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In 1912, Otto Rohwedder invented the first bread-slicing machine. Why are we bringing up this very random fact? Well, the first forklift came up in 1906 when the Pennsylvania Railroad introduced battery powered platform trucks to move luggage! The forklift is almost 110 years old, let’s take a look at its long and fruitful life.
The battery is one of the most important parts of a forklift. Its weight (up to 3,000 pounds!), its cost and its function makes it a vital component of your vehicle. It is essential to understand when it is time to call a technician before the battery gets damaged beyond repair but also when it is the moment to get a new one
YOU! Or anyone who wants or needs to drive a forklift. Since you clicked this link and are still reading, we can assume you have some interest. Our best advice is to go for it! If you already have a prospective job or you’ve already been hired, you definitely need the license as soon as possible. If you want to work in the industry later, already being certified is a great bullet point on your resume.
Safety and certification are super important, but today we’re taking a more relaxed look at the forklift industry. We got together 7 great forklift fun facts about rodeos, theft, power, and more. Why not take a break from the usual heavy lifting and read on to learn about the more interesting aspects of our favorite industry.