Forklifts & Warehouse Equipment in St Louis

Forklift Maintenance Best Practices and Tipsand

  • There’s no doubt that warehouse management strategies come in all shapes and sizes, but one thing that’s universal is a comprehensive approach to equipment maintenance -- and that’s non-negotiable. Of all the equipment used in a manufacturing facility or warehouse on a daily basis, the forklift is probably the one that is depended on the most to keep things flowing and moving efficiently and safely. Think about this: What would happen to your supply chain if suddenly your warehouse forklifts…

    5 Ways to Prevent A Forklift from Overturning

  • The forklift was invented in 1906 to help the Pennsylvania Railroad handle baggage. Much has changed in the years since, with forklifts becoming more powerful, more capable, and more common. Even though the technology has evolved over the years, the law of gravity remains the same — and with it, forklift injuries and deaths are still all too common. OSHA statistics cite nearly 35,000 serious and 61,000 non-serious injuries per year and an average of 82 deaths due to forklifts,…
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    How to Prevent Expensive Forklift Repairs

  • A new forklift doesn’t come cheap, with costs often running well into six digits. However, that isn’t the only cost for forklift owners. Repairs cost money — both parts and labor — but even that misses a significant part of the equation. Every minute of downtime your equipment experiences is costing you money too. A recent survey from the Rand Group indicated that an hour of downtime can cost an organization up to $100,000. If that number seems high, ask…

    Knowing When to Conduct Forklift Maintenance

  • The key to getting the most out of your forklift and maximizing its lifespan is to keep up with regular preventative maintenance. Remember when you bought your first car and a stern older relative informed you that keeping up with your oil changes and tire rotations would save you money and help you avoid costly repairs? The same is true for the forklifts in your warehouse. Unfortunately, there’s much less common wisdom—i.e. “Change your oil every 3,000 miles”—for forklifts than…

    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…