MH Equipment Blog


  • Keeping Up With The Demands of an Active Container Business

    Challenge: Southeastern Intermodal Industries needed reliable and productive materials handling equipment that could keep up with the demands of their busy container business.

    Solution: Southeastern Intermodal Industries turned to Hyster Company and their full line of products to handle the company’s numerous materials handling needs. The company’s most recent purchase, the Hyster® H450HD-EC empty container handler, features superior ergonomic design of the cab and controls.

    Impact: Due to the increased productivity from the lift truck’s durable construction and ergonomic design, along with outstanding service from their dealer, Briggs Industrial Equipment, Southeastern Intermodal Industries has experienced decreased downtime—benefiting the company’s bottom line and making them a loyal customer of Hyster and Briggs.  Click Here to read the full Case Study

     

    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

  • The HON Company

    Due to HON’s relationship with MH Equipment, Central Region Warehouse’s lift truck uptime has increased by nearly 50 percent. In addition, the Central Region Warehouse’s Fortis lift truck fleet has shown a 50 percent reduction in cost per runtime hour.

  • The Great Day Team takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with a little help from MH Equipment

    The Great Day on KCWI 23 Team takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with a little help from MH Equipment in Des Moines! Their bucket is bigger than yours!!!

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    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 MH Equipment a please provide your information HERE and one of our Equipment Specialists will contact you.

    *Yale Equipment sold in limited territories

  • CONTECH Construction Products, Inc.

    "MH Equipment worked closely with our company from the very beginning of the process in order to fully understand our lift truck attachment requirements." says Tom Spaeth, resource manager, CONTECH.

  • Healthy Strides, for Employee Health

    At MH Equipment we believe that People Matter and that good health is essential to a happy life.  That’s why on July 14th we introduced our new MH Wellness walking program, Healthy Strides, and invited all employees and their families to participate in our seven week walking program.  Everyone who registered for the program received a free pedometer, a walking log and has the opportunity to earn a Frogg Toggs® Chilly Sport Cooling Towel after walking 75 miles and a Healthy Strides t-shirt after walking 125 miles.

    Recently, we sat down with Brenda Hanshaw, Corporate Training Administrator, to learn the secrets of her success and celebrate her accomplishment of walking 75 miles during the first two weeks of our walking program.

    Congratulations, Healthy Striders!

    At the end of the second week of our Healthy Strides walking program, we already have 45 participants who have reached the 75 mile goal and many others who are very close! Great job, everyone! All participants who walk 75 miles will receive a FroggTogg’s evaporative cooling towel (the red towel Brenda is wearing around her neck in the picture below) to help keep you cool as you walk towards the 125 mile goal and a Healthy Strides t-shirt.

    Brenda Hanshaw, Training Administrator in our Corporate office, is one of the participants who reached the 75 mile goal last week. To learn from her success, we sat down with her to hear her view of the program and how she is logging her miles.

    Congratulations on walking 75 miles during the first two weeks of Healthy Strides! Can you share with us how you accomplished that in just two weeks?

    I get up early because it is the best part of the day and try to walk two miles in the morning and then one mile at lunch. I have always been an active person but it was a long, hard winter and I couldn’t get out and walk much. I have two grandchildren, ages 3 ½ and 1 ½, so my motivation is to get in shape so that I can keep up with them!

    Are you walking solo or is this a family affair?

    I am doing the program on my own; however, I have a rather large dog (a 110 pound Doberman!) that keeps me company on my walks.

    Before Healthy Strides, how would you rate your level of physical activity?

    Not as active as I would have liked to be. I always enjoy contests and a challenge, so this program has been good.

    How would you rate your level of physical activity now that we are walking into our third week of the program? Is the Healthy Strides program motivating you to walk more?

    It is! My activity has been more consistent since I started the program. I walk almost every morning and at lunch.

    Are you using the tracking log to chart your progress during the week?

    I am not. I just let the pedometer do the tracking.

    Have you had any days where you just didn’t feel like walking? How did you overcome the negative self-talk and motivate yourself?

    Of course there were days when I didn’t feel like walking, but I would remember my goal of getting in shape and being in good health so I can keep up with the grandbabies. And, being somewhat competitive, the Healthy Strides program kept me going because I knew I would have to report my miles. It is good that the program holds me accountable.

    Why do you think exercise is important?

    To be in good health and do what I can to prevent disease such as heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure.

    As we close, do you have any walking tips or ideas to increase our mileage you can share with us?

    I would recommend going for a walk at lunch. Use half your time for walking and half your time for lunch. It is a great way to relieve stress and get up and move after sitting at a desk all morning!

    Congratulations again on reaching the 75 mile goal, Brenda!

    For more information about MH Equipment’s Healthy Choices initiative, contact us at (888) 564-2191 or by email at info@mhequipment.com!

  • Testimonial from Rick Meredith

    To whom it may concern,

    I am writing this letter of reference on behalf of MH Equipment and Dan Brown, our account representative.

    Our company, Premier Direct Marketing, has a production and warehousing facility in Louisville, KY. We currently occupy a 32,000 sq. ft. building.

    We have been in business in Louisville since the mid 1940's. We feel we have a vast knowledge of our industry but we rely on our business partners to guide us in areas that we are not experts.

    One area that we must use outside help is our fork lifts and material handling equipment. Being in business as long as we have has given us experience over the years working with various Louisville companies for sales and service of this type of equipment.

    I am very pleased to say that we feel we have found a partner that we can rely on and trust in MH Equipment.

    For more than a year now we have used their services for our PM's, repairs, and purchases of this type of equipment. We feel they have been very qualified, prompt, and honest in helping us keep our material handling equipment in operation. Also we have recently purchased a forklift from them.

    I would also like to mention that even though Dan is our sales representative and our key contact at MH we have gotten consistently good service from others we have spoken to in this organization.

    I am very comfortable recommending this companies services. Thank you.

    Best Regards,
    Rick Meredith
    Premier Direct Marketing
    General Manager

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  • Equipment Feature | 2010 Hyster J30XNT

    Please Reference Unit #000030669 when inquiring. 

    If you are interested in more information about this piece of equipment or other new and used equipment offered by MH Equipment and MH JCB, please provide your information HERE and one of our Equipment Specialists will contact you.

  • Testimonial from Paul Lortz

    "I would just like to thank you for the prompt service getting here to do our yearly inspection on our forklift. I would also like you to know that your employee Jesse was extremely courteous and professional. You should be proud to have such a fine individual working for you."

    ~ Paul Lortz, North American Corn Breeding

  • Equipment Feature | 2006 Hyster H50FT

     2 Available!  Reference Unit #55011JDR or 55012JDR when inquiring. 

    If you are interested in more information about this piece of equipment or other new and used equipment offered by MH Equipment and MH JCB, please provide your information HERE and one of our Equipment Specialists will contact you.

  • Equipment Feature | 2006 Hyster H50FT

     Reference Unit #55018JFR when inquiring. 

    If you are interested in more information about this piece of equipment or other new and used equipment offered by MH Equipment and MH JCB, please provide your information HERE and one of our Equipment Specialists will contact you.

  • Equipment Feature | 2007 Hyster H50FT

     Reference Unit #H05011056 when inquiring.

    If you are interested in more information about this piece of equipment or other new and used equipment offered by MH Equipment and MH JCB, please provide your information HERE and one of our Equipment Specialists will contact you.

  • Equipment Feature | 2004 Rail King SS4850

     Please reference Unit #TR0028680 when inquiring.

  • Testimonial from Brian Wright

    "Our MH Aftermarket Representative changed our whole perception of what should be expected from a material handling company. He went out of his way to fix our used lift truck while maintaining a humble and friendly demeanor. Because of this experience, we'll be a lifelong MH Equipment customer."

     

    ~ Brian Wright, Ruckels Farm Supply

  • Iowa Division Recognized as Hyster Dealer of Distinction

    Hyster Company announced its 2013 Dealer of Distinction award recipients and for a third year in a row, the Iowa Division of MH Equipment was one of 12 top performing Hyster® dealers selected.

    In the past 10 years, MH Equipment Iowa division has won this distinction 7 times. To receive the award, dealers must meet defined business practices and performance standards, including superior customer satisfaction, dealer performance, general management, truck sales, short-term rental, training, aftermarket sales and parts and service operations.

    “Hyster customers expect more than just tough and intelligent lift trucks,” said Chuck Pascarelli, president of sales and marketing at Hyster Company. “Our dealers are the strong partners that help our lift trucks deliver critical lower total cost of ownership and leading productivity in harsh environments. This year’s dealer award winners showcase that commitment to our customers, and these awards recognize their efforts and successes.”

    Hyster will honor these top-performing dealers at an awards celebration in Sea Island, Ga. on April 19. This will be the 19th year that the Hyster Dealer of Distinction Program has recognized its highest achievers.

    Thank you to everyone in the Iowa division for your hard work and dedication to excellence!