Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Heavy Construction Equipment

Easy Rack knows customization is the key to safety, ergonomics, and success. There are so many different types of applications for heavy construction that the need to specialize and customize fork trucks, masonry tools, and skid-steers almost always presents itself on the job site.

Forklift Accessories
Forklifts attachments are OSHA compliant heavy construction equipment that turns forklifts into loading platforms. Standard safety platforms enable the forklift to reach over obstructions too high for scissor lifts and other heavy construction equipment. They provide much wider platforms than boom lifts, and they can be lifted more rapidly than scaffolding.

Skid-Steer Loading Products
These products let you customize your loading into a specialized piece of heavy construction equipment. Scoop and mix concrete mixers allow you to scoop up sand and gravel in the bucket position, then rotate for in-place concrete mixing. Hoppers are designed to clear debris from construction sites and landscaping projects. Root grapples and grapple buckets help landscaping crews to clear and prepare properties for a new look.

Masonry Construction Equipment
Easy Rack Masonry Equipment for Heavy Construction saves time and money for the time. Tools such as Mortar Buggies are an excellent way to move mortar into areas that cannot be accessed by forklifts. Brick Carts and Block Carts often save companies as much as 80% on labor cost to move brick and block. Nesting Forklift Mortar Tubs are easily to move, and they can be stacked stored with your forklift.

Heavy Construction Equipment Forks
You can equip your forklift or your skid-steer with many types of forks. Forks get damaged to the point that they need to be replaced. Easy Rack carries replacement forks in brick, block and general purpose styles. Each style is specially designed for the designated purposes. Over the bucket forks allow you to use your skid steer vehicle like a forklift. Another add on for your skid-steer is the fork frame attachment with bright red fork tips clearly visible for safety reasons, and a heavy duty tapered backstop that keeps the forks from swinging when picking up very heavy or odd sized loads.

Heavy construction equipment often has to be moved by an individual worker. In order to make this as ergonomic as possible, special tow, load, and hauling tools are strongly recommended, especially when moving heavy construction equipment that is bulky or manufactured with disproportionate dimensions. Load and tows reduce customer wait time, cut labor cost by helping workers get the job done in less time with little or no need for overtime, prevent back injury, and reduce damage to equipment. Ramps and steel loaded pins allow for easy and safe transportation via fork truck.

Easy Rack is your "One Stop Shop" for all types of forklift equipment and heavy duty construction equipment.

Hoist & Hook Attachments
Forklift Boom Attachments
Fork Lift Extensions
Fork Truck Platforms
Forklift Spreader Beams
Forklift Ram Attachment
Forklift Mounted Attachments
Fork Truck Hoppers

If you can not find what you are looking for contact us toll free at 1-888-776-3720 and we will provide a free quote or find it for you. Whether you are looking for new or used equipment, chances are we have it!

Our heavy duty material handing headquarters is located in Houston, Texas with stocking warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including Memphis, Tennessee, Baltimore, Maryland, Charlotte, N.C, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Seattle, Washington, Boston, Massachusetts, Denver, Colorado, Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky, Austin, Texas, San Antonio, TX, New Orleans, LA, Irving, Texas, Amarillo, TX, Dallas, TX, Brownsville, Texas, Grand Prairie, TX, Pasadena, Texas, Fort Worth, Texas., El Paso, Texas, New York NY, Miami Fl, Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, Ca, Phoenix, AZ, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL.

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Fork Lift Attachments Provide Material Handling Diversity & Mobility.

Forklift attachments from Easy Rack are designed to give any fork lift operator a greater variety of uses for lift trucks in both the warehouse and the loading dock area. Special fork lift hoppers, for example can be used to move large quantities of materials, and then used as a self dumping hopper. Forklift attachments include extended forks that are able to give greater support to larger objects when they need to be lifted, and specially shaped forks that allow you to carry particular loads such as 55 gallon oil drums or move snow with a plow attachment.

Other popular fork lift attachments from Easy Rack include:

Hoist & hook attachments

Fork Lift Boom Attachments

Fork Truck Platforms

Fork Lift Extensions

Fork Lift Ram Attachments

The majority of the fork lift attachments available from Easy Rack are designed to refine rather than to reinvent the forklift, and to make it a much more specialized tool that can perform jobs more accurately and more safely. Some items such as protective sleeves for a fork lift are simple plastic items that simply fit over the existing fork to remove the sharp edges and ensure that less damage or injury is caused should the forklift crash into any item or person.

The fact is that no matter what the kind of load you need to lift, there is a special adaptation or forklift extension attachment that can make the job easier. While the standard model of forklift is an extremely capable and versatile tool that offers plenty of value as part of your range of material handling equipment, the fact is that by giving it additional equipment to allow it to carry out a wider variety of roles within the warehouse or factory, you also extend the value that it offers to your business.

Easy Rack carries a wide variety of material handling equipment, commercial lighting, used pallet racks, and modular buildings installed nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-888-776-3720 and we will find it for you.

Our home office is located in Houston, Texas with regional distibution facilities located in all 50 States including New York NY, Los Angles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI.

Read our testimonials section or product reviews, visit our material handling blog to learn more about Easy Rack.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Easy Rack is a Houston Texas material handling solutions company!

What businesses can use bulk material handling equipment?
Any business that is involved in the production of items from raw materials needs to have a robust internal distribution system in place that can allow for efficient movement of things that are required from storage to the production area in the factory floor. at are needed in the factory.

What is the main benefit of bulk material handling equipment?
The main benefit of bulk materials handling equipment is to ensure that more items can be carried from storage to the factory at a lower cost without having a significant impact on safety. Fork lift trucks are often the basis for many of the innovative products that are available to handle raw materials, and there are a number of different fork lift attachments that can be fitted to the forks in order to make moving easier.

How important is the fork lift in moving bulk materials?
One of the most popular items of bulk materials handling equipment currently available is the standard fork mounted hopper that can be attached to the standard forks of a regular truck. Ideally, the hopper can be loaded with items for disposal by staff, or filled with raw materials in the warehouse before being carried on the forklift.

What is a fork lift hopper and how does it work?
There are a number of different fork lift hoppers available from East Rack that will enable you to carry goods around from one place to another. These steel dumping hoppers have been designed to carry different items safely, and are robust enough to ensure that they will not be damaged during normal use. There are self tipping hoppers available as well as units that have been specially designed to carry dust, liquid and powder type items without spilling or safety concerns.

Are all fork lift extensions created equal?
A wide variety of different fork lift extensions are such as drum lifters are available that allow your standard forklift to be adapted to carry specific items such as drums and bags. They can improve the way in which your forklift is utilized and ensure that its role is maximized wherever possible.

What other bulk material handling equipment is used routinely?

Other bulk materials handling equipment that is needed for the modern factory includes the whole range of cranes such as gantry cranes and jib cranes that are needed to lift and manipulate the heaviest items into place so that they can be worked with effectively.

Easy Rack is a Houston Texas material handling solutions company!
We can be reached by calling 713-553-1122 or by contacting us online. Operators are standing by to assist you and we welcome your business!

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Monday, October 1, 2007

Commercial Pallet Stackers & Pallet Trucks are affordable alternatives to expensive fork lifts.

Pallet stacker's are most commonly used for transporting a single pallet from the floor to a workspace. Pallet stackers have all the capacity that you need in order to move weights up to 4000 pounds depending on the exact model to select. Pallet stacking devices are flexible in use to carry a range of different commercial pallets and crates.

Commercial Pallet Stacker's are affordable alternatives to a fork lift truck in moving either pelleted loads or wooden crates around a warehouse or factory. It has a number of advantages over a larger and more expensive forklift, although there are also a number of deign limitations that restrict the range of its applications, and mean that it cannot be used as an exact alternative.

One of the unique factors that make these pallet stacker's such a useful addition to any warehouse is the fact that the forks are so adjustable. Featuring a standard size 4” wide fork that is 26” in length, they are designed to support a standard pallet base, but thanks to the fact that the separation of the forks can be set at anything between 8" and 37 ", it is possible to safely lift a massive range of different sized objects including crates and even drums.

Pallet stacker's have relatively small footprint making them easy to maneuver through rows and rows of warehouse shelving. Stacker's can be easily navigated through a tight space, and feature a set of heavy duty swivel casters and powered wheels. Power comes from on board batteries that can be charged through a standard AC supply, and will give enough charge to perform all the tasks that you ask of them. The key aspect of the electric pallet feature of these models is their low center of gravity and counter balanced weight system.

If you are considering adding a pallet truck or pallet stacker to your fleet of tools and equipment, we trust that you will contact the professionals at Easy Rack. We can be reached at 713-553-1122 or online at

We look forward to your call and the opportunity to assist you!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Fork Lift Extensions Provide Flexibility & Function To Any Size Fork Lift

Work Smart! Making the most effective use of existing tools and resources is the hallmark of prudent management, and this is nowhere more important than in a commercial warehouse environment. By investing in a set of fork lift extensions, you can increase the range of work that a single truck can perform.

Heavy and bulky materials can be extremely dangerous if moved with inadequate leverage or support provided by industrial fork lifts used with extensions. The first and most important use of these flexible tools is to increase the overall length of the lifting arms of the fork truck. You can add a maximum of 50% to the length of the forks, and this will allow your driver to carry much larger and bulkier loads with a standard forklift.

Extended forks mean that items that are loaded onto the truck are much more stable, and are a great deal less likely to tumble when they are being moved. By reducing the likelihood of items falling from the forklifts, you will be able to generally improve the overall safety of the working environment, and reduce the incidence of expensive accidents when items are dropped and damaged.

A wide variety of different fork lift extensions are available from Easy Rack, including specially shaped ones with either a circular or triangular profile. These extensions are designed to make carrying various loads much more stable. Rounded extensions ensure that hay bales and large rolls of material can be moved with ease, and effectively rule out the possibility of items rolling from a regular stock flat fork. With Easy Rack triangular extensions fitted to a forklift, almost any oddly shaped item can be carried securely with ease.

Click here to read more about Fork Lift Accessories, Pallet Truck Accessories, Commercial Lighting or Industrial Warehouse Shelving. Your friends at Easy Rack are standing by to answer questions and work tirelessly to earn your business! Call 713-533-1122 and see what others have found out about working with a professional organization.

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