Why Choose RICO?

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RICO supplies answers. That’s the main reason why people call us in the first place. The transition from an initial call to loyal customer is short when you discover that RICO earns its reputation as the industry’s premier specialty lift truck manufacturer. We have the staff and experience. We offer in-house design, building and support—a self-contained design and manufacturing experience …

Pre-engineering steps for every custom forklift

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It begins with a conversation… At RICO Lift Trucks, our material handling solutions pick up where others’ lift trucks leave off. When you’ve exhausted internal ideas, give us a call. Our custom engineered solutions have helped thousands of customers in a broad range of applications solve their specialized material handling issues. We provide custom lift trucks for the steel and …

Never Sacrifice Safety: Critical Factors for Lift Truck Selection

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There can be no “guesstimates.” Proper lift equipment selection can literally be a life-saving decision when it comes to worker safety. In addition, an improper lift selection can cause damage to product, the machinery and the workplace. An imbalanced lift truck is the number one cause of accidents when it comes to material handling according to OSHA studies of forklift-related accidents.1 For …

Don’t Turn Away Custom Business: Discover the Advantages of Solution-Based Selling

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Regret—it’s a sour, poignant feeling. You just watched the perfect selling opportunity walk out the door because your standard product line didn’t suit their material handling needs. Avoiding custom inquiries means you will miss the opportunity to solve a customer’s issues and build a strong, long-lasting business relationship. When standard doesn’t make sense, RICO has a solution for challenging material …

EX Truck Equipment: Key Features and Models

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Large scale, efficient production that involves hazardous materials or processes requires extra planning and specialized equipment. For example, traditional lift trucks aren’t designed and built for jobs in an area where fire or explosive hazards are a risk due to flammable gasses, vapors, liquids or ignitable dust or fibers. Depending on the hazardous location class designated to your work environment, …

Key Benefits of EX Lift Truck Rentals for Diverse Needs

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Sometimes it makes perfect sense to rent an Explosion Proof (EX) lift truck. You should always weigh the options with your company’s financial and operational needs in mind. Buying a new or pre-owned materials handling vehicle could be a wise investment too. When renting an EX lift truck, you can minimize the amount of downtime for your production floor via …

Custom Pallet Jack: Why It’s Sometimes the Best Truck Choice

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Pallet lift trucks, also known as pallet jacks, are one of the most universally used tools in industrial and manufacturing settings. Operated countless times daily, pallet trucks move material faster and help improve productivity and operational efficiency.   Traditional pallet trucks can have both a manual push and lift or an electric drive and a hydraulic lift. In the material storage …

Choosing the Right Custom Lift Truck Manufacturer

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Industrial applications can require specialized equipment to assure successful and incident free operation. When attempting to do a job with the wrong lift truck, productivity goes down, and the risk of injury and product or equipment damage goes up. Purchasing custom lift equipment can be a significant investment, but it will quickly pay dividends in efficiency, production, and the overall …

Die Cart: Customization Options

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Quick die change (QDC) systems are an essential lean manufacturing practice that can increase press uptime, lower costs per part, and help boost the return on investment for many manufacturers. Quick die change systems involve the planning and grouping of dies and presses in a uniform and organized way to maximize efficiency by reducing wasted time, movements and processes to …

RICO AND HYSTER-YALE GROUP COLLABORATE WITH EX LIFT TRUCK

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Medina, Ohio—April 8, 2019 With more than 30 years of experience and expertise in the Explosion Proof (EX) lift truck market, RICO Manufacturing, Inc. (RICO) has aligned with Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. (HYG) to convert their 6,000 lbs. capacity electric counterbalance lift truck to a certified RICO EX model. Available in both Hyster® and Yale® versions, this conversion …