Revamping Your Forks on a Budget

There are many reasons that a logistics operation like yours might want to increase your forklift’s capabilities – maybe you’re handling new, more difficult material, or maybe you’re just getting a lot more business these days (what a happy problem) but you can’t justify the cost of a brand new forklift.

If your machine is in good working order but you need wider or longer forks to get the loading jobs finished, consider Medlin’s Fork Extensions.  There is a lot to love about this product!

First of all, it gives you plenty of flexibility when it comes to pallet sizes – no more wasting time shifting product from manufacturer pallets that don’t fit your forks to your standard supply, and no more hunting for material handling options for distributors and manufacturers that ship using platforms you can’t easily handle.  Simply put your forks through the extension’s stirrup, lay the extension down and voila!  You can handle anything.

If you’re working with particularly large or oddly shaped pallets and need to extend your forks by greater than 1.5 their current length, we have extensions that can handle that, too, by providing optional reinforcement to turn a forklift of any machine size into one that can handle a pallet of any shape.

Considering that brand new 5,000 lb. forklift machines can range from $20,000 to $25,000 (that doesn’t even count the battery and the charger) and even buying used can still cost you well above $15,000 (depending on the make and model of the lift) our extensions make more sense than ever.  As long as you’ve got a working forklift, you’ll save more than 95% over the cost of replacing it by outfitting your current machines with our fork extensions.

There are other great advantages to our fork extensions, as well – like all of our products, Medlin extensions are made from the finest quality and highest strength materials.  We make fork extensions from heavy duty steel channel, as opposed to other manufacturers that often skimp on quality by using formed flat bar (which can bend easily and don’t provide a great fit for all forks.)

Also, you never have to worry about paying more than you need to for a product that won’t suit all of your needs.  Medlin creates all of our fork extensions on a customer to customer basis, meaning that no matter what custom-tailored size you need, we are sure to have the right tool for your job.

Here is the bottom line:  If you need to maximize your forklift operation’s capacity, you don’t need to break the bank buying a brand new lift.  You can get the versatility, quality and capability you are looking for with a Medlin fork extension.  For more information, visit our fork extension products page to shop around, or contact us anytime.  We are looking forward to serving your needs!

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