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Anatomy of a Forklift

Similar to a car, a forklift has many moving parts and components critical to its operation. An operator must understand a forklift’s anatomy and how the parts function to control the device safely and efficiently. Thoroughly knowing the particulars about a forklift is also highly beneficial when purchasing a machine for your facility or adding […]

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A Quick Guide to Forklift Battery Maintenance  

Performing regular maintenance on your electric forklift’s battery can go a long way in saving you money, optimizing the performance of your equipment and increasing the safety of your employees. New batteries are significant expenses, so avoiding frequent battery replacement helps improve your company’s bottom line. Knowing when and how to perform the proper maintenance […]

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Guide to the 7 Classes of Forklifts

There are seven classes of forklifts currently on the market, with each having different features and capabilities that make it more suitable for specific applications. The experts at RAKA are here to help you understand what you need to know about the recognized forklift classes, explained in detail to help you determine which will best suit […]

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What Are AGVs?  

An automated guided vehicle (AGV) is a robot that follows a specific path or route to transport materials independently. In large industrial or warehouse spaces, automated guided vehicles are essential in high-productivity areas that involve consistent and repetitive movements. There are different types of AGVs for various purposes, from towing machines to forklifts to guided […]

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A Quick Guide to Watering Electric Forklift Batteries  

Maintaining proper water levels in a forklift’s battery is critical because it directly affects the unit’s performance and life span. In most lead-acid batteries that power electric forklifts, water fills each cell to ensure the proper mix of electrolytes and other chemicals that give energy to the machine. When a battery is low on water, […]

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Forklift Mast Types  

A forklift’s mast performs the actual lifting of a load. Also referred to as an upright, the mast is a vertical component on the front of a machine that raises loads to specified heights. It elevates and shifts horizontally through hydraulic displacement and lowers via the force of gravity. Forklift Mast Components and Other Important […]

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