Memorial Day Hours

By Ken Welch on 2020-05-22 14:35:24 -

We will be closed May 25th in observance of Memorial Day, be safe.

Fork Sox Cushion

By Ken Welch on 2020-05-12 14:39:25 -

While most procure Fork Sox™ as a means to protect the product from the effects of coming in contact with the forks of their forklift, there are situations where Fork Sox™ can cushion a load making it less likely to roll or slide. That is an application that has to be determined by the end-user. Other factors might include the configuration of the part being carried, environmental considerations, and operator expertise. the compression of Fork Sox™ will help resist a product from rolling due to a great amount of inertia, but again, these are designed to be used with a LIFT truck, not a PUSH truck.

Genie Grip Caps

By Ken Welch on 2020-05-04 14:50:42 -

Important!  When using the GenieGrips® Caps, licensed forklift drivers must enter the pallet at a 90-degree angle and allow sufficient clearance above and below tyne when entering/ exiting to ensure Cap installation is not compromised.

Genie Grip Caps


Genie Grip Mats tip

By Ken Welch on 2020-04-28 15:55:31 -

The tip of the Genie Grip Mats includes a steel insert that includes rubber on the tip of the fork cover. This is in contrast to the magnetic, Gekko, and similar fork mitigating products.

Origin Updates

By Ken Welch on 2020-04-22 15:32:59 -

We've updated the product description with the point of origin. Look for a flag symbol on your page.



Telescoping Forks

By Ken Welch on 2020-04-13 15:32:39 -

The Standard Telescoping Forklift Forks maintain the truck capacity by design, note class 2 at 5500 lbs @ 24" load center and similar results for class 3 and class 4 mountings. These suggest they are limited by the capacity of the mounting hooks, just like regular forks. 

Catalog Image


GenieGrip Mats Thickness

By Ken Welch on 2020-04-07 16:09:23 -

GenieGrip®Mats are approx 9/16" thick from top of the fork to the upper horizontal surface. Say you have a 2" thick fork, now your opening should be 3.75" or greater. It is strongly recommended to give your forklift operators more room than the minimum. GenieGrips® Mats are unforgiving in this manner.


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

Vetter Gekko


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