Forklifts & Warehouse Equipment in St Louis

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Forklift Tires

  • Tires are a crucial component of any vehicle that drives, but they play a special role in forklifts. That’s because, unlike other vehicles, forklifts don’t have a suspension system. In your car, the suspension system absorbs the bulk of the impacts and irregularities from the road, as well as the weight of whatever you’re carrying, protecting both you and your vehicle. The difference between a smooth ride and a jarring one is the quality of your suspension. But when it…
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    Properly Balancing a Forklift Load

  • Properly Balancing a Forklift Load While a forklift is an indispensable piece of warehouse equipment, it can be helpful to think of it as akin to a seesaw, at least when you’re thinking about how it can be affected by different loads. But unlike a seesaw, you’re looking to keep your end of the forklift firmly planted. Suddenly launching upward in your seat is a far more unnerving experience behind the wheel of a forklift than it ever was on the playground.…

    Top 3 Common Forklift Repair Needs

  • Forklifts are an essential part of a well-functioning warehouse. When you’ve got a forklift down, productivity goes down with it. When outages go on too long, you feel it in your bottom line. Here at Benco Industrial Equipment, not only do we pride ourselves on doing forklift repair well, we also pride ourselves on doing it quickly. We’re here to be a trusted partner to warehouses in and around St. Charles, Missouri. Not only do we provide forklift repair services,…

    Hyundai Forklift Heads to Saint Louis

  • Benco Industrial Equipment Adds the Hyundai Brand to its Lineup Saint Charles, MO – Benco Industrial Equipment, a successful material handling dealership in St. Charles, Missouri, recently added Hyundai Forklifts to its offerings, providing forklift buyers throughout the greater Saint Louis area first-hand access to the highly sought-after brand. The company, known locally as a leader within the industry, prides itself on its exceptional service, fair prices, and great work; and now with the addition of the Hyundai brand, Benco…

    When to Purchase a New Forklift

  • When to Purchase a New Forklift Thinking of purchasing a new forklift? Benco Industrial Equipment, a well-established, certified Hyundai forklift dealer serving Jefferson County and St. Louis, draws upon its decades of collective experience to offer some helpful advice: “It’s not the age, it’s the mileage” Indiana Jones fans may recognize this quote from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and it exemplifies the biggest consideration when thinking of buying a new forklift: how much mileage is on it? For our purposes though, we’ll…

    Forklift Power: Pros and Cons of Electric and LPG

  • If you're thinking about investing in a forklift or fleet for your warehouse, it's important to weigh up the pros and cons of both electric and LPG alternatives before making your decision. To simplify this for you, we've outlined these below: Pros and Cons of Electric Forklifts There are a number of pros from using electric forklifts as a load-bearing solution for your warehouse materials. Because electric forklifts are powered by heavy lead-acid batteries, these are often used indoors, as…
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    Buying or Renting a Used Forklift: A Guide

  • When you think about the equipment that you rely on the most in your warehouse business, there is no question that the forklift will be one of the first things that come to mind. The fact is, the forklifts within your facility are one of the most basic pieces of equipment, but operating without them would prove to be a major challenge. Whether you are short on forklifts and need more or you have some that need to be replaced,…

    10 Important Forklift Safety Rules

  • Warehouse men and women should approach operating forklifts with a high degree of caution and respect. There are nearly 35,000 forklift-related injuries and 85 fatalities each year, according to OSHA. At Benco Industrial Equipment, we believe that worker safety is job one and as a forklift dealer we strongly advise considering these 10 rules. Qualified Operators Only Forklifts are a terrific piece of machinery to operate and many warehouse workers would like the job. They also seem reasonably simply to the…

    3 Signs Your Forklift Needs Tires, Blades or Total Refurbishment

  • Forklifts are like cars in many ways. They’re both powerful four-wheelers that require regular service and maintenance. Forklifts, like cars, also wear down over time and need to be refurbished to extend their lifespan and make them safer. The trick for owners may be knowing when to take on necessary repairs and when it makes sense to completely refurbish your forklift. At Benco Industrial Equipment, our professionals are available to conduct forklift repair and discuss your refurbishment options. Tires The average set…