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Operation Forklift Safety

Operation Forklift Safety

Forklift safety can seem foolproof, but without the proper safety training operating a lift truck can become hazardous or deadly in an instant. There are a number of factors the play into maintaining the safest environment for operating a forklift.

One of the most common hazards associated with lift trucks is pedestrian safety, which means ensuring that lift truck operators are aware of surrounding warehouse employees on foot and vice versa. 

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Pneumatic vs Cushion Forklift Tires

Pneumatic vs Cushion Forklift Tires

Which One is Right for You?

You know the importance of choosing the right forklift for your application. You wouldn’t buy an indoor, light capacity truck for a job that required extremely heavy lifting and was outside in rough terrain. Just as important as the actual forklift are the tires that come with it. Most people are familiar with Pneumatic and Cushion tires, but what is it about these different tires that make them more suitable for one job over another?

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Common Causes of Forklift Accidents & the Importance of Safety Training

OSHA is the government agency that is in charge of monitory safety in the workplace. It has been calculated by OSHA that there is are 85 fatal accidents every year, roughly every 3 – 4 days. Injuries are even higher. Serious injuries are estimated to be 34,900 per year and non-serious total around 61,800 per year. The numbers are startling. Prevention is simple with proper forklift training. 42% of fatality’s happen due to tip overs. Preventing this includes properly teaching the operators how to gauge a load and what not to do when unsure. It’s important to see and understand common accidents and how they can be detrimental.

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Three Tips For Warehouses To Beat The Heat This Summer

Three Tips For Warehouses To Beat The  Heat This Summer

We’re not talking basketball here- we are talking temperatures. Texas summer temperatures have been known to be brutal to say the least.  Heat stress can affect productivity and overall health of employees and equipment. There are many measures businesses can take to help offset the heat that personnel and machinery endure when temperatures begin to rise. Here are three tips to help manage the heat and improve the working environment.  

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Invest Right The First Time

Invest Right The First Time

Walk or ride, sweep or scrub, no matter the application, Shoppa’s has the industrial floor-care solution that is perfect for your company’s needs.

When it comes to purchasing industrial floor-care equipment, many companies shop based on price rather than taking into consideration the equipment’s Return on Investment (ROI), which can be exponentially higher than any upfront costs.

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National Forklift Safety Day Encourages Training and Responsibility

National Forklift Safety Day Encourages Training and Responsibility

In an effort to reduce the hazards associated with forklifts, the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) is sponsoring the first annual National Forklift Safety Day today, June 10th, in Washington DC.

The event will bring together manufacturers, customers, policymakers and the Administration, providing an opportunity for the industry to educate and inform all parties of best practices to ensure the safest work environments in the future.

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Pre-owned Pick: 2009 Toyota 7FBEU15

Pre-owned Pick: 2009 Toyota 7FBEU15

At Shoppa’s we deliver the highest quality of pre-owned forklifts and material handling equipment with a wide selection to choose from.

This month we are featuring the 2009 Toyota 7FBEU15. At 3,000 lbs. and with a lift height of 15.75’, Shoppa’s has four 7FBEU15’s in stock at $299.00 a month.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your personal fleet of equipment!

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Shoppa's and E-Z-GO Make Financing EZ!

Shoppa's and E-Z-GO Make Financing EZ!

Meeting customers’ expectations has always been our goal - and financing is no exception. Financing at Shoppa’s Golf Cars can be as easy as finding your golf car from Shoppa’s. We have the in-stock inventory to get you the golf car of your dreams or the ability to customize any golf car to meet your personal style and needs. So once you are ready to buy, we help make it convenient and easy to buy. 

Like everything at Shoppa’s Golf Cars, our financing process is designed to be easy and transparent. Through E-Z-GO, we are able to offer our customers affordable solutions with some of the most competitive terms in the industry. Shoppa’s offers two third-party companies, Sheffield and the Yard Card, as options to meet your financing needs. All you have to do is pick the plan that works best for you. The process is fast and EZ! 

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Flux Power Advanced Lithium Battery Changing the Game?

Flux Power Advanced Lithium Battery Changing the Game?

Flux Power is widely known for creating state of the art energy storage and batteries. By introducing Lithium Ion storage cell technology combined with the battery management system, engineering and product design; Flux Power delivers products that outlast, outperform and cost less than the lead-acid that most batteries are currently powered by. The goal is to maximize productivity and longevity by spending less time charging and more time moving product. The battery is also environmentally friendly. Many companies are considering this as a perk because not only is in safe for the environment but typically it means reduced cost over time.

Flux Lift Pack and Lead-Acid carry many significant differences and a few stand out as something that can significantly lower cost and prevent downtime.

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Shoppa’s Represents Toyota’s New 8-Series Electric Stand-Up Rider Forklift

Shoppa’s Represents Toyota’s New 8-Series Electric Stand-Up Rider Forklift

Toyota Material Handling USA, Inc. recently launched its new 8-Series Electric Stand-Up Rider forklift. This ergonomic yet durable forklift has 3,000 to 4,000 lifting capacities and the newest technologies to get the job done fast. Designed with operator safety and efficiency in mind, this forklift comes with a spacious operator compartment with back and arm rests and a 7/8” floor mat to reduce standing and shock stress. Its other features make this forklift ideal for use in general warehouse and storage operations.

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