Instructional

Maximizing Your Loading Dock Efficiency & Safety

Posted in Instructional, Materials Handling, News & Press, Products

You and your customers invest a great deal of time and effort to get goods to and from a loading dock. That fact makes it essential that the loading dock is equipped and maintained in a manner that allows it to maximize, and not hinder,…

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Types of Lift Trucks: Choose the Right Lift Truck for Your Business

Posted in Forklifts, Materials Handling, News & Press, Products

Looking for a new lift truck for your business? In your search you may have noticed all the various types of lift trucks available for sale. Which begs the question, which one is right for my business? Lift trucks, also known as powered industrial trucks…

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4 Types of Materials Handling Equipment

Posted in Materials Handling

Material handling equipment is any tool used to aid in the movement, protection, storage, and control of materials and products. The equipment used to do so can be broken down into four main categories. Each category has a wide variety of useful equipment that makes…

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Dock Ramps 101

Posted in Materials Handling, Products, Safety Equipment, Warehouse

If your business is doing a lot of shipping and receiving, a loading dock ramp can help increase both efficiency and safety. Dock ramps act as a liaison between your warehouse and vehicles, making up for differences in height, and filling the gap between truck…

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Proper Safety Techniques for Operating a Forklift Dumping Hopper

Posted in Forklifts, Instructional, Materials Handling

Forklift dumping hoppers have built-in fork pockets that allow forklift operators to easily store and transport bulk materials. These low-cost units are designed to be perfectly balanced, so that they roll forward when they are dumping their contents and return automatically to the upright position…

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Order Picker Platforms Continue to Become the Industry Standard

Posted in Materials Handling

As order pickers enjoy their continued rise in popularity due to modern warehousing methods, order picker platforms are seeing a similar rise in popularity as well.  Koke Order Picker Platforms are built to order and designed to fit your order picker precisely.  We can customize…

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Hydraulic vs. Mechanical Dock Levelers

Posted in Materials Handling

The difference between a hydraulic and mechanical dock leveler is obvious on the surface – the hydraulic leveler works automatically with the push of a button, while the mechanical leveler is activated with a pull chain. The most important is the cost of ownership. A…

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Multiple Uses for a Platform Cart

Posted in Instructional, Materials Handling

How many different ways can you use a platform cart? Let us just count them! As a trolley. Our platform carts come in various sizes and weight-bearing capacities. You can transfer boxes, machine parts, supplies, product – you name it. Own a ranch or a…

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The Importance of Gas Cylinder Cages

Posted in Materials Handling

Gas cylinders should be treated with the respect they deserve – and put in a cage. A gas rupture can cause a huge explosion, possibly killing or maiming many people and certainly causing exceptionally costly damage to buildings, cars, trucks, equipment, and products nearby. It’s…

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6 Warehouse Safety Tips

Posted in Materials Handling, Safety Equipment, Warehouse

Warehouses can be one of the most dangerous places to work when it comes to accidents and injury: large and moving machinery (forklifts, for example) carrying heavy loads (pallets full of product) can be quite hazardous to your workers. Read below for six safety tips…

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