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Fallsway Equipment has been part of the Akron community since 1959. Learn about the latest news and recent events at Fallsway Equipment.

Snorkel Aerial Equipment

Snorkel aerial lift scissor lift boom lift

Who is Snorkel?

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 Equipment

Snorkel has a wide range of equipment based on your specific needs and application.

Snorkel scissor lift aerial lift

Scissor Lifts

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.

Snorkel Boom Lifts Aerial Equipment

Boom Lifts

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.

Contact Fallsway today to learn how your operation can benefit from the high-quality materials and ergonomic designs only offered by Snorkel.

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Truck Mounted Forklifts

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

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

Navigator Truck Mounted Forklift loading back of a trailer
  • 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

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!

Manitou Truck Mounted Forklift mounted on the back of a trailer

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!

Click here to contact one of our Truck Mounted Forklift specialists and get a quote started!

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Online Forklift Parts Store

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.

Search Options:

You are able to search by
– Truck Model
– Part Number
– Product Catalog

In addition, you have access to OEM Parts Manuals.

Site Features:

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.

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Jungheinrich ETV: First Reach Truck with Lithium-Ion

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
  • Color Display

Lithium-Ion Advantages:

  • Fast Charging
  • 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!

Want to learn more about the new Jungheinrich ETV 216i sit-down moving mast reach truck with fully integrated lithium-ion battery? Contact us for more information!

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Fallsway Partners with Rightline Equipment Attachments

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 »

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What to Know When Buying Forklift Tires

Today, fleet owners are offered a large variety of types, sizes, and application-specific lift trucks that serve a specific purpose. Equipment choice ultimately factors into the overall throughput, efficiency, and safety of the operation. When it comes down to it, the choice of tires for the forklift can be one of the most influential factors in efficiency and operating costs for that machine at the application. Here are some of the key points when picking the right forklift tires:

Cushion or Pneumatic Forklift Tires?

The type of tires your forklift has been specifically designed for the surface that the machine will be operating most efficiently on, so choosing the right tire will impact your machine’s maximum performance.

  • Cushion Forklift Tires
    These forklift tires should only be operated on smooth concrete surfaces, most commonly at indoor working facilities, and are typically smaller than comparable capacity pneumatic models.
  • Pneumatic Forklift Tires
    Forklift with pneumatic tires can work indoors and on outdoor surfaces like blacktop, stone, or dirt, but not on rough terrains like fields or severely unsurfaced lots. These tires have a wider versatility of where they can be operated on, thus giving them higher resale value.

Tire Tread & Profile Style

Not only are there different types of forklift tires, but there are also different treads and profile styles you can get with your forklift. Depending on the application it is driven on, the terrain will affect the tread or profile style you may need. Available options include:

  • Smooth Tires – Typically for dry indoor applications and all steer axles.
  • Traction Tires – A general-purpose use in a wide variety of forklift applications.
  • Grooved Tires – Designed for larger-capacity trucks where loads and operating conditions are extreme.
  • Wide-Track Traction Tires – All-season indoor or outdoor use forklift tire.

The quality and consistency of material are also major factors when determining tire performance. If you want your tires to last longer and perform better, determine the correct tread and profile style for maximum efficiency.

For help with selecting the right forklift tires for your application, contact us at 330-633-6000.

Originally published 7/20/2018
Updated 5/21/2019

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How to Prevent Forklift Abuse

With the high cost of forklift repairs, you can reduce the amount of money spent on your equipment and the amount of machine downtime at your facility by following our forklift abuse prevention tips.

  • Poor Floor Conditions
    • Always be on the lookout for debris such as wood, plastic wrap, twine, and branding.
    • If debris is blown into the engine compartment, it can have costly effects on the cooling system, radiator and cause axle damage, as well as engine failure.
    • Solution: Dedicate time to cleaning up around the facility and, as an operator, be cautiously on the lookout for debris.
  • Improper Operating Practices
    • Congested working areas can cause impact damage to products, lift trucks, and your facility. This impact includes damage to the forklift tires, wheels, body panels, frame parts, forks, attachments, and the load backrest.
    • Never practice “bulldozing” or pushing pallets across the floor because this results in premature tire wear and transmission damage.
    • Always know your machines capabilities so you don’t lose control of your forklift and cause product damage or personal injury.
    • Solution: Assure that every operator has been through operator training and understands how to use their machine correctly.
  • Unsafe Lifting & Traveling Speeds
    • Always reduce your speed while lifting any type of load. Tip-overs can result from raising heavy loads while traveling too fast.
    • Do not “floor” your forklift around the facility because unsafe traveling speeds can result in serious damage or injury.
    • Solution: Keep it slow when raising heavy loads and slow down around corners. We also recommend sounding your horn so you are known.
  • Incorrect Equipment
    • The wrong equipment for the job can cause premature wear and system failures. Proper equipment can help ensure efficient forklift operation and performance which means overall lower maintenance cost.
    • Know the difference between correct and incorrect tires to use because the wrong tires can cause major maintenance expenses.
    • Solution: If you are not sure about what type of equipment or forklift tires you need, contact Fallsway.

Whether your team needs training, assistance in finding the right forklift for your project or anything in between, give the experts at Fallsway a call at 855-662-8379 to get started today.

Originally published 11/9/2016
Updated 5/7/2019

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Jungheinrich EKM: Small Parts Order Picker

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Designed to be an alternative to a traditional ladder, the new Jungheinrich EKM 202 small parts order picker is a must-have. This forklift is typically used in applications that require order picking without a pallet, light maintenance, or retail outlets. But what makes the EKM unique to other Jungheinrich order pickers?

Ergonomics:

Jungheinrich EKM 202 Small Parts Order Picker

This Jungheinrich EKM 202 is equipped with many features that benefit the operator’s comfort and safety. The EKM comes with a generous workstation that provides the operator comfort while driving and standing sideways to remove goods. The stand-on platform can be freely selected with the equipped sensor mat on the floor, providing maximum mobility in the workstation area. There is also an easy-to-use travel switch located on the right handles thumb position. While operating the EKM small order picker, the operator will feel safe and comfortable.

Productivity:

Jungheinrich EKM 202 Small Parts Order Picker at Ground Level

To make your job easier while operating, the EKM comes with a variety of options. The AC drive has a max speed of 5 mph to get you between jobs faster. It comes with two sorts of trays, a lower and upper tray for added storage and working space. Additionally, with the maintenance-free, 192-amp-hour battery, you’ll experience less downtime and more usage out of your machine. And when you run out of battery, connect the onboard charger to the closest wall outlet for an easy charge.

Awareness:

Elevated Jungheinrich EKM 202 Small Parts Order Picker

The Jungheinrich EKM has many factors that increase the operator’s awareness while on the job. The sturdy mast gives the order picker added stability even at max heights. The operator can feel safe in the compartment with automatic closing doors so the operator can only lift the platform when closed. Another great feature with this forklift is the adjustable storage tray that can add extra visibility and additional comfort while at elevated heights.


Want to learn more about the Jungheinrich EKM 202 small order picker? Contact us at 855-662-4379 for a quote!

Updated 5/23/2019

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Articulating Boom Crane Inspections

Articulating boom crane inspections are necessary to ensure the proper operation and safety of machinery for the operators. To ensure proper working conditions, the NTEA and OSHA recommend using an articulating boom crane inspection checklist. Due to the danger associated with lifting large weights when the cranes are not properly maintained, this inspection checklist increases your operators’ safety, their confidence and your company’s negligence protection.

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Emissions Testing & Standards for Indoor Forklift Applications

When utilizing LP, gas and diesel forklifts for indoor applications, there is a high risk of dangerous emissions with fuel burning. That risk quickly increases when the building where you’re using the forklift is not up-to-date with ventilation requirements.

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