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  • Monthly Archives: September 2021

    Doosan Partners with Georgia Grown

    From hauling hay to loading shipping containers, Doosan is here to help GA’s farmers. We hope that through our new partnership with Georgia Grown that we can do our part to help support local farms and businesses!

    Regardless of if you need an electric forklift to load up your latest harvest or are in search of a used reach truck to put away supplies for the next season, our team is here to help you find the right solution for your farm or small business.

    Material Handling in Agriculture, How Doosan & Georgia Grown Support Small Businesses

    A forklift can meet just as many needs as your average tractor and more!  If you purchase your supplies in bulk, a new doosan electric forklift could be the perfect addition to your farm! Just think, instead of unpacking pallets bag by bag, with a reach truck, you could lift the entire box and put them up in your barn in seconds!

    Don’t forget that there are endless numbers of forklift attachments that you can use to make your life on the farm even easier. Doosan offers forklift extensions that can help you grasp haybales or drag large structures similar to the tractors, but for a fraction of the cost!

    Georgia Grown Supports Local Farmers & Businesses

    Georgia Grown’s mission is to network certified local producers in the great state of Georgia & Doosan is here to help. When you add your business to Georgia Grown’s searchable list, you also become a member of the Doosan family! Our forklift warehouse has the perfect reach truck for your farm or small business waiting for you.

    Get your Georgia Grown small business on the map! Contact a Doosan forklifts dealer in Georgia today for the best price on pallet trucks in the southeast!

    Best Forklifts Dealer for Georgia Grown Businesses Near Me?

    Doosan’s sales team will pair you with the material handling solution you need to get your business off the ground. Regardless of if you need a reach forklift or a pallet truck, our team is here for you. Reach out and see how Doosan can help lift your small business up and into the future.

    Is my Forklift Water Resistant?

     

    Can you drive your Doosan Electric Forklift in the Rain? The short answer is: maybe!

    Forklift water resistance is rated with what is called a Ingress Protection code (IP) code. This code is sometimes referred to as the Internal Protection code. It is found on your forklift’s rating plate. This information will inform you what environments you can operate your forklift in. But is it ever safe to operate an electric forklift in the rain?

    What does the water protection rating on my forklift’s IP code mean?

    Good question! The water protection rating refers to how much water can squeeze through gaps and reach the internal components of your forklift. The highest rating that a forklift can have for water resistance is 8. Each rating corresponds to a very specific level of water resistance.

    The water resistance rating levels are as follows:

    Level 0 Forklift Liquid Ingress Protection

    No Protection against water whatsoever. Don’t even sneeze near a piece of material handling equipment with this rating.

    Level 1 Lifting Equipment Liquid Ingress Protection

    Material Handling equipment will not suffer damage when exposed to verticle droplets.

    We test this level of forklift safety by dripping water over a forklift for a 10-minute duration. If your forklift has a safety rating of 1 or higher, you can assume that it is safe to drive through mist or a very slight drizzle.

    Level 2 Lift Truck Liquid Ingress Protection

    Level 2 Forklifts can survive falling water from a 15° angle.

    We test this level of water resistance by tilting the equipment 15° on two axes. We also continuously spray the forklift with water for at least 3 minutes. The amount of water used during this test is equivalent to less than a half-inch of rainfall.

    Level 3 Fork Lift Liquid Ingress Protection

    Any forklift holding a level 3 IP rating can withstand a spray of water at any angle up to 60°.

    The level 3 test consists of two phases. Phase one involves spraying a forklift with a spray nozzle for five minutes. The second version of the test utilizes an oscillating tube for 10 minutes. This level of water corresponds to a 3mm rainfall.

    Level 4 Reach Truck Liquid Ingress Protection

    Water splashing against a lift truck will not harm the equipment.

    We test this level of protection with an oscillating fixture and a spray nozzle. We spray our forklifts down for a minimum of 10 minutes to test. When a forklift has a level 4 rating, it means that it can withstand water splashing against it from any direction.

    Level 5 Fork Truck Liquid Ingress Protection

    5 IP water ratings indicate trucks that can withstand projected water.

    This test lasts approximately 1 minute per square meter for at least 3 minutes. The water pressure used during this test is 100kPa or 15 psi at a distance of 3 meters or less. On a strange note, 15psi is the maximum amount of pressure that most Instant Pots can operate at!

    Level 6 Reach Forklift Liquid Ingress Protection

    This IP asserts that your forklift will not suffer harm from 15 psi of water or less from any direction. This test lasts 1 minute per square meter for a minimum of 3 minutes. The water volume utilized during this test is equal to 100 liters of water per minute at a pressure of 100kpa at a distance of 3 meters or less.

    Level 7 Warehouse Forklift Liquid Ingress Protection

    This level of forklift certification states that your forklift can survive total immersion in water, up to 1 meter. We perform level 7 tests for 30 minutes at a time.

    Level 8 Electric Forklift Liquid Ingress Protection

    This level of forklift certification states that your forklift can survive continuous immersion in water under conditions specified by the manufacturer.

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