There is no secret that the current economy is one that will swing one day, and heading it lower to next. This type of environment requires a warehouse that uses the right tools to promote good productivity, excellent safety, and an overall high level of cost savings.
When it comes to ensuring all three things at once, there is perhaps no better set of tools than the proper lifting and moving equipment on the job. All too often, warehouses attempt to cut corners by leaving the proper equipment behind, figuring that a more basic or general set of tools can do the job just fine.
Proper lifting machines are equipped with most contemporary technology with high working capacity and mostly come with power of locomotion. Such devices are either portable or easy to transport and are enabled with motility so that they can be transported promptly and in a hassle free manner at any place.
Get Off the Ground: Moving Beyond the Standard Pallet Truck
Proper Lifting equipment can easily be used everywhere and in any kind of environment. These can be used efficiently inside the indoor environment of a warehouse or at a more outwardly exposed environment. Every warehouse environment has a veritable army of pallet trucks, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
What definitely is a bad thing that when these pallet trucks are charged with being the sole way to transport goods and skids around a warehouse all day long. That’s pretty limiting and it sometimes leads to worker injuries in some cases. These pallet trucks are incredibly useful, but they’re not the only way to get the job done.
One of the best and most innovative ways to supplement these pallet trucks is to get a lift that can well lift a pallet. There are a number of great options but perhaps none as useful as the Ergo Lift offered by Douglas Equipment. The job of lifting a heavy load requires a lot of physical manpower which involves a lot of continuous expense. But lifting equipment is highly cost effective as they can replace all the manual work. Usually these machines come with a sturdy built and once put to use can serve you for several years. It does not require high maintenance cost with less specialized maintenance treatment.. Workers, their backs, their doctors, and their bottles of ibuprofen will all breathe a sigh of relief.
That’s Not All: Plenty of Great Lifts for All Scenarios
The Ergo Lift is not the only way to use lifting equipment for the benefit of a warehouse operation. The Lite Lift truck with its 2-inch front casters can be used to transport smaller loads or optionally operate as a hand truck. The Straddle Stacker can help to lift pallets at a fraction of the cost of forklifts, promoting both enhanced productivity and great budgetary savings.
When it’s time to load a truck with skids or pallets, there’s no better way to ease the process than one of the aluminum dock plates offered by Douglas Equipment. Rather than forcing casters to bridge the gap between a truck and the ground, these dock plates support a capacity of up to 2,750 pounds for easy movement of even the heaviest warehouse loads and materials.
Productive, Safe, and Effective: The Three Best Words for Warehouse Operators
Lifting equipment is the safer to work with. Lifting heavy objects involve a lot of practical risks but using lifting devices make the work safer for everyone around. Warehouses that employ the proper lifting equipment can save money, improve productivity, and create a more effective workplace where workers remain healthier and happier. Loading and unloading will be easier and creating effective storage environments will be far more intuitive than when confining a warehouse to more basic, limiting types of lifts. Improve your warehouse today by visiting our inventory of lifting equipment.