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Caterpillar Large Capacity Forklifts

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History of Forklifts
The technology of forklifts provides the capacity to easily transport bulky or heavy things across short distances. Forklifts are usually used in the daily operations of different types of businesses. Forklift design is always going through improvement as technology advances.

In the early part of the 20th century, at the start of the industrial period within America, the forklift was invented. A company called Clark made the very first truck tracker during 1917. It was developed for use within Clark's very own plant, but when others saw it they were really impressed with this lifting equipment, even though it was only capable of lifting loads just a few centimeters off the ground. The next year, Clark began marketing the trucks widely.

The early models were very basic. By 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 utilize. Pallets were developed as stackable surfaces on which to transport materials. This permitted bigger loads to be moved.

During WWII, more companies moved into the materials handling industry to handle increased demand. Businesses, like Hyster, went from making various types of equipment to manufacturing lift trucks. The United States Armed Forces increased demand for forklifts for the purpose of transporting military supplies to the frontlines. The demand for longer lasting electric models led to the development of forklifts which could last for eight hours.

During the course of their history, forklifts have considerably changed. Industries around the world need forklifts to lessen costs and increase production. Modern trucks are more comfortable and more productive and safer than their predecessors.

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