Ergonomic Principles of Forklift Design Mastic NY

An aching back, strained muscles, and stiff joints are just a few symptoms of fatigue a forklift operator might accumulate in a day of sitting or standing, wrestling a steering wheel, operating hydraulic controls, and climbing on and off the forklift. That's why forklift designers in Mastic are taking ergonomics principles more seriously than ever.

Local Companies

Trac Lease Inc
(212) 986-3388
633 3rd Ave
New York, NY
Eldan Rent A Car
(212) 629-6090
1114 Quentin Rd
Brooklyn, NY
Cavin Leasing Corp
(631) 265-7760
29 Oak Run
Stony Brook, NY
Paula's Rentals
(607) 835-6495

Cortland, NY
Woodhill Capital Corp
(716) 634-5316
13 S Cayuga Rd
Buffalo, NY
Atlas Capital
(212) 986-3388
633 3rd Ave
New York, NY
Sparrow Construction Corp
(718) 798-9041
3743 White Plains Rd Frnt 1
Bronx, NY
Collateral Mortgage Capital Llc
(585) 383-5570
70 Linden Oaks
Rochester, NY
C & L Leasing
(516) 746-6102
361 E Broadway
Long Beach, NY
Ontario Credit Corp
(315) 432-0040
7037 Fly Rd
East Syracuse, NY

Provided By:

By Stephani L. Miller

An aching back, strained muscles, and stiff joints are just a few symptoms of fatigue a forklift operator might accumulate in a day of sitting or standing, wrestling a steering wheel, operating hydraulic controls, and climbing on and off the forklift. And because materials handling productivity is not only a function of the machine, but also of the operator, when the body starts to slow, load-moving efficiency can decline.

That's why ergonomics has become a more prominent focus in forklift design, with manufacturers developing more features that aim to increase comfort and reduce operator fatigue. “Making the truck comfortable for the operator is very important for two reasons: to make him more comfortable and to make him more productive for the company owners,” says Geoff Beale, sales director for forklift manufacturer Hyster USA.

Most manufacturers have incorporated ergonomic principles into forklifts in the areas of cab design, placement of driving and lift controls, and isolation of noise and vibration.

Ergonomically designed and placed controls, supportive operator chairs, and cabs that are easy to climb in and out of can make running a forklift more comfortable for operators and in turn can keep productivity up.

“In lumberyard applications, it's not unusual at all for the operator to get on and off the truck frequently” during a shift to check bar codes and load positioning, explains Jerry LaHood, prod...

Click here to read full article from Pro Sales Magazine

Related Articles
- How to Choose a Grout Vibrator Mastic NY
Using a puddling stick to consolidate grout is no longer acceptable in most building codes. Changing codes now require that grout pours greater than 12 inches be both consolidated and reconsolidated by mechanical vibration.
- Forklift Maintenance Tips Mastic NY
- Hand-Held Power Saws Mastic NY
- Green Home Improvement Products Mastic NY
- Drape Wall and Cloak Wall Mastic NY
- Graphisoft EcoDesigner Mastic NY
- How Masonry Buildings Resist Earthquakes Mastic NY
- Framing a Pergola Mastic NY
- Forklift Operation Mastic NY
- FHA Design and Construction Mastic NY