New Bluepoint Lighting Revolutionizes Workplace Safety

Landoll Lift TrucksAt Voss Equipment, our Yale forklifts are some of the best in the business. What if we told you they got even better? New Bluepoint LED lights are the most recent innovation in safety lighting and technology. They reduce the risk of accidents with forklifts or other machinery. Here’s a closer look in to how they work…

Using a concentrated light beam, the Bluepoint Light displays a large dot on the floor in front and/or behind your moving machinery. In this way, you can visually alert people that a machine is coming around the corner. The Bluepoint Light is especially ideal in a noisy industrial setting where sirens on your forklift might not be able to alert fellow workers.

The Bluepoint Light is engineered with fully-cast aluminum housing for maximum durability. Other types of safety lighting use plastic lighting with a weaker and smaller beam pattern. The Bluepoint beam pattern is larger, and the light bean has a higher lumen output, increasing its visibility.

A safer workplace means happier workers and better business. Updating your Yale forklifts with Bluepoint Lighting leads to increased safety and higher productivity. Call Voss Equipment today to learn more about the safety features and machinery we offer!

Interested in Becoming a Forklift Operator? Here’s How You Can.

Are you interested in gaining a valuable new skill that will help you advance in your career? If so, consider getting trained to operate a powered industrial truck, or forklift. Forklifts are heavy-duty equipment used to raise and lower supplies, materials, and large crates or pallets. Learning how to drive a forklift properly will not only open the door to better job opportunities, it will also help improve your safety and the safety of others in your workplace. Voss Equipment, your leading supplier of forklift equipment wants you to be fully prepared when you begin your forklift training. Some things to keep in mind include:

  • You Must Be Over 18: If you’re under 18, you can’t legally operate a forklift.
  • You Can Be Trained by Your Employer: If you don’t have the money to take certification courses, rest easy – your employer can train you on the job for free, with lectures and practical driving experience.
  • You Can Take an OSHA-Approved Course: You can take a course on forklift driving to earn a certification – just make sure that your course is OSHA-approved, and taught by qualified instructors.
  • Evaluation is Every 3 Years: All forklift drivers have to be evaluated at least once every three years by law, or when equipment and workplace conditions change. You can be trained and evaluated by your employer, with no need to take outside classes.

If you are an employer looking to update your workplace with the newest, highest quality forklifts, Voss Equipment carries the forklift equipment you need. Contact us today or browse our wide inventory to learn more!

Should Your Business Rent or Buy a Forklift?

Yale Cushion TruckA forklift can be a beneficial investment or a costly expense, depending on the frequency of use and type of work your business needs done. When buying a forklift it’s important to consider whether your investment will pay off more over time than renting the necessary equipment for each job. Renting a forklift may seem convenient, but will it cost you in the long run? Your industrial equipment experts at Voss Equipment have compiled a list of tips that will help you make the best decision for your business. Before buying or renting a forklift, always consider:

  • Initial Cost: Forklifts are specialized equipment, so they can be expensive. A new forklift generally costs around $20,000, and higher-capacity forklifts can be up to $100,000. Many small businesses can’t afford the initial cost. Buying a used forklift can be a solution, but if you want the highest quality equipment, it might be better to rent.
  • Term of Use: If you only need a forklift for a short amount of time or a few projects, it doesn’t make much sense to buy one. If it’s an important component of your business, however, constant rentals may be more of a financial burden than buying.
  • Type of Work: If you need a forklift for heavy work, you’ll have to consider maintenance costs. Maintenance is an expense you’ll have to include in your budget if you opt to own a forklift. Rental companies pay for maintenance, so depending on your budget, it might be better to rent.

Buying a forklift is a big decision, but at Voss, we’re here to help you every step of the way! Contact us today to speak with our friendly, knowledgeable experts.

Choosing a Reliable Forklift Dealer

When you are in the warehousing industry, you know the importance of quality forklifts to operate your warehouse with the greatest efficiency possible.  But how do you find the right forklift dealer to provide you with the equipment that your company can rely on?  The best way to choose a provider for any service or product is to talk to several from the beginning.  Not only getting quotes from but also talking to dealer like Yale forklift will give you a feel for the type of product the dealer can provide you.  Three things you should look for when talking to the forklift dealers are:

1)      Forklift Experience. Get to know the company’s history when talking to them.  An experienced forklift dealer will be able to help you pinpoint the exact type of forklift that will work most efficiently for your warehouse.

2)      Trust.  This may be an experienced company, but do you trust them to provide you with quality products and services?  Can you rely on this company to offer you the correct information when choosing new forklifts for your company?  A company that you can trust will offer you written estimates and guarantees and will be upfront about the costs.

3)      Variety.  Does this company offer you a variety of products to choose from?  The company you choose should offer not only quality new AND used forklifts, but it should also offer forklifts from a range of manufacturers.

When you are choosing Yale lift trucks, be sure that the company you are working with has experience, variety and integrity. Ensure that you make the smart investment for your warehousing company.