What is now the Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA) was first established in 1918 as the Towmotor Manufacturing Company by Lester M. Sears. It was known for its diversity and innovation, offering 37 different models of forklifts and being the first manufacturer to use hydrostatic transmission (called Towmostatic) on its trucks. In 1964 it also introduced a four-piece mast called the quadmast, never before seen in the forklift industry. From 1965 to 1992, the company underwent multiple ownership changes. It was first bought out entirely by the Caterpillar Tractor Company, founded in 1890 by Benjamin Holt and Daniel Best to produce farming tractors. It was purchased in 1992 in part by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to create the MCFA. Production for Caterpillar is currently based in Texas and the Japan.
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Lighting on a forklift is essential for the safety of the forklift, its driver, and its surroundings, including any other workers or pedestrians in the vicinity of the forklift. OSHA states that forklifts must be equipped with headlights where lighting is less than two lumens per square foot. For an easier explanation, forklifts should have headlights if working at night or outdoors. A major factor to accidents in the workplace is due to blind spots between pedestrians and forklifts. This risk is only increased in a fast-paced workplace. Additional lighting such as strobe lights are not required but can greatly reduce the possibility of injury due to accident. At Intella, we sell only the highest quality lights to keep your workplace safe.