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Electric Forklifts: The Winning Option for Businesses

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As technology continues to improve, many businesses are looking to make the switch to electric forklifts and vehicles or add them to their current fleet. Electric forklifts and other electric vehicles have many advantages, which makes them an excellent fit for warehouses and businesses.  

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Improving Productivity With a Forklift Sideshifter

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In many cases, a base model of some equipment or other cannot handle every single job that you'd like it to in the normal course of business. That's why manufacturers make attachments. Whether it's a vacuum cleaner that needs to clean the rugs, plus freshen up the drapes and furniture, or a forklift that has multiple functions in your operation, attachments are made for specific jobs. Whether you are in distribution, warehousing, agriculture, oil, aerospace or other applications, increasing productivity every day is what keeps a company competitive. Using the correct forklift attachments to boost capacity makes sense to the bottom line. 

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The Benefits of Reach Trucks in Warehousing

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The Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact in many ways on the world and the way it does business, but even before people were encouraged to do their shopping from home, consumers had already made a mark on e-commerce. Now, after more than a year of pandemic purchasing, e-commerce is up 42% compared to 2019 and American online shoppers are expected to spend $1 trillion online in 2022. For those in the material handling and distribution center space, this translates to a much higher load coming in and going out of warehouses.  

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Electric Forklifts - The Cost Saving Investment

Electric Forklifts - The Cost Saving Investment

Some trends in the material handling industry seem to come and go, but one "newish" trend that has stood the test of time is using electricity to power forklifts and other material handling equipment. Although engineers started tinkering around with building an electrically-powered piece of equipment that could be described as a forklift in 1923, it was decades before electrical forklifts and other material handling equipment became truly standard in the industry. Interestingly enough, according to the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association, electric forklifts comprise the majority of new forklifts bought in the last 10 years. How's that for an upward trend? 

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Why Madland Got into the Diesel Fleet Business

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At Madland Toyota-Lift, our business decisions are driven in large part by our customer-centric goals. Our main objective is to provide top-of-the-line, hassle-free products, and services for our customer partners. As such, it only makes sense to add a diesel service and repair division to our operating model. We are happy to announce that Madland Diesel Fleet Services, a Cummins and Capacity dealer, is now open for business. 

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Picking the Right Forklift for Your Application

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From startups to well-established companies, equipment costs can eat up a large part of the budget. The professionals at Madland Toyota-Lift can provide direction when companies make a decision on the right forklift fit for every type of material handling endeavor. With many application uses to choose from, Toyota forklifts run the equipment gamut and decision makers will want to choose the best fit with the highest ROI when it's time to invest. From reach trucks to full-on forklifts to the pallet jack, Toyota has something for everyone.

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Narrow Aisle Warehouse Solutions - The Right Size For Any Job

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We are all adapting to our new normal since the onset of COVID 19. With E-Commerce booming, warehouse and distribution centers are having to assess their operations and methods of handling inventory. They are having to transform their warehouse space to maximize storage and accessibility. As a result, warehouses are turning to longer and more narrow aisles, making handling material a challenge. With a number of warehouses and distribution centers opting for these narrow aisles, there is a greater need for equipment that can maneuver within these tighter spaces. Madland Toyota-Lift is ready for the challenge and understands the importance of helping you choose the proper equipment to maximize and optimize your warehouse space.

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Electric, (CNG), (LPG) or Diesel Powered Forklift? Determining the Best Forklift Fuel Type for Your Business’s Workplace

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Picking the Best Forklift Fuel Type

Have you ever wondered which forklift fuel type is the most beneficial for your business operation? Electric, (LPG),or Diesel? This can become an ambitious task especially, when weighing in all the various variables needing consideration when making an informed decision in choosing the best lift truck power option for your business operation over another. So if you're in the market for a new or used forklift or you are just looking to read up on best options for down the road our forklift specialists here at Madland Toyota Lift are always here to help you make an informed decision.

To answer the question of which fuel type would be best for you, you first need to examine and define your current and future application requirements. Such as what types of working environments will your material handling equipment operate in? Will you be expanding in the near future? Are you looking to require used equipment? 

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So You Want to Buy a Used Forklift: A Comprehensive Guide

So You Want to Buy a Used Forklift: A Comprehensive Guide


To the untrained eye, buying a used forklift may seem like an economically smart option. And for the most part, it is. But, if you don't know your stuff, buying used could end up being less cost-effective than just buying new to begin with.

But don't worry — with the right knowledge, you can still get your bang for your buck. The real risk isn't in buying used, but instead in buying uninformed. That's why we're here to help you make a used forklift purchase that you can count on. By following our guide to buying used, you can trust any purchase you make to be a good one. 

At Madland, our sales professionals are here to perform free site surveys by appointment if there is anything in question.

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The 4-1-1 on Utilizing Section 179 for Forklift & Equipment Purchases in 2020

The 4-1-1 on Utilizing Section 179 for Forklift & Equipment Purchases in 2020


Have you been contemplating the purchase of new material handling equipment? What about replacing outdated office equipment or computer hardware? Have you been putting off making improvements to your facility that could improve your operations because you aren't sure that doing so would fit within your budget? If so, then now may be the perfect time to make those investments and take advantage of the Section 179 tax deduction made available to small and mid-sized businesses.


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Do You Need A Heavy-Duty Forklift?

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As the owner or decision maker at your company, you already know that hiring the right personnel for a specific job is of utmost importance. You want someone who is capable of mastering – or someone who has already mastered – the particular parameters of that job. Did you know the same is true for your material handling and distribution center equipment?

Taking the time to understand exactly what you need in your equipment will help boost your productivity, efficiency and, best of all, have a positive impact on your bottom line. When choosing the right forklift for the job, you should always choose a forklift that is capable of more than what you expect to be lifting – that way you won't be caught short and you'll be promoting safety, as well.

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Aerial Lifts Are the Way to Get the Reach You Need

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We all have tasks to get done that are out of reach - literally. Aerial lifts offer great solutions to those "hard to get to" maintenance, cleaning and construction jobs. Aerial lifts come in all shapes and sizes to get the job done. Let's explore the different types of aerial lifts and applications best suited for the different types.

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Madland Is Your New “Hookup” For Yard Spotter Support

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You already know that yard trucks are ideal for moving trailers around distribution centers, transfer stations, truck terminals, agricultural areas and more. But what you did not know is that Madland Toyota-Lift is your Central California aftermarket support center for specialized diesel yard trucks. Madland now offers repair service, planned maintenance, replacement parts and rentals of yard spotter equipment.

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It’s The New Year! What Are Your 2020 Material Handling Needs?

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As we leave the 2010s behind and go forth into the 2020s, it may be a good time to not only think about personal New Year's resolutions, but also to make plans about your business. Are you maximizing your options to achieve your goals? Is it time to consider some changes in order to be a leader in your field? What are some of the important items to put on – and check off – your list? Material handling equipment runs the gamut from forklifts, narrow aisle equipment and pallet jacks to industrial floor cleaning, aerial lifts, yard trucks and utility vehicles.

It may seem obvious to you, but in the hurry of day-to-day business, some important factors that lead to optimizing your business can get overlooked. Let's take a look at a few of them.

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Using the Section 179 Tax Deduction to Benefit You

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As a business owner or supervisor, you've spent plenty of time trying to find ways to help the company maximize its resources and be more efficient with costs. As we come up to tax season, you may be looking for ways to lessen your tax burden and put more cash back into the business. For many, Section 179 of the IRS tax code is a way to do both.

Although Section 179 has been around for quite a few years and has undergone changes during that time, that main gist of Section 179 stays the same: It allows qualifying businesses to deduct the full purchase price of new and used equipment for the year it was purchased, rather than using the standard depreciation method. This change to the tax code was intended to help businesses invest more heavily into purchasing and leasing equipment and other qualifying items to improve the business. 

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Getting Motivated About Motive Power

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It's your job to ensure that your facility, equipment and resources are being managed at the highest level possible for maximum efficiency and productivity. As part of that role, you have to pay attention to every detail – even down to the batteries that are running the fleet and equipment.

There are many choices out there when choosing the proper batteries for the job and at Madland Toyota-Lift, we stock plenty of options and our professional staff can help you decide which battery will be your top solution. We have a wide variety of battery and charger solutions for forklifts, aerial, pallet jacks, stock pickers and more across many industries, including aviation and aerospace, construction, commercial and retail, warehousing and distribution.

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Win-Win Pallet Jack Sales Event For Your Productivity and Efficiency

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Are you looking for a budget-friendly option to move large amounts of product through your warehouse in a fast, easy and efficient way? Then look no further because at Madland Toyota-Lift, we are offering a great electric pallet jack sales event. For just $3,999* through Oct. 31, you can buy the Toyota 8HBW23 electric pallet jack from the world's number one material handling equipment manufacturer, Toyota.

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Toyota Order Pickers Take It To The Next Level

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At Madland Toyota-Lift, we know productivity, safety and exceeding financial projections are at the top of your list. Did you know that order picking takes up 50-75% of warehouse operating costs? We've got the expertise and the equipment to help you make sure order picking costs don't sabotage your bottom line goals, while maintaining safety as a priority.

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