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2011 Nissan PF60 Used Forklift Now Available!!

Happy New Year!!!

With the start of a new year comes new inventory ready for purchase! Come check out this late model, low hour Nissan PF60 forklift that is now available. http://forkliftsystems.com/product/nissan-pf60-used-forklift-2/

If this forklift does not meet your specs then feel free to browse our website or give us a call at 800-752-1552. www.forkliftsystems.com

You can also check out our Youtube channel to view the video for the PF60 lift and/or many others we have available!


Stick to the Basics!

Great article on forklift maintenance. Remember to always start with the basics!

Forklift Central

This week I had a call from a customer that wanted me to “get rid of the airlock in his coolant system, and replace the bad battery”.

I did neither.

The forklift was a small Cat 6000 diesel, and had suddenly started overheating. They “saved money” by “diagnosing” it themselves and replacing their thermostat. (Like stories of misguided”savings”? Read this and this) Coincidentally, their battery ” went bad” at the same time.

I decided to ignore the diagnosis and checked the basics. A broken belt turned out to be the cause. Alternators and water pumps perform poorly when not connected to the engine!

broken beltIt was a good reminder: Stick to the basics!

As much as we might laugh at the previous example, if I am honest, I would have to admit I have made similar mistakes before.

I recall a customer with a Crown WAV that wouldn’t power up…

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Forklift Safety

110,000 forklift accidents per year. Let that number sink into your head a little bit. Okay, now that you are over the initial shock the question becomes what can we do to lower that number drastically.  110,000 forklift accidents per year | SHD Logistics News.

The number one, most important role you can play if a manager will be to make sure all of your operators are properly trained. The flip side to that is that if you are an operator ensuring you do not operate equipment you are not trained on. That is not only for your safety but everyone’s safety in the facility.

There is not a price that can be put on safety training when it comes to operating your forklift. Did you know that $135 million of immediate costs are incurred due to forklift accidents each year but the real cost comes in when approximately every 3 days, someone in the US is killed in a forklift related accident.

FSI offers both operator training and train the trainer courses. We provide you with all of the materials that you will need to be OSHA compliant. We can come to your facility or you can come to ours!!

Our Tennessee Headquarters

Address: 884 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37210
Office Hours: 7:30am – 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 24 Hour Emergency Service for current customers
Phone: (615) 255-6321
Toll Free: (800) 752-1882
Main Fax: (615) 255-8242
Email: safety@forkliftsystems.com

Our Alabama Main Office

Address: 132 West Park Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211
Office Hours: 7:30am – 5:00pm (Mon-Fri) 24 Hour Emergency Service for current customers
Phone: (205) 945-1112
Toll Free: (800) 752-1882
Fax: (205) 945-8783
Email: safety@forkliftsystems.com



FSI’s Gary Schield Sales Achievement 2013

Gary Schield is our Territory Manager for Davidson County/Nashville at our corporate headquarters. This past year Gary hit a milestone with Forklift Systems when he sold over $2 million in equipment for the 2013 year.

Gary has been with FSI for the past 8 years and in the material handling industry since 1991. When asked what he enjoys the most about the material handling industry Gary said “helping people solve problems”. With over 2 million dollars in sales I would say Gary knows a thing or two about solving our customer’s problems.

In Gary’s spare time he enjoys working on and driving his 1961 Porsche 356B. Some of his other interests include listening to vinyl records on his sound system and working around his house.

Everyone at Forklift Systems congratulates Gary on a great year!

Gary Schield AwardGary Porsche

Introducing New Alabama Territory Manager

G Scott Webb has joined our team as Territory Manager for the Birmingham branch, covering  the southern portion of our Alabama territory.  Scott will be responsible for forklift & equipment sales in the key areas of Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Anniston & Auburn/Opelika.

Scott comes to us with several years of experience in sales, marketing & business management.  Scott, his wife Jackie live in Morris, AL and they have 3 daughters, Chelsea, Madison & Jessica.

Scott’s hobbies include:  working with heavy equipment, restoring vintage items & his career. (hobbies won’t pay for college tuition for the twins)

When you have material handling needs in Alabama be sure to give Scott Webb a call!!



132 West Park Drive

Birmingham, AL 35211


Now Available Komatsu FG45ST-6 Forklift!!

One of the most economical ways to purchase a great pre-owned forklift is to purchase a dealerships rental retirement. These forklifts have typically been owned by the dealership since they were brand new. The service records are easier to come by so you can make your purchase with confidence. Always consider a rental retirement forklift when deciding on which forklift best suits your application.

We are pleased to offer our latest rental retirement forklift. This unit is a Komatsu 10,000 lb. capacity, cushion tire, LPG engine, heavy duty forklift. This particular unit only has 4,900 original hours!! Follow the link below to see a video of this nice Komatsu forklift in action.

As always please consider Forklift Systems for your material handling one stop shop. Visit us here at www.forkliftsystems.com

1994 FG45ST-6 Komatsu Forklift – YouTube.

2007 Nissan JYPD110 Forklift Available!

We recently received in a 2007 Nissan JYPD110, solid pneumatic tires, diesel engine with a two stage standard mast, 3rd valve and hosing plumbed to the carriage. This unit runs and operates normally. The engine is very strong and only has 4,200 run time hours!!

For additional photos please contact me at the following email address rclark@forkliftsystems.com or by calling 800-752-1882.