Modern Materials Handling

Hydrostatic drive systems lasts six times longer on an oil change

Modern Material Handling, 2015 Casebook

Southeast Wood Treating, based in Montgomery, Ala., owns or operates treating plants in eight states and ships to more than 500 Lowe’s Home Improvement stores for Georgia Pacific. After purchasing 16 new lift trucks, the company saw increased productivity and efficiency while reducing costs for operations and labor.

The new lift trucks replaced units with more than 20,000 operating hours, according to Richard Queen, director of human resources for Southeast Wood Treating. “In some cases we had lifts that exceeded 25,000 hours,” he says. “Other lift truck brands we’ve had in the past would have to be traded out between 9,000 and 15,000 hours.” Read more...