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Monday, December 04 2023
UniCarriers Warranties Back What They Sell

Whether you're purchasing a new UniCarriers forklift or servicing one with OEM parts, you can count on UniCarriers to back them up with industry leading warranties. This gives you the security of knowing your equipment and parts are being backed by a company with the conifidence that its products perform, under the toughest applications.

UniCarriers Best in Class 2-Year Unlimited Warranty

All Unicarriers Class 1,4 and 5 (sit-down rider models) carry a 2 year, unlimited hour carriage to counterweight warranty. The warranty applies to all SIC code applications, no restrictions. And the warranty can be transferred after one year. 

“Two years…unlimited hours…it’s the industry’s best-limited warranty, and now a standard feature of every Class I, IV and V forklift we manufacture. It’s a distinct and quantifiable advantage you can take to the bank,” explains Steve Cianci, UniCarriers Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

“Unlike other brands, UniCarriers only manufactures forklifts, and we’ve been doing it for over 50 years. Our industry-leading limited warranty is a reflection of our heritage of world-class design, engineering and manufacturing- and the uptime performance our forklifts deliver to customers throughout the Americas.”

Visit our UniCarriers Showroom to see their line-up of class 1, 4 and 5 (sit-down rider models).

UniCarriers OEM Parts Warranty

Keeping your new UniCarriers forklift operating like a new forklift means using geniune OEM parts provided by UniCarriers. By doing so, UniCarriers will back each part up with an industry leading warranty. Each UniCarriers forklift part has the uncompromising quality and reliability you need to maximize the performance of your forklifts. And, of course, both parts and labor are covered by UniCarriers’ exclusive 6-month, 800-hour limited warranty.

We believe UniCarriers builds products that perform and backs them up! That's we we're proud to represent their products in the Richmon VA metro area. For more information, a demo or quote on UniCarriers forklifts, contact us at 804-233-0051.

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Thursday, November 09 2023
When is Refresher Training Required

Forklift operators are typically required to undergo refresher training at specific intervals to ensure they continue to operate forklifts safely and effectively. The specific requirements for refresher training can vary by country, region, and organization, but some common guidelines and triggers for refresher training include:

  1. Time Intervals: Forklift operators are required to undergo refresher training  every three years. This helps ensure that their skills and knowledge remain up to date.

  2. Changes in Equipment or Workplace: If there are significant changes in the type of forklift being used or in the layout of the workplace, refresher training may be necessary to familiarize operators with these changes.

  3. Incidents or Near-Misses: After accidents, near-miss incidents, or safety violations related to forklift operation, refresher training may be mandated to address the issues and prevent future incidents.

  4. Poor Performance: If an operator demonstrates poor performance or unsafe behavior while operating a forklift, additional training may be required to address these issues.

  5. Regulatory Requirements: Local regulations and safety standards can dictate the specific requirements for forklift operator training and refresher training. Employers should ensure compliance with these regulations.

  6. Employer Policies: Employers may establish their own policies and guidelines for forklift operator refresher training. These policies should align with safety best practices and local regulations.

It's essential for employers to maintain records of forklift operator training and refresher training, as well as to have a clear training and retraining program in place. The goal is to ensure that forklift operators remain competent and safe in their duties. The specific requirements and intervals for refresher training may vary, so it's important to consult local regulations and industry standards to determine the appropriate schedule for your organization. AM Davis is your reliable source for forklift operator training in the Richmond Virginia metro area. Contact us for scheduling or give us a call at 804-233-0051.

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Monday, August 07 2023
Getting the Most Our of Your Forklift Tires

Taking good care of your forklift tires is essential to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the forklift, as well as to extend the lifespan of the tires. Here are some tips to help you maintain your forklift tires:

  1. Regular Inspections: Inspect your forklift tires on a regular basis, preferably before each shift. Look for signs of wear, damage, punctures, and uneven tread wear. Catching problems early can help prevent larger issues down the line.

  2. Proper Inflation: If you utilize pneumatic tires on your forklifts, maintain proper tire pressure according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Underinflated or overinflated tires can lead to uneven wear and reduced performance. Use a reliable tire pressure gauge to check and adjust the pressure as needed.

  3. Load Capacity: Ensure that you're not exceeding the forklift's load capacity. Overloading the forklift can cause excessive strain on the tires, leading to premature wear and potential safety hazards.

  4. Appropriate Speed: Avoid driving the forklift at excessive speeds, especially when carrying a load. High speeds can generate heat and cause increased tire wear. Stick to recommended speed limits to minimize tire stress.

  5. Keep Surfaces Clean: Keeping operating surfaces clean and free of debris can greatly reduce forklift tire damage.

  6. Safe Driving Practices: Encourage operators to avoid sudden starts, stops, and turns, which can put extra stress on the tires. Gradual acceleration and deceleration are easier on the tires and contribute to their longevity.

  7. Avoid Potholes and Obstacles: Try to avoid driving over potholes, sharp objects, or debris on the floor. These can cause punctures and damage to the tires.

  8. Proper Loading: When lifting and placing loads, ensure that the load is balanced and properly positioned on the forks. An unbalanced load can cause uneven tire wear and potential accidents.

  9. Professional Maintenance: Our Planned Maintenance program ensures all vital components, including tires, are in good operating order. We can check for alignment issues, suspension problems, and other factors that could affect tire wear.

  10. Tire Replacement: When tires are excessively worn, damaged, or have reached the end of their useful life, replace them promptly to maintain safety and performance.

Remember, taking care of your forklift tires not only improves the efficiency and lifespan of your equipment but also contributes to overall workplace safety. Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines and consult with professionals if you're unsure about tire maintenance or replacement.

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