Ergonomic Principles of Forklift Design Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs are taking ergonomics principles more seriously than ever.

Local Companies

Adapt Financial Services
(518) 766-4006
10 Kids Ln
Castleton On Hudson, NY
Cbi Leasing
(518) 459-8480
125 Wolf Rd Ste 111
Albany, NY
Pound Ridge Equipment Rental
(914) 666-8304
353 Adams St
Bedford Hills, NY
Supply America
(631) 285-7415
2511 Middle Country Rd
Centereach, NY
360 Leasing Corp
(631) 423-5858
1055 E Jericho Tpke
Huntington, NY
Saratoga Rowing Center Inc
(518) 584-7844

Saratoga Springs, NY
Northeastern Leasing & Finance Corp
(716) 773-2044
2695 Grand Island Blvd
Grand Island, NY
Hudson Genl Svces Div
(718) 656-6555
Jfk Airport
Jamaica, NY
Georgetown Leasing
(718) 431-0125
170 E 4th St
Brooklyn, NY
Rent-A-Center
(631) 665-0500
571 E Main St
Bay Shore, 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
- Green Home Improvement Products Saratoga Springs NY
As interest in the environment grows, it's hard to turn on the television without seeing a story that offers advice on how consumers can go green. But while it's true that every little bit helps, there are no quick fixes on the road to sustainability. This is especially true in home building.
- Forklift Operation Saratoga Springs NY
- Drape Wall and Cloak Wall Saratoga Springs NY
- FHA Design and Construction Saratoga Springs NY
- How to Choose a Grout Vibrator Saratoga Springs NY
- Framing a Pergola Saratoga Springs NY
- Forklift Maintenance Tips Saratoga Springs NY
- Hand-Held Power Saws Saratoga Springs NY
- Graphisoft EcoDesigner Saratoga Springs NY
- How Masonry Buildings Resist Earthquakes Saratoga Springs NY