack.

Choosing the right walkie for your operation takes careful consideration. Here are a few point to consider when deciding:
•If you will need constant use of the pallet jack, which is often the case in warehouses and shipping terminals, a non-electric pneumatic unit may be the best option.
•For pallets that are especially heavy, often 1,500 pounds (680 kilograms) or more, a manual unit may not be practical.
•The “type” of materials in your warehouse is handling and how you want to handle them should always be a crucial factor.
•For warehouses that handle a variety of pallet sizes use Multifunction Pallet Jacks such as adjustable fork width trucks or a low profile design.
•For material handling jobs that aren’t indoors, it is important to find a pallet truck that is ideal for a rough environment.
•Even if you intend to use a pallet jack as long as you can, it’s wise to choose the ones with highest warranty periods

Whether you need just a basic manual pallet jack or a full featured electric unit that can pinwheel in a trailer, Bell Fork Lift equipment is up to the task.

For More Information call us at 888-404-2575 or visit our website and request a quote at http://www.bellforklift.com

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Getting your Equipment – Michigan Frost Law Restrictions Bell Forklift

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Michigan Frost Law Restrictions for Transporting Heavy Loads

Spring is finally here and in Michigan, that means Frost Restrictions in the Industrial Equipment world. During the months of March through May of each year, these restrictions reduce loading provisions to protect our roads, by dropping the legal axle weights of vehicles by either 25% or 35% depending upon the road construction and design.

While Michigan’s weight laws apply to all vehicles, reduced loading has the biggest impact on commercial operations, due to the size and weight of the vehicles that are used. Legal limits usually remain the same, but the routine permitted limits are restricted during this time.

If you are moving or shipping heavy equipment such as forklifts and rough terrain vehicles through most Michigan regions, you must take these restrictions and the resulting added costs into consideration. You will need more axles to move these loads than you would at other times during the year, and that will always cost more.

To make sure that Michigan’s Frost Restrictions don’t slow you down, it is a good idea to consult with your local Bell Fork Lift, Inc professional during this time of year, to help you prepare for the spring time purchase, rental and delivery of all your Industrial Lift Equipment and material handling needs.

Call us today at 888-404-2575 for more information or visit us at  www.bellforklift.com

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Finding the Right Forklift Dealership:

Have you been overwhelmed by salespeople talking about the same quality for a better price; or telling you their service program offers high quality, at a fraction of their competitors cost?

Maybe it’s time for YOU to CHOOSE the best Forklift Dealer for your business.

Choosing the right forklift dealer usually require selecting the brand of forklift most desired first.

If brand is important, then this really needs to be decided upon first, because all future transactions will be handled through that dealer, such as warranty fulfillment and servicing; it is also best to consider a brand that has a dealer in the area that can offer fast response for the warranty and repairs.

How do you choose a forklift dealer?

A Dealer should be reputable and provide first-rate service. Important questions to ask before you evaluate the dealers.
•How long have they been in business?
•How many technicians do they have?
•Do they offer on-site service?
•What types of parts inventory do they keep on site?
•Is there a guaranteed response time in case of equipment break down?
•Will the dealer offer a demonstration at your location?

Most vendors bring the fork truck models chosen by you, to your location and allow you to use it for a couple of days and test. Also inquire about their service plans as most vendors provide preventive maintenance plans that cover filter and oil changes, general regular check-ups and transmission service.

Most of these questions and points are basic knowledge, but when you need a Dealership that is advanced in knowledge and customer satisfaction, the answer is Bell Fork Lift!

For more information visit http://www.bellforklift.com or call 888-404-2575 today.

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If it’s a forklift you need, Bell Fork Lift represents the finest products in the material handling industry; From Toyota to Genie;. From 3,000 lb. forklifts to 100,000 lb. capacity forklifts; from scissor lifts to telehandlers, we equip Eastern Michigan customers with the industry’s best equipment solutions

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New Forklifts Michigan Bell Forklift 888-404-2575

Durability, Dependability and Affordable. If it’s lifting equipment you need, Bell Fork Lift represents the finest products in the material handling industry. Bell Fork Lift is also the only Authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealer in Eastern Michigan.

No matter what your Equipment needs are , you will find the best quality and solution at Bell Fork Lift; From 3,000 lb. forklifts to 100,000 lb. capacity forklifts; from scissor lifts to telehandlers; we equip our customers with only the industry’s best equipment solutions such as:

Toyota

For the past 10 years, Toyota has been listed the world’s top ranking lift truck for sales, safety and reliability; not only because of their dedicated to continuous improvement, but also for raising the bar to deliver products that offer unmatched quality and durability.

The result is a broad range of superior lift trucks that range from 4-wheel electric lift trucks in 4,000- to 6,500-pound capacities, to internal combustion lift trucks in 3,000- to 51,000-pound capacities; from Pallet Jacks, to Tow Tractors; all available for purchase with one of Toyota’s many financing options.

Not sure what equipment you need? Bell Fork Lift also carries:

Aichi – which offers innovative scissor lifts with AC motor technology; available in wheeled and crawler boom lifts that accommodate all ranges of use.

Lowry – who offers heavy capacity, indoor style, propane and forklift trucks from 18,000 to 40,000 pounds.

Genie – From scissor lifts and telehandlers, to telescopic and articulating booms, you can count on Genie equipment to help improve your bottom line.

Schaeff – which offers some of the largest and most versatile lines of electric, stand-up, counter-balance forklifts available in the material handling industry.

Miretti – which features a product line of electric powered, Explosion Proof (EX) Forklifts with more than 50 standard and custom models.

Aisle-Master – which offers a versatile, Very Narrow Aisle, articulated forklift and is designed to replace a number of other forklifts, for more efficient offloading, handling and storage.

Advance Vehicles – which offers custom designed forklfts and walk behind die & mold handlers. Their models can be trusted to efficiently and safely handle your die & mold requirements.

Wiggins – With models that have lifting capacities of 8,000 lbs to 60,000 lbs, Wiggins has become a leader in the boat handling industry.

Bell Fork Lift has 7 convenient Eastern Michigan locations, along with a fleet of over five hundred, in-stock equipment units, to ensure that Bell Fork Lift is the only call you need to make to resolve any of your material handling needs.

Not sure if new equipment is right for you? Our selection of pre-owned equipment and rental units are second only to our competitive pricing and terms! Financing and lease options are available.

For more information or to arrange a test drive call Bell Fork Lift at 888-404-2575

Or visit our website at   www.bellforklift.com

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Crain’s Detroit Business Includes Bell Forklift, Inc. in the ‘Private 200′ Companies Ranking

   

 

Clinton Twp., MI., – Bell Forklift, Inc., Crain’s Detroit Business just announced that Bell Forklift, Inc., Michigan’s award winning Material handling company is now in the Top 200 Privately Held Companies by revenue in the State of Michigan!

 “I am extremely pleased to have Bell Forklift included in Crain’s Top 200 ranking,” states Wayne Bell, Bell Forklifts founder and President.   “Our company is the driving force it is today because of 40 years of talented individuals and their commitment to excellence. It’s their unparalleled dedication that enables Bell Forklift to be a part of this impressive list that includes many of Detroit’s leading organizations.”

 “The Private 200″ listing of the top privately held companies (ranked by revenue) in the Detroit area is compiled based on published sources that include Crain’s, Forbes, Dun’s Regional Business Directory and Hoover’s and is open to the largest companies in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Washtenaw counties that do not have stock traded on a public exchange.

 Soon to be celebrating its 40th anniversary, Bell Forklift delivers a wide array of Material Handling services including: New/Used Equipment, Rentals, Service solutions, Parts and 24 hour response capabilities.

   For more information, visit Bell Forklift, Inc. on the web at http://www.bellforklift.com

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Bell Forklift – Parts

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