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Forklifts were developed in the early 20th century. It was a group effort to bring it where it stands today; Clark developed the transmission and Yale & Towne are credited with the hoist. The market did not take off until World War II when forklifts were needed to help in warehouses of supplies.
The design has changed throughout history to improve the efficiency. The truck is narrower to increase warehouse capacities, more ergonomic to reduce injuries and of course keep the operator comfortable when using. As safety standards change, so does the forklift. There are now emission standards, load back rests, guards over the heads of the operators and even national standards of safety specifically set for forklifts. They sure have come a long way since the original pallet truck!
• Read more about the Caterpillar Forklift Parts History here.
• If Clark is more your style, read more about the history of Clark Forklift Parts here.
• If newer trucks made by Crown are what you’re interested in, read more about Crown Forklift Parts History here.
• Toyota was founded 30 years before it produced its first forklift. Read more about the history of Toyota Forklift Parts here.
• Curious who founded Yale? (Hint: it was Linus Yale Jr.) Check out Yale Forklift Parts History here.
• The “Handy Andy” and “Handy Harry” are just a few developments in the history of Hyster. Read more about the history of Hyster Forklift Parts here.
• What heavy duty forklifts are most popular in ports around the world? Kalmar. Read more about Kalmar Forklift Parts history here.
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