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forklift overhead guards

Forklift overhead guards – order online

Forklift overhead guards are very important safety devices which are used on every forklift.  When damaged, they need to be replaced.  Intella Liftparts offers competitive pricing on new and used forklift overhead guards.  We can offer new overhead guards at competitive prices AND we can provide used overhead guards.

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Used forklift overhead guards come from forklifts which are retired and being “scrapped” for parts.  Often these forklifts will be too costly to maintain but the overhead guard still will be in good condition.  Do you need to obtain a price on a used forklift overhead guard?  Please provide the make, model, and serial number from your forklift.  That information can be found on the forklift data tag.   Once you have that information, please call us at 616-796-1288 or email us with the information.

 

 

 

OSHA has a number of rules on forklift overhead guards which can be found here.  The short answer is that OSHA requires overhead guards on forklifts and it’s not acceptable to remove the overhead guard permanently.  The general rule of thumb for OSHA requirements on safety items on forklifts is this:  if the safety device was included on the forklift when it was originally manufactured, that safety device needs to stay on the forklift and shouldn’t be removed.

 

Need any of these overhead guards?  We can help.  Used overhead guards are priced on an as-needed basis, availability often changes quickly.  Hyster 1599204, Hyster 1599205, Hyster 1599203, Toyota 51601-U2162-71, Yale 550046736.

 

Below is a photo of a used overhead guard we recently sold.  As you can see, there’s a bit of rust on the top but it’s still perfectly suitable.  The price of this OHG new was over $4000!  This used forklift overhead guard sold for around half–$2200.00

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Example of a used overhead guard sold by Intella

 

Common questions about forklift overhead guards:

Question: Can I replace my forklift overhead guard with any forklift overhead guard?  Are they universal?

Answer:  No.  Each forklift overhead guard is custom designed to the make and model of each particular forklift.

 

Question:  Can I replace only certain components of the overhead guard?  For example, I just want to replace one leg of the overhead guard.

Answer:  Usually no, unless the manufacturer designed it that way.  A few manufacturers design their forklift overhead guards to bolt together: the four legs are bolted to a top ‘ceiling’ frame.  It’s a great design because it’s simple to replace one leg in the future but unfortunately most forklift manufacturers built their overhead guards as one welded piece and you have to replace the entire overhead guard.

 

Question:  are aftermarket forklift overhead guards available?

Answer:  We offer a few aftermarket forklift overhead guards.  They are rare and if you are looking to save money on a replacement overhead guard, a used overhead guard is often the best option.

 

Question:  How much do forklift overhead guards cost?

Answer:  New forklift overhead guards range from around $1200 – $3000, depending on the size of the forklift and the brand of the forklift.  Used forklift overhead guard prices depend on availability, age, and brand of the forklift but they are typically half or two-thirds the price of new.  Contact us at 616-796-1288 and we can help with your forklift overhead guard problem!

 


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Forklift backup cameras @ ProMat 2015

Day four!  Final day.  It could be argued that ProMat could simply be a 3 day show.  The fourth and final day lacks the energy of the first 2 days as exhibitors are worn out, and traffic in general is significantly lighter.  As an exhibitor, we tend to walk the show on Thursday simply because the traffic at our own booth is very light.

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Thursday, the slowest day of the ProMat show

 

We had the following goals at ProMat 2015:  first, introduce our new products lines: forklift backup cameras, ATIB Chargers, BlueSpot(R) Safety light, and LED work lights.  Our second goal was to find new customers.  On both points we succeeded in a big way.  ProMat is the largest material handling show of its kind in North America.  One could argue that there are a number of exhibitors which have nothing to do with forklifts, and that’s true.  However, the crowd is so large it dwarfs any other event out there.  Over 40,000 end users, over 3,000 forklift dealers…show me another event where 3,000 forklift dealer personnel are attending–yep, there isn’t one.

A big hit at the show was our new product line of forklift backup cameras.  We entered this market about a year ago; our product line includes wired and wireless forklift camera systems, along with a variety of monitors.  They help operators see what’s behind them before they back up.

 

Wired forklift camera systems start at $499.00 / wireless forklift camera systems start at $599.00

 

Forklift backup cameras
Intella’s line of forklift back up cameras help operators see what’s behind them!

 

 

 


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