MH Equipment Blog


  • How to Maintain Your Forklift Accessories and Parts

    A forklift’s accessories, parts, and components are in a constant state of motion. This motion creates a “wear and tear” effect on forklifts which hinders peak performance. Some of the parts that can be effected include batteries, attachments, chargers, and clamps. Companies know that a truck with increased downtime is a detriment to not only their productivity but their company as a whole. Proper maintenance is the proper way to deal with these effects of wear and tear.

    BENEFITS OF REGULAR MAINTENANCE ON FORKLIFTS CAN LEAD TO:

    • Maintaining a higher resale value.
    • Improving performance for the truck’s components, accessories, and attachments.
    • Cost reductions by finding smaller problems which could potentially lead to bigger problems in the future.
    • A safer working environment for the truck operators and for the entire facility as a whole.
    • More up-time for the truck, which reduces the cost over time.


    NEGLIGENCE OF PROPER MAINTENANCE ON FORKLIFTS CAN LEAD TO:

    • More expense in the long run due to components, accessories, and attachments needing to be replaced at a more frequent rate.
    • An unsafe work environment.
    • Increased downtime the truck will have to operate, reducing its longevity.
    • Reduced performance for the truck.
    • Decreased productivity.
    • Forklifts running poorly.
    • Increased emissions.


    MH Equipment has been helping business for over 60 years. You can count on us to design a service plan featuring Periodic Maintenance (PM) that suits your companies needs. Our trusted technicians are outfitted with everything needed to complete lift truck maintenance at one of our 27 locations or we can even come to you!

    Maintenance will, without a doubt, help improve the overall experience of renting or buying a forklift. There are a variety of services available to select when thinking about a maintenance contract. Depending on your situation, each option will be tailored to meet the specific requirements to successfully keep everything flowing smoothly.

    MH Equipment is happy to provide an excellent maintenance service to our customers. Contact us today to help improve the performance of your forklift’s accessories and parts!

    Also, you can visit one of the links below for more information and contact information.

    https://www.mhequipment.com/service/maintenance-service

    https://www.mhequipment.com/solutions/fleet-management/

  • Increase Productivity and Fuel Economy with New Industrial Engines Featuring Hyster® Variable Power Technology™

    Hyster Company has launched a new line of industrial engines designed to increase productivity and fuel economy for its 3,000 – 7,000 lb. Class IV and V product lines. The new engines from Power Solutions International (PSI) feature Hyster® Variable Power Technology™ and offer a more powerful and efficient solution for demanding applications.

    The Hyster® S30-40FTS cushion tire trucks and H30-40FTS pneumatic tire trucks include the new PSI 2.0L LP engine. Higher capacity models including the Hyster® S40-70FT and S50CT cushion tire trucks and H40- 70FT and H50CT pneumatic tire trucks contain the new PSI 2.4L LP or dual fuel engine. The optional dual fuel engine provides flexibility to run on LP or gas, an ideal feature for rental applications.

    An advanced feature that comes standard with the new PSI industrial engines includes Hyster Variable Power Technology. This technology provides adjustable performance modes that allow customers to maximize productivity or fuel economy to fit their specific application requirements. Hyster Variable Power Technology offers the ability to achieve a balance of enhanced performance and superior fuel economy or to maximize productivity during peak business periods when moving more loads is integral to the success of the operation.

    To realize greater fuel efficiency and improve emissions, the PSI engines also utilize the latest E-controls fuel system with an electronically controlled regulator. Hyster® trucks powered by the new PSI engines see increased maximum travel and hoist speeds, with or without a load, and increased horsepower – up to 10 percent over the previous engine.

    “Our engine development and testing program is industry leading,” said Bill Pfleger, Vice President, Counterbalanced Solutions, Hyster Company. “We focus on developing engines that are designed to maximize the productivity and performance of the lift truck series they will power. The new PSI engines have exceeded expectations and will deliver great value to our customers.”

    During development, the new industrial engines endured over 30,000 hours of rigorous testing, confirming engine component durability and performance dependability. This toughness is reflected in the extended service intervals and elimination of previous maintenance requirements – helping customers incur less downtime and increase operational productivity.

    About Hyster Company

    Based in Greenville, N.C., Hyster Company (www.hyster.com) is a leading world-wide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with the widest capacity range in the industry — from 2,000 to 105,000 lbs. Supported by one of the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer networks, Hyster Company builds tough, durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and advanced ergonomic features; accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.

    Hyster Company is part of NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG), a wholly owned subsidiary of HysterYale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and its subsidiaries employ approximately 5,200 people world-wide.

    About MH Equipment

    MH Equipment carries a full line of new Hyster and Yale equipment*, pre-owned equipment and a large selection of allied equipment including: personnel carriers, aerial lifts, compact forklifts, truck mounted fork lifts, bailers, compactors, waste management equipment, sweepers/scrubbers, and railcar movers. Additionally, MH Equipment offers industrial equipment, parts & service, fleet services, rental, and operator & technical training to keep your lift truck up and running in a safe manner. We also have a national fleet service group with a very unique software platform that provides better and more meaningful data than any other program in the industry.

    If you are interested in more information about MH Equipment please provide your information HERE and one of our Equipment Specialists will contact you.

    *Yale Equipment sold in limited territories