Monday, June 3, 2024

Choosing the right pallet jack comes down to efficiency and safety

 

Which is the Right pallet truck for my business?

In today's fast-paced warehouse environment, maximizing efficiency and ensuring worker safety are huge concerns.  Choosing the right pallet jack can significantly impact both. 

Pallet trucks are the backbone of the warehouse, but with so many different models available, choosing the wrong one can have far-reaching negative results, from monetary loss to worker injuries. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.



The first step is understanding your load capacity needs.

Overloading a pallet truck can lead to breakdowns, safety hazards, and even damage to your inventory. 

Choosing a truck with too high a capacity for your typical loads can be wasteful.

Remember the people who are using the trucks every day. Many warehouse workers will spend most of their day operating these machines, so they must be efficient and easy to use. For example, choosing models with ergonomic features like padded handles, adjustable tillers, and proper fork height promotes proper posture and reduces strain, minimizing the risk of repetitive stress injuries.

Do I need a manual or electric pallet jack? The decision between manual and powered pallet jack depends on specific customer needs. A manual pallet truck might be sufficient for short distances and lighter loads. However, for long travel distances, heavier loads, or frequent use, we recommends powered options to improve efficiency.

With a knowledgeable customer service team and round-the-clock support, Generic Parts Service has become one stop shop for all your material handling needs.

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Monday, April 15, 2024

IDENTIFY YOUR PALLET JACK!

 

Let us help you identify your pallet jack.

1. Take a side view photo of your pallet jack hydraulic unit. Here is a sample:

2. Email or text (503)523-8990 a photo to our helpful customer service team. (If you text, please call us back during business hours to let us know - 800-331-0839)

One of our friendly customer service representatives will get back to you regarding your specific pallet jack model, along with a parts listing if available. Isn't that easy?!


If you have a question please give us a call (80)331-0839 or send us an email.



Friday, March 8, 2024

Time to check your battery chargers!

 

Check your batteries, battery chargers, and connectors.

Before using battery chargers, always check the AC and DC Cables, plugs, contact tips, and connectors for damage, exposed copper, and signs of excessive heat.
And to ensure the proper function of your batteries:
  • Check the cell water levels and add water as needed. 
  • Wipe down the top of the battery with a neutralizer as needed.
  • Inspect the batteries, including the cables, connectors, contact tips, cell tops, inter-cell connectors, and watering systems for signs of physical damage, excessive heat, or corrosion.   
Our vast inventory includes
Battery Connectors
 
and
Battery Chargers

Browse our selection of electric lift truck Battery Chargers and Battery Connectors by Crown, Hyster, Raymond, Toyota, Yale, and others.
Need help finding the right battery charger for your model?
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We've got over 200,000 new replacement parts for
And more!

Friday, February 2, 2024

The Best Choice Pallet Jack - ValuJack2

ValuJack2 - the best choice pallet jack



  • In stock right now - call us for a quote at 800-331-0839 
  • Cast iron pump with a galvanized finish for superior corrosion resistance and long-term reliability
  • Poly/steel steer wheels; solid nylon load wheels with options for other wheel materials. 
  • Ergonomic rubber grip handle w/3-function hand control and foot release
  • Reinforced handle base


  • Comes with a three-year limited warranty covering manufacturer's defects
  • Replacement parts are always in stock.


  • Protect your feet and order your ValueJack2 with the DuraGuard Toe Guard installed! 





     Call us at 800-331-0839 or email csinfo@genericparts.com today to order yours. 
                    Find more details and specifications on our website.

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    Thursday, January 4, 2024

    Prevent damage on your forklift - check the tire wear!

     

    How to measure tire wear 



    Watch our step-by-step tutorial on YouTube.

    Industry Standards recommends:
    Replace your tire when it reaches 2/3 to ½ of the thickness.

    How is this measured?

    This 10” tire has 3 inches of tread, in other words, 1 ½ inch on each side. So if your tire’s overall diameter measures 8 ½ to 9 inches, that indicates that the tire needs to be replaced.

    A good visual indication is when the wear on the tread reaches the lettering.

    Other indications you might find are uneven wear where the tire is wearing more on one side than the other, cracking and splitting, and flat spots.

    Replacing your tire will dramatically increase the life of your machine and minimize wear on other components.

    When ordering tires, it is best to provide make and model. On older machines, depending on the manufacturer, you may also need to provide the dimensions of the tires.

    On solid industrial tires dimensions are typically given in this order: 

    Outside Diameter (OD)  x  Width (W)  x  Inner Diameter (ID)



    Width of the Tire: Measure the width at the widest part, at the hub, because typically the tires are tapered.    

    For instructions on how to change your tire, please refer to the manufacturer’s manual.


    We offer FREE tire pressing when you buy a new drive tire or hub


    We have over 200,000 new replacement parts for 
    and more

    Order today at www.genericparts.com


    Wednesday, November 15, 2023

    Are your Forklifts and Pallet Jacks ready for the Holiday Season?

     

    Are your Forklifts and Pallet Jacks ready for the Holiday Season?

    Plan ahead: It might sound elementary, but basic planning and preparation of your physical space will ensure that warehouse efficiency is maximized for the holiday season. Having a well-organized, clean, and safe warehouse environment should be the no-brainer of any warehouse operations, but it’s even more important during the holiday season when the pace is frenzied.

    Be Proactive in making Service & Repair to Equipment

    Unexpected downtime in the warehouse could create a backup in the operation of receiving, storing, picking, packing, and shipping products. Although preventative maintenance should be conducted regularly throughout the year, it’s important to make sure that necessary equipment is properly operating before the peak of the holiday season.

    Service All Your Equipment

    Eager to prepare your warehouse for the holiday season? 

    Make sure that all of your forklifts, hand lifts, and other essential warehouse equipment are serviced and in great condition before you head into the holiday season. Also, make sure that all of your operators know how to properly check their equipment for issues.


    OSHA provides a standard forklift maintenance checklist that can prove especially useful this time of year. Creating, maintaining, and updating your own checklist can help you keep up with ongoing maintenance required to keep lifts in good working order. This isn’t a step you’ll want to skip – poorly maintained equipment can lead to accidents, injuries, and OSHA violations. By staying ahead of the service requirements, you minimize disruptions. 

    Put Safety First

    Finally, but maybe most importantly, make sure that all of your employees are properly trained in safety procedures. This includes all of your regular employees and temporary employees. Make sure they know proper equipment operation and understand the flow and traffic patterns of the warehouse. And, don’t forget to provide the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) to all employees. PPE can make the difference between a safe and productive warehouse and lost time due to injuries.

    Safetoe toe guard

    Check out our website - www.genericparts.com 

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    Wednesday, October 11, 2023

    4 Simple Safety Precautions around your Pallet Jack

    Though relatively simple machines, pallet jacks can cause serious injury and damage to goods if not used and stored safely.

    Implement these 4 points to keep everyone, and your equipment, safe:

    1. Always inspect the pallet jack before use

    Before operating a pallet jack, always look and ensure everything is in working order. You want to look for things such as loose prongs, unbalanced wheels, debris in wheels, or oil leaks. 

    You might want to ensure that your jack lifts and releases properly. If it doesn't, try to bleed it

    If your wheels are worn, or any other parts are broken or missing, make sure to call right away and get your replacement parts. We have more than 200,000 parts in stock and an order fill rate of 98%.  We ship same day if you order before 6 P.M. EST. In addition, you can watch our step-by-step videos on how to do basic repairs on your pallet jack.

    Though it may seem like a waste of time, it’s worth it to take the extra couple of minutes to make sure you don’t accidentally drop your pallet due to a faulty pallet jack.

    2. Make sure your path is clear

    The second step is to make sure that the route you will be taking to the pallet, and then with the pallet, is clear of obstacles and reasonably clean. Look for stray construction materials and electric cords, and take note of the ground surface. If the ground is too rough, find another route.


    3. Keep Machine Access Restricted

    You will want to make sure that only authorized personnel are able to operate. You could keep access restricted with a security code needed to use the machine, or with something as simple as a sign-in and sign-out sheet which will allow you to keep track of who is using each one. This might also prompt a check to make sure to leave the jack in good condition after using it.

    4. Store Pallet Jacks in a Secure Area

    This is especially important if you are working on a site that non-workers can easily access. Make sure that the pallet jacks are kept in an area that is not easily accessible by customers or civilians, and that the machines are kept out of the way so other workers can easily move around the site.

    Did you know we also sell toe guards for some pallet models?



    Check out our website - www.genericparts.com 

    Call us at 800- 331-0839

    Email us at csinfo@genericparts.com 


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