How a Materials Handling Company Streamlines Ordering – Part 3

Finding an online supplier who also has decades of experience in the industrial and warehouse supply business is a huge boon to any material handling company. One staff member can simply go online and get everything she needs with a few clicks of a mouse button. If the foreman or company director needs advice about … Read more

Tackling the Big Jobs in Materials Handling – Part 2

Whatever industrial or commercial applications they are used for, increasingly, more than one forklift is required in any business that requires heavy and frequent lifting and moving. This doesn’t come cheap. Your warehouse supplier is well-aware of the need to save money and so can offer used forklifts and leasing alternatives as well as significant … Read more

Tackling the Big Jobs in Materials Handling – Part 1

You may be surprised by the numbers and varieties of goods and equipment that a large warehouse supplies company can deliver its customers. Of course it will offer disposable supplies such as cardboard boxes and other packaging materials and warehouse essentials such as shelving units and storage cabinets. In addition, however, the company will rent, … Read more

Essential Materials Handling Equipment (Part II)

Wherever there is business going on, there is also the need for waste management. In the office, each worker needs a small waste receptacle at his work station. Out on the floor, the workers need larger plastic garbage cans of various sizes and to hold different types of waste materials. Outside, even bigger waste receptacles … Read more

Bahrns Equipment Receives 2009 Toyota Industrial Equipment’s Parts Excellence Award!

EFFINGHAM, IL – May 10, 2010 – At Toyota’s National Dealer Meeting in Orlando, FL. Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc awarded Toyota Lift of Southern Illinois a division of Bahrns Equipment, Inc. the 2009 Parts Excellence Award for demonstrating superior performance in all areas of parts department operation. This prestigious award recognizes the top performing … Read more

Toyota’s New 8 Series Electric Forklift

In March of 2010 Toyota Material Handling presented its new line of electric forklifts in Irvin, California.   These forklifts are available in 4,000 and 6,500 pound load capacities.   This introduction also included a new 5,500 pound model.  This new model fits virtually any indoor material handling need. Delivering longer run times and quicker acceleration, this … Read more

Lift Truck Safety

A forklift or lift truck is a serious piece of industrial equipment that needs to be operated and maintained carefully. Operators of lift trucks should be regularly reminded of the common safety hazards that can occur, so that accidents and injury are prevented. The first line of defense against fork lift hazards is to perform … Read more

Battery Power and Your Forklift

Your business depends on many things for its efficiency and profitability. One of these is your forklift operation.  As a piece of industrial equipment, a forklift is a valuable tool, and as such it needs to be in good running order for all of the demands placed on it.  Therefore, experiencing any unscheduled downtime for … Read more

Order pickers – When You Should Use This Specialized Type of Forklift

A forklift is an essential component of industrial equipment, and an order picker has a unique function that can be of great benefit to your material handling needs.  An order picker is essentially a specially designed type of forklift. This lift truck is used for retrieving goods from vertical shelves, such as a pallet rack … Read more

Styles of Pallets for Material Handling

Pallets are an essential part of your material handling activities, and there are number of considerations when choosing the style of pallet for your business.  You want to balance cost and usefulness when deciding on the type of pallet you need.  There are four basic styles to choose from. The first style is a plastic … Read more