Forklifts and Other Mobile Equipment

  • Kenneth B. Ackerman


Widespread use of the forklift truck had revolutionized warehousing practices before the middle of the 20th century, enabling warehouse operators to justify erecting sprawling one-floor buildings to replace the more compact multi-story structures used in the past. Many kinds of mobile equipment are used in warehouses today, but most are variants of the common forklift truck.


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    From Vol. IV Number 1 of Warehousing Forum ©1988, The Ackerman Co.Google Scholar
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    Significant contributions to the AGVS material came from Tom Ewers of Kalmar AC Handling Systems, Bob MacEwan of Clark Lift of Columbus, and Russ Gilmore of Autocon in Dayton, Ohio. Portions appeared in Vol. 20, No. 6, Warehousing and Distribution Productivity Report, Marketing Publications, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.Google Scholar

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