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As New Year’s resolutions go, forklift accessories may not seem as important as quitting smoking, losing weight or tackling another health issue that is important to you. There’s nothing stopping you from making more than one New Year’s resolution, though, and taking stock of your forklift accessories needs might turn out to be the best resolution you make this year.
Why Make Forklift Accessories a New Year’s Resolution?
As the old year draws to a close, we reflect on the past and resolve to make the next year better than previous year was. The problem with most New Year’s resolutions is that they are often too ambitious. “I’m going to double my productivity in 2014,” you might say, but not have a realistic plan to fulfill that goal. If you say, “I’m going to take stock of my forklift accessories and buy those that can boost productivity,” that’s a New Year’s resolution you can realistically fulfill.
Forklift Accessories That Boost Productivity
The first thing you need to do is take a look around your facility and find areas that need improvement. You might be surprised to find several things you can do that can dramatically improve productivity, but cost very little. For example, a sweeper attachment can clean your floors faster and more efficiently than several employees using brooms. This inexpensive forklift attachment boosts productivity in two ways:
- It frees up time for your workers to do productive labor and
- Studies have shown that clean work spaces are more productive work spaces.
One of the most fatal mistakes many forklift owners make is thinking of a forklift as a vehicle for lifting pallets only. If your forklifts are on full-time duty lifting and moving pallets, that’s not a problem, but if you have a forklift you only use occasionally, you’re not using it as productively as you could.
Think of your forklift as an all-purpose lift truck and you will find dozens of ways to put it to use you never thought of. For example, a small parts hopper can be used to quickly and efficiently move small parts to an assembly line or work area or a self-dumping steel hopper can make short work of otherwise tedious jobs like trash disposal.
It might be snowing when you make your New Year’s resolution. Think about all those times you have to shovel snow to keep traffic moving around the perimeter of your facility. One fast, efficient way to do this might be to make buying a fork mounted front loader part of your New Year’s forklift accessories resolution. Don’t worry. You’ll find plenty of uses for the front loader throughout the year. In fact, you will probably end up wondering what you ever did without it.
These are just a few examples of inexpensive forklift accessories that pay for themselves in no time and continue to help boost your productivity and profits for years to come. Have a look through our full catalog. Who knows? Between well-chosen forklift accessories and a few tweaks in your workplace practices, you may end up being able to double your productivity without making it a New Year’s resolution.