We are proud to announce that we have been mentioned in the
December Edition of Modern Work Truck Solutions, along with our partnership
with VMAC, a supplier of truck-mounted air compressors. The Modern Work Truck
Solutions is a premier source for industry information and insight into the
operations, maintenance, technology, and safety of light-duty, medium-duty, and
heavy-duty work trucks. Their magazine is a great way to stay up to date with
the latest stories and news in the industry.
Fallsway is a proud supplier of VMAC, the leader in compressed air innovation, and has been for the last 15 years. We work with them to provide high-performing and affordable truck-mounted air compressors to our customers. Thanks to unmatched support, great products, and high-value, Fallsway and VMAC have enjoyed an extremely successful relationship.
This article in Modern Work Truck Solutions Magazine goes
into detail about how VMAC and Fallsway worked together to be a solutions
provider and create a great relationship with a customer. Thank you to all
At Fallsway we are committed to exceeding your expectations.
One way we exceed that expectation is by offering a wide range of products and
services to our clients. One of these services is for outfitting police
vehicles with the client’s best interest in mind. Not only do we carry a variety
of products for law enforcement vehicles, but we also work with our suppliers
to develop products to fit your specific needs and applications.
From computer mounts to window armor, we represent the top brands
in the industry for:
And much more!
With years of experience working with law enforcement we work
tirelessly to provide the best solution. Whether it’s our professionals using
their time with your police department or our mechanics implementing the vision,
our goal is to fulfill your needs. With each police department receiving a specific
outfitting for their needs we are confident that you will find a solution that
leaves you satisfied.
We currently service police stations in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Let our EVT-certified technicians come out and see if Fallsway is the right fit for you. Click here to visit our website.
Safe forklift operation is essential for any business. An important detail to know when operating a forklift is the capacity of your forklift limit. Below we will explain what forklift load capacity is, as well as what you need to know to safely operate your forklifts.
Safety is a top
priority for any business owner and operators should:
know safety devices and functions of the lift truck.
use the forklift as intended to be used.
not drive recklessly.
space out forks properly.
never exceed the rated capacity of the forklift.
What is Capacity and How to Determine the Weight You Can Carry?
OSHA requires that ALL
forklifts have an updated data plate that indicates information like capacity,
load center, and maximum lift height. Loads can come in various shapes and
sizes, not just symmetrical boxes. Forklift max capacity is determined by the load
center of the product you’re picking up.
Figuring out the
maximum weight your forklift can carry, you must consider several factors. The load size, position, weight distribution,
and the stability of the truck all affect lifting capacity. As an example, if
you have a 4,000-pound rectangular box standing up vertically, the forklifts
load capacity will be higher than if it was positioned horizontally with the
long end of the box overhanging the forks. That is why the center of your loads
plays a critical part in determining the maximum capacity.
Risks to Exceeding Forklift Capacities:
hazards can occur if you go over the maximum capacity. Some included are:
Dropping the load.
Loss of steering control.
To avoid these
hazards, operators should:
know where the forklift’s load capacity plate located.
understand a load’s weight, shape, size, and position.
have the heaviest part of the load closer to the mast.
keep the distance from the front wheels to the load’s center of gravity minimum.
Note that having different
forklift attachments will change the characteristics of how each forklift will
operate, including the load capacity. It is crucial to keep each data tag
updated with each attachment and have operators understand the de-rated
capacity of the forklift so they can know their limitations.
How to Locate Load Capacity Data
All forklifts have a
load capacity data plate. They are usually within viewing distance when the
operator enters the forklift, but this varies depending on the make and model
of the forklift. The plate differs and may display some or all of the following
General information like brand, model, serial number, and forklift type.
Information on components and parts: Tire type and sizes, mast type, and tire tread.
Forklift and battery weight.
Attachments in weight calculation.
Load center distances.
Max lifting height.
Lift trucks with high
masts will have a different capacity rating for the various heights; as an
operator, you should refer to the manufacturer’s capacity plate for the mast
Avoiding Load Capacity Issues
These are some of the
basic rules you can follow to avoid running into forklift load capacity issues
and creating a safer work environment.
Train operators to check load capacity plates and never make assumptions.
Never go over the forklifts stated load capacity.
Purchase equipment with load capacities slightly greater than you need for the job.
Instruct operators to read and follow instructions in the operator’s manual.
Make sure each forklift has the correct information and is legible to read.
Travel at a safe speed that will maintain control of the forklift with and without a load.
Keep the load at a safe traveling height of 2-4 inches from the ground.
awareness and proper training will prevent accidents in the workplace.
Founded in 1959, Snorkel started out as a firefighting
equipment company that developed an aerial work platform specifically designed
for aerial firefighting and rescue work. They quickly made a name for
themselves in the industry, setting the standard for aerial firefighting
equipment. About 20 years later, Snorkel entered the construction and
industrial markets with its first telescopic boom lifts. Premiering the first
aluminum upper booms and platforms in the industry, this new product line
utilized technology from their firefighting equipment, including
state-of-the-art hydraulic and electrical systems, to become an industry leader.
Since then, Snorkel has continued to grow and currently manufactures aerial
lifts of all types and sizes. Whether you are looking for a scissor lift or
boom lift, Snorkel has you covered. Also, if you have a unique need, they work
with you to provide a custom solution.
Snorkel has a wide range of equipment based on your specific
needs and application.
Choose from a full line of scissor lifts suitable for indoor
and outdoor applications. Ranging from low-level, rough terrain, or electric,
the Snorkel line of scissor lifts spans maximum working heights from 12 ft. 6
in. to 45 ft. and maximum platform capacities from 500 lbs. to 1,500 lbs.
Whether you are looking for articulated, electric, telescopic,
or towable, the Snorkel family of boom lifts combines power and precision for
efficient working at height. Ranging from 41 ft. 9 in. to 132 ft. in maximum
working height, and maximum platform capacities ranging from 425 lbs. to 600
lbs., there is a Snorkel boom lift for almost any application.
Snorkel and Fallsway: A Perfect Pair
Snorkel and Fallsway are the perfect pair. For starters, we were both established in 1959, currently celebrating our 60th year in business! This is not simply a neat coincidence, but it also shows both Fallsway and Snorkel have the knowledge and experience to provide solutions to even the most difficult problems. If you have ever done business with Fallsway in the past, you know firsthand the pride and trust we have in the products we offer. Not only does Snorkel offer a product that is unmatched when it comes to quality and value, but they also provide first-class support for service and parts.
What do electricians, oil and gas crews, HVAC workers, construction teams, utility workers, and people from many more industries have in common? They all rely on custom-built trucks every single day to get their job done. But with all these different industries, how can each business, township, city, and department spec the ultimate work truck for their specific needs? Furthermore, what are the criteria and considerations that go into the specification process?
In this blog, we will cover everything you need to know when designing and spec’ing a work truck, including how to choose the right chassis and service body.
The first step is always to consider the application of the
truck. Make a list of the tasks and functions that the truck needs to be able
to perform in addition to the estimated time for each task. It is crucial to
visualize the truck and have an accurate picture of how your truck will be used
on the job.
Questions to ask:
Is your truck primarily a mobile workshop or hauler?
How much will it be used?
How many people will be using it?
Is it used at night?
How much time does it spend on the road and how frequently does it stop? Will it need to tow anything?
Building on the application, it is important to consider where the truck will be used. There are a variety of surfaces that trucks can run on, including unimproved roads, snow, mud, steep terrain, busy streets, and off-road. If you list all the locations, surfaces, climates, and conditions that will be encountered, you will be able to properly identify any special capabilities needed.
The third consideration is access. A truck that is difficult
to navigate and retrieve cargo from wastes time, thus lowering productivity. Access
is heavily influenced by application, industry, and cargo.
Questions to ask:
Where and how will materials and people move throughout the truck body day after day?
Do drivers need access to the cargo space from the cab, curb, or back of the truck?
Will users need to enter and exit frequently?
Will materials be transferred in and out of the truck bed? If so, how?
What will you be moving? Heavy equipment, bulk material, palleted goods, or something else?
Accurately determining load size plays a significant role in spec’ing the ultimate work truck, especially in selecting the right chassis. Every truck has a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), the maximum operating weight/mass of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer. It is important to consider and calculate everything that will add weight (the crew, their tools, cargo, any additional equipment, etc.). One of the most common errors made with spec’ing a work truck is getting a chassis with too small capacity. This results in costly losses in productivity and excess wear and tear on the vehicle.
Everything needs to be accounted for; everything needs a
place. List any additional equipment that will be needed on the work based on
the application, such as ladder racks, hoists, or cranes. Also, make sure to layout
and record any additional items that will be carried, such as liquids, spooled
materials, pipes, and bulky items.
It is important to be aware of and understand all the regulations that govern vehicle operation. They vary state to state but have a huge impact on the design and specs of a work truck
Choosing The Right Partner
Even though it is mentioned last, who you complete the
process with and choose as your partner is arguably the most important step in
the process. There are many companies that sell and install truck bodies; however,
the best ones work with you throughout the entire process to make sure you are
getting the perfect chassis with a service body customized to your specific
needs. Don’t spend too much time designing your work truck, let the dealers do
the work! This is where Fallsway comes in. With a consultative approach to
selling, we make sure to get to know you and your needs before we start
providing a solution. Enjoy experienced experts that are among the best in the
industry at solving problems and providing solutions. Trust Fallsway to spec your
ultimate work truck!
Looking to design and spec the ultimate work truck for your operation? Just have a question? Our experts are happy to help. Contact us today!
Fallsway Equipment specializes in providing custom solutions catered to your specific needs at our state-of-the-art facility in Akron. Representing the best manufacturers in the industry, including Reading for commercial truck bodies and Whelen for lighting, along with our team that has industry-leading experience, knowledge, and resources, you are guaranteed to get exactly what you need.
Truck-mounted forklifts, also known as piggyback forklifts are mounted on the back of a truck or trailer and load and unload materials from the trailer bed. A truck-mounted forklift is a valuable asset for any driver who handles materials from the back of their trailer. This equipment allows workers to manage worksites without a loading and unloading bay. They tend to be lighter and more agile compared to industrial forklifts.
At Fallsway Equipment we proudly supply two brands of truck-mounted forklifts in Manitou and Navigator.
Navigator truck-mounted forklifts offer a dynamic range of uses in various work environments. They have lifting capacities up to 6,500 lbs for handling larger materials when loading a back of a trailer.
Key Features Include
Highly maneuverable rear-wheel steer
Integrated counterweight, adding strength and capacity
Dynamic with options based on the application requirement
Engineered to be robust and reliable
Time-Tested, proven design
Manitou truck-mounted forklifts offer a simple and effection solution to your material handling. Designed for top performance on rough terrains and can reduce unloading times due to its robust telescopic boom!
Key Features Include:
Telescopic boom, capable of extended reaching
Compact and lightweight for easy transport
360-degree view with no blocked vision
High Traction and stability with extra-wide, lugged tires.
Both the Manitou and Navigator truck-mounted forklifts are great options to have for rough terrain environments. If you are undecided on which one would suit your business needs, give one of our experts a call to help you make a decision!
Jungheinrich EZS 7280NA: Electric Tow Tractor (Tugger)
With a compact durable design, the all-new 64,700 lb. capacity electric tow tractor from Jungheinrich is designed for towing heavy-duty loads in any industry. Enjoy a small turning radius, high performance when moving on ramps, an ergonomic workstation, corrosion protection, and energy efficiency while transporting heavy loads across the airport tarmac or industrial facility. Learn more about the Jungheinrich EZS 7280NA tugger and why it might be a great fit for your operation.
The EZS 7280NA reaches speeds of 15.5 mph (unloaded) and 7.5 mph (loaded). This allows your operators to quickly and effectively get where they need to go.
Designed to make life easy on your operators and save time, the touch mode feature makes it easy to attach and detach trailers.
Have ramps or inclines? No worry, the EZS 7280NA tows up to
9.5 tons, 21,000 lbs., on 10% grade ramps.
All parts and components are easily accessible; therefore,
it is easier and faster to service.
The Jungheinrich EZS 7280NA provides maximum productivity
without sacrificing safety.
Driver Visibility – Enjoy a clear driving view with minimal blind spots. Also, cutouts on the rear panel provide an excellent view of the coupling.
Automatic Parking Brake – The tow tractor and trailer are
secured automatically when it stops.
Hill-Start Assist – While on a ramp or incline, start
without any roll-back. Paired with anti-skid control (ASC), you are ensured
smooth, reliable acceleration in the toughest situations.
curveControl – This option automatically reduces speed while
turning corners avoids tipping and ensures control over the load.
The EZS 7280NA comes with proprietary 3-phase AC technology
from Jungheinrich, thus consumes less energy, extends the battery life, and
increases run times.
For 24/7 operations and high usage applications, the Jungheinrich EZS 7280NA has an XL option, which enables a larger battery size. As a result, there will be an increase in performance and energy efficiency.
Ergonomic workstation features several designs implemented
with the operator in mind, such as:
Automotive-style interior and operation with foot-pedal and adjustable steering column
Spacious cabin with an optimum all-round view, including great visibility of the coupling from the operator’s seat
Low entry step with level foot-well
Outlet vents that prevent fogging
Total Cost of Ownership
Across its product line, Jungheinrich implements productivity features, energy and awareness designs, ergonomics, and uptime to minimize the total cost of ownership. The Jungheinrich EZS 7280NA is no different. Save time and money with 1,000-hour service intervals.
If you are looking to take the total cost of ownership even lower, consider getting it with the lithium-Ion package.
Fast charging with no need for battery exchanges
Maintenance-free and no odors from gases or acidification
Longer service life
Charging can be interrupted at any time without damage to the battery
5-year battery warranty
Basic Capacity (lbs)
Length To Fork Face
Chassis Width (in)
Chassis Height (in) ¹
Gross Weight (lbs) ¹
EZS 7280 NA XL
Learn more about the Jungheinrich EZS 7280NA tugger and why it might be a great fit for your operation.
Quickly access the parts you need to keep your forklift fleet operating at its best through our online parts store. Whether you’re performing a tune-up, replacing a broken tail light, or rebuilding an engine you can quickly check part availability and pricing for over 4.2 million replacement parts, regardless of your forklift make and model. Streamlining your parts ordering allows you to spend less time maintaining your forklift fleet and more time running your business.
You are able to search by – Truck Model – Part Number – Product Catalog
In addition, you have access to OEM Parts Manuals.
Purchase parts online 24/7 View parts pricing and availability Search and view previous orders Manage purchases for all assets in your fleet Access parts orders and fleet information
Contact us today to take advantage of our online forklift parts store! It is quick and easy to get set up, and even quicker and easier to search for forklift parts.
Jungheinrich has done it again by introducing the world’s first reach truck with a fully integrated lithium-ion battery. The ETV 216i sit-down moving mast reach truck inspired by the previous ETV 2 series of reach trucks.
ETV 216i Features
Fast Lifting & Lowering
High Residual Capacities
Mast & Fork Tilt
360 Ah Integrated Lithium-ion Battery
Adjustable Armrest & Steering wheel
Storage Trays & Compartments
No battery exchanges
Maintenance-free with no odors from electrolyte leakage
5-year battery warranty
Longer service life and lower maintenance compared to lead-acid
You can interrupt the charge anytime without negative results
Reliability: The ETV combines a zero maintenance lithium-ion battery and added load stability due to its cabin design and counterweight to increase operator confidence and reduced down-times.
Ergonomics: Operators can work in comfort with the roomy compartment with plenty of legroom. The adjustable armrest and steering wheel position helps to support any operator during long shifts.
Operation: The compact design of the lithium-ion battery gives the operator increased visibility of the forks when lifting at higher heights.
Performance: Increased lifting and lowering speeds than conventional vehicles will increase productivity over time!
Fallsway Equipment Company is proud to announce that we have partnered with Rightline Equipment Inc. We are now an authorized distributor of Rightline forklift attachments in Akron, Canton, Youngstown and surrounding areas. Continue reading »