Gekko Highlights

By Ken Welch on 2020-03-31 14:55:14 -

Quoting the manufacturer Gekko Magnetic covers offer:

  • Ideal protection for loads 
  • Easily placed and removed within a few seconds
  • Magnetic adhesion on the forks 
  • Higher occupational safety: minimized risk of slipping loads 
  • Reduction of damages and protection of sensitive surfaces 
  • Less vibrations 
  • Noise reduction, especially when transporting metal components 
  • Abrasion and cut resistance for a long operating life 
  • Also suitable for pallet trucks 
  • Easy attachment on the lift truck (e.g. on the mast) when not in use 
  • For temporary use

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OP Trucks all the same?

By Ken Welch on 2020-03-24 16:11:27 -

It always starts with a survey. The differences matter in proper fitting on your orderpicker. There are no standards. I have yet to come across an orderpicker with something other than 4" wide forks, conversely, Hyster/Yale's forks are 1.75" thick, Crown 2.0" thick, and Raymond/Toyota is 1.5". Standard lengths also are listed with differences in manufacturer's spec sheets that are available online.

Pallet clamp widths are not shown on spec sheets and within brands, there are new options.

The outside to outside fork ranges are also different, in fact, one brand list a different range for 24-volt trucks vs 36-volt trucks, I can't explain it. In fleets that have been in service for some time, there is also the possibility that someone on the 3rd shift ran into something and changed the width dimensions.

It starts with a survey click here

Polyurethane temperature ranges

By Ken Welch on 2020-03-16 16:32:51 -

Typically the operating temperature for Polyurethanes ranges from -80 degrees to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. These are general industry standards and should be adjusted based on your application.  Temps at the high end can cause the material to weaken, revert to a sticky form, and/or may burn. On the other end below 0 degrees can harden the material and temps below -80 degrees can make it shatterable. We supply polyurethanes in Poly Load Protectors, Poly Clad ForksPoly Clad ExtensionsFork Kushions, and Impact Protectors




By Ken Welch on 2020-03-11 08:26:02 -

Just in case you've ignored the news lately, to help prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19) follow these practical steps:


Wash your hands frequently

Maintain social distancing

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Practice respiratory hygiene

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early


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Gekko Technical Specs

By Ken Welch on 2020-02-25 08:39:20 -

Here are the technical specs for Gekko Anti Slip Layer Magnetic Fork Covers:

  • approx. 0.433 in anti-slip surface (+/- 0.06 in)
  • Shore hardness DIN 53505: 75+/- 5 Shore A
  • Operating temperature: -40°F bis +176°F
  • Rebound resilience DIN 53512: 35%
  • Magnetic holding force: 1,2 N /cm2

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Gekko Fork Covers

By Ken Welch on 2020-02-18 15:18:42 -

We are finally launching the US availability of Gekko Fork Covers, these anti-slip layers will ship via UPS from Pennsylvania in 2-4 weeks.


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Why Poly Clad Fork Extensions

By Ken Welch on 2020-02-10 10:50:45 -

The main thought of Poly Clad Fork Extensions' development was to come up with a way to cover forks in sizes not covered by Poly Load Protectors. Combining fork extensions of the same length as the forks and poly coat the extensions. Advantages are optional use (vs permanently coating the fork), reducing downtime of the forklift (coating of fork takes about 3 weeks), and we can fit virtually any size fork.

Class 3 Beluga Forks

By Ken Welch on 2020-02-07 15:17:45 -

Beluga style forks are also available in virtually all sizes and hook mount classifications II, III, & IV. Call about your specific needs.

89224 Shipping

By Ken Welch on 2020-01-30 09:11:50 -

Item 89224 Forkliftable Storage Locker ships via LTL freight 

Size Shelves Weight Freight class
24” x 48” 1 center shelf 246 lbs 175
24” x 48” 2 center shelves 276 175
24” x 48” No center shelf 306 175
30” x 48” 1 center shelf 258 250
30” x 48” 2 center shelves 292 175
30” x 48” No center shelf 329 175


89226 Shipping

By Ken Welch on 2020-01-22 11:08:37 -

Item 89226 Forkliftable Dollies ship LTL freight class 70 from zip code 60484. Weights range 110 lbs - 143 lbs. depending upon the size and floor locks/no floor locks options.