Improving Productivity With a Forklift Sideshifter

Toyota Core Electric Forklift

In many cases, a base model of some equipment or other cannot handle every single job that you'd like it to in the normal course of business. That's why manufacturers make attachments. Whether it's a vacuum cleaner that needs to clean the rugs, plus freshen up the drapes and furniture, or a forklift that has multiple functions in your operation, attachments are made for specific jobs. Whether you are in distribution, warehousing, agriculture, oil, aerospace or other applications, increasing productivity every day is what keeps a company competitive. Using the correct forklift attachments to boost capacity makes sense to the bottom line. 

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Electric, (CNG), (LPG) or Diesel Powered Forklift? Determining the Best Forklift Fuel Type for Your Business’s Workplace

Toyota Forklifts

Picking the Best Forklift Fuel Type

Have you ever wondered which forklift fuel type is the most beneficial for your business operation? Electric, (LPG),or Diesel? This can become an ambitious task especially, when weighing in all the various variables needing consideration when making an informed decision in choosing the best lift truck power option for your business operation over another. So if you're in the market for a new or used forklift or you are just looking to read up on best options for down the road our forklift specialists here at Madland Toyota Lift are always here to help you make an informed decision.

To answer the question of which fuel type would be best for you, you first need to examine and define your current and future application requirements. Such as what types of working environments will your material handling equipment operate in? Will you be expanding in the near future? Are you looking to require used equipment? 

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So You Want to Buy a Used Forklift: A Comprehensive Guide

So You Want to Buy a Used Forklift: A Comprehensive Guide

To the untrained eye, buying a used forklift may seem like an economically smart option. And for the most part, it is. But, if you don't know your stuff, buying used could end up being less cost-effective than just buying new to begin with.

But don't worry — with the right knowledge, you can still get your bang for your buck. The real risk isn't in buying used, but instead in buying uninformed. That's why we're here to help you make a used forklift purchase that you can count on. By following our guide to buying used, you can trust any purchase you make to be a good one. 

At Madland, our sales professionals are here to perform free site surveys by appointment if there is anything in question.

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It's Time To Remember The Importance of Forklift Safety

National Forklift Safety Day

The seventh annual National Forklift Safety Day is around the corner. The purpose of the annual event is to raise awareness of the importance of operator safety training and the implementation of forklift safety best practices in daily operations.

A single preventable forklift accident is one too many. By following OSHA safety training requirements and other forklift safety best practices, the number of injuries and accidents can be greatly reduced. That is why the material handling industry's International Truck Association (ITA) developed the concept of National Forklift Safety Day.

This year due to Covid-19, the event will be virtual but will still be filled with a wealth of information and presentations from government representatives, safety experts and material handling industry representatives. The event is free and you can watch from the convenience of your office:

National Forklift Safety Day

June 9, 2020 at 9 am EST

Join the event at www.indtrk.org

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Do You Need A Heavy-Duty Forklift?


As the owner or decision maker at your company, you already know that hiring the right personnel for a specific job is of utmost importance. You want someone who is capable of mastering – or someone who has already mastered – the particular parameters of that job. Did you know the same is true for your material handling and distribution center equipment?

Taking the time to understand exactly what you need in your equipment will help boost your productivity, efficiency and, best of all, have a positive impact on your bottom line. When choosing the right forklift for the job, you should always choose a forklift that is capable of more than what you expect to be lifting – that way you won't be caught short and you'll be promoting safety, as well.

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Celebrate National Forklift Safety Day With a Free Forklift Safety Consultation

Celebrate National Forklift Safety Day With a Free Forklift Safety Consultation

National Forklift Safety Day is an annual event started by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA) to bring awareness to the preventable forklift accidents that happen every year – mainly due to improper training, lack of information and carelessness. The statistics are scary: Nearly 20,000 workers in the U.S. alone are injured in these accidents every year.

This year, the event is scheduled for June 11 and Madland Toyota-Lift, in conjunction with Toyota Forklifts and other Toyota forklift dealers across the nation – is offering no-cost forklift safety consultations for customers. Forklift safety is an important topic and should be the number one priority of anyone using a forklift or supervising the use of forklifts. Please contact us to schedule your free forklift safety consultation.

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It’s The New Year! What Are Your 2020 Material Handling Needs?


As we leave the 2010s behind and go forth into the 2020s, it may be a good time to not only think about personal New Year's resolutions, but also to make plans about your business. Are you maximizing your options to achieve your goals? Is it time to consider some changes in order to be a leader in your field? What are some of the important items to put on – and check off – your list? Material handling equipment runs the gamut from forklifts, narrow aisle equipment and pallet jacks to industrial floor cleaning, aerial lifts, yard trucks and utility vehicles.

It may seem obvious to you, but in the hurry of day-to-day business, some important factors that lead to optimizing your business can get overlooked. Let's take a look at a few of them.

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It’s 10 p.m. – Do You Know Where Your Equipment Is?

It’s 10 p.m. – Do You Know Where Your Equipment Is?

As the owner or supervisor of expensive resources, it's just one more thing to put on your daily checklist. Where are all your pieces of equipment located? Wouldn't it be nice if there were a simple, budget-friendly way to check the status of that equipment any time you wanted by looking at your phone? Well, guess what? That solution is now available in the solar-powered global GPS tracking device, Madtrax.
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Using the Section 179 Tax Deduction to Benefit You

section_179_deadline_approaching Hurry! Section 179 Deadline Is December 31st!

As a business owner or supervisor, you've spent plenty of time trying to find ways to help the company maximize its resources and be more efficient with costs. As we come up to tax season, you may be looking for ways to lessen your tax burden and put more cash back into the business. For many, Section 179 of the IRS tax code is a way to do both.

Although Section 179 has been around for quite a few years and has undergone changes during that time, that main gist of Section 179 stays the same: It allows qualifying businesses to deduct the full purchase price of new and used equipment for the year it was purchased, rather than using the standard depreciation method. This change to the tax code was intended to help businesses invest more heavily into purchasing and leasing equipment and other qualifying items to improve the business. 

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The Importance of Your Forklift Tires


Your forklift tires are a really important part of your forklift. Yes, you probably already knew that, but did you know that your tires can have a huge impact on your forklift operation? If your forklift tires are not up to snuff, you may be looking at downtime, decreased productivity and less efficiency in your operations. At Madland Toyota-Lift, we have tire service professionals at three convenient locations to help you keep your forklift tires in the best possible shape.

Let's talk first about the kind of forklift tires available and how to determine which kind best suits your unique situation. 

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Toyota Order Pickers Take It To The Next Level

Toyota_Order-Picker_Applicationn The Toyota Order Picker

At Madland Toyota-Lift, we know productivity, safety and exceeding financial projections are at the top of your list. Did you know that order picking takes up 50-75% of warehouse operating costs? We've got the expertise and the equipment to help you make sure order picking costs don't sabotage your bottom line goals, while maintaining safety as a priority.

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We’ve Got A Solution For That

Complete Industry Solutions

At Madland Toyota-Lift, we are known for serving the forklift and material handling industry since1981 in communities all over central California. Our experienced and professional staff consists of invested sales stars, highly-trained parts and repair service personnel and long-term community-minded people.

As a true full-service forklift and material handling dealer, we offer new and used equipment, aerials, rentals, parts and service, training and safety products. Our warehouse equipment includes racking, cranes, conveyors, hoists, dock equipment, storage and recycling equipment. We also carry industrial floor cleaning equipment, as well as personnel carriers, utility vehicles, stockchasers and tow tractors.

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