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History of Forklifts
The technology of forklifts provides the capacity to easily move heavy or bulky items across short distances. Forklifts are commonly used in the daily operations of various kinds of businesses. Forklift design is always going through improvement as technology advances.

The forklift was invented during the early part of the 20th century at the beginning of the industrial era in America. A company known as Clark manufactured the very first truck tracker in 1917. It was developed for use within Clark's very own plant, but when other individuals saw it they were really impressed with this lifting machinery, even though it was only capable of carrying loads a few centimeters off the ground. The following year, Clark started advertising the trucks widely.

The early models were extremely basic. By 1920, hydraulics was integrated into the design. During the year 1923, Yale Baker developed an electric powered model with a pinion and ratchet system that cost less to utilize. Pallets were developed as stackable surfaces on which to move materials. This permitted larger loads to be transported.

To deal with the increased demand, more companies moved into the material handling industry during WWII. Businesses, like Hyster, went from making various types of machines to making lift trucks. The United States Armed Forces increased demand for forklifts for the reason of bringing military materials to the frontlines. The demand for longer lasting electric models led to the development of forklifts that can last for eight hours.

Forklifts have changed considerably through the course of their history. Industries around the globe need forklifts to increase production and lower expenses. Modern trucks are more productive and more comfortable and safer compared to their predecessors.

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