Caterpillar Large Capacity Forklifts
History of Forklifts
Forklift technology provides the capacity to move bulky or heavy objects easily across short distances. Forklifts are commonly utilized in the every day operations of various types of businesses. Forklift design is always going through improvement as technology advances.
The forklift was invented during the early 20th century at the beginning of the industrial period in America. A company called Clark manufactured the very first truck tracker during the year 1917. It was developed for use within Clark's very own plant, but when other people saw it they were impressed with this lifting equipment, even though it was just capable of lifting loads a few centimeters off the ground. The next year, Clark started to market the trucks widely.
The early models were extremely basic. By the year 1920, hydraulics was incorporated into the design. In the year 1923, Yale Baker developed an electric powered model with a ratchet and pinion system that cost a lot less to operate. Pallets were developed as stackable surfaces on which to transport supplies. This permitted bigger loads to be moved.
To deal with the increased demand, more businesses moved into the material handling industry in World War II. Companies, like Hyster, went from manufacturing other types of machinery to producing lift trucks. The U.S. Armed Forces increased demand for forklifts for the reason of transporting military materials to the frontlines. The demand for longer lasting electric models led to the development of forklifts which could last for eight hours.
Forklifts have changed significantly through the course of their history. Industries around the globe require forklifts to increase production and lessen expenses. Modern trucks are safer, more comfortable and more productive compared to their predecessors.
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