Explosion Proof Enclosures for EX Forklifts

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EX Enclosures are an integral part of the explosion proof lift truck design. But why? What do these enclosures do? If you have read our previous blogs, you know that a certified EX rated lift truck is a special model which has been designed, constructed, assembled and certified by a certified testing lab (UL, Factory Mutual, etc.) such that its …

Explosion Proof Lift Truck Components

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When you purchase an Explosion Proof (EX) lift truck, you are trusting that the vehicle is built with quality, compliant components that are then tested as a full system. These components are crucial to the integrity of a piece of equipment that is certified to operate in a hazardous environment. You may have asked yourself, “What are these components that …

EE vs. EX Rated Lift Trucks—What’s the Difference?

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Safety—it is a cornerstone focus of every successful organization for the wellbeing of employees and building. Forklift safety starts with the vehicle itself and it is important to know the difference of electric forklift ratings operating in any manufacturing environment. Electric powered lift trucks are not one size fits all. The environment in which a forklift operates decides the forklift …

Explosion Proof Classifications—What do they Mean?

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An area in your facility has been classified as a hazardous location and you need an Explosion Proof lift truck, now what? It is important to understand what the hazardous classification means to the safety of your employees and the confidence of having quality, certified equipment for the environment. An EX forklift manufacturer cannot classify a hazardous area. Only an …

Need Custom Lift Trucks? Single Dealer Partnerships Ensure Trust and Commitment

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A singular focus produces outstanding results. Our philosophy at RICO to pursue single-dealer partnerships is the key to our longevity in providing specialized, heavy duty, custom lift trucks for industrial and institutional purposes. We have a vested interest in our vehicle and its results to satisfy the customer, whether for heavy lifting, narrow aisle maneuvering or explosion-proof equipment for more …

RICO COVID-19 Updates

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RICO Manufacturing wants to keep you informed about steps we are taking to meet the challenge of COVID-19 to advocate good health and safety. March 23, 2020 RICO Manufacturing will remain open and operational. CEO Dave Mueller’s addressed a letter to RICO employees outlining RICO’s qualifications to maintain our normal work schedule while following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines …

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 …