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Concord
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John Smith

Papé Material Handling is a leading material handling equipment dealer in retail, rental, and repair. We are one of the top 10 material handling equipment dealers in the nation and our extensive new and used inventory includes Hyster and Yale forklifts, JLG, Skyjack and Genie telehandlers, Genie aerials, Motrec Industrial Carts and Crown Industrial Batteries. We're here to meet all of your heavy equipment needs.

Searching for equipment that will help you get your next project done? We offer the Bay Area with seasonal harvest equipment as well as all of your material handling equipment need for rent. Papé Material Handing serves customers from a range of industries, and we maximize your performance by offering premium, long lasting brands for your electric forklift, IC forklift, aerial lift, and more.

New & Used Equipment

Forklifts, Aerial Lifts, Railcar Movers, Big Trucks, Industrial Batteries & More

Warehouse Design Center

The pinnacle of design, equipment, and automated warehouse solutions,

Our unique warehouse demonstration environment, conceived by Papé Material Handling and Engineered Products, uses expert technicians and a solutions-centered approach to create tailor-made storage for maximum profitability and uptime. Whether you’re looking for a single lift truck or equipment optimization for an entire distribution center, the Warehouse Design Center works with you to create a custom solution to fit your exact needs. Learn more here. 

Rentals

With one of the largest rental fleets in the West, you’ll find the rental equipment you need at Papé Material Handling. Whether you are looking for a scissor lift rental for a short-term project or a forklift rental for the season, we keep you moving with low hour, late model rentals from industry-leading manufacturers, including Hyster, Yale, and Genie. See rentals here.

 

Papé Material Handling in the Wine Industry
Papé Material Handling in the Wine Industry
We're proud to support the Pacific Northwest's superior wine industry with a variety of equipment including forklifts, grape harvesters, and heavy-haul trucks.
Papé Material Handling Lift Trucks and More
Papé Material Handling Lift Trucks and More
Papé Material Handling boasts the largest fleet in the west for every kind of Hyster or Yale forklift your warehouse operation requires. From narrow aisle to heavy duty, Papé has the forklift you need to keep you moving with Engineered Products and motive power batteries.
Experience Hyster Tracker
Experience Hyster Tracker
Take your fleet operation to the next level with wireless asset management from Hyster. The Hyster Tracker solution can drive fleet efficiency, improve operator performance, reduce your carbon footprint and lower your overall material handling cost.

News Archive


5 Forklift Safety Features Your Operators Should Be Using
12 February, 2020

Warehouse safety is a top priority for employers who understand the high costs of workplace accidents, ranging from damaged equipment to potential lawsuits. In recent years, to address that concern, equipment manufacturers have added many built-in safety features and add-on options for their product lines to reduce the likelihood of forklift accidents and save employers both time and money.

Even with manufacturers making equipment safer, operators often overlook or forget standard safety procedures. Read on to learn more about our top forklift safety features your operators should be using every shift and be sure to cover them in your next warehouse safety meeting.

1) Forklift Seat Belt

Every single time an operator drives a forklift, they should be using the manufacturer installed seatbelt. Over 40% of fatalities involving a forklift are the result of the operator being crushed when a forklift tips over. A properly secured seatbelt can hold the operator safely in place in the event of a tipping accident. For improved safety procedures, an optional interlock system can be added to many forklift models that prevent the equipment from moving until the seatbelt is secured.

2) Headlights

In low light warehouse environments, LED or halogen headlights help enhance visibility both for the forklift driver and for pedestrians. Not only are these bulbs long-lasting, but they’re also easy to install, use significantly less power, and are environmentally friendly. It’s a good idea, no matter the layout or visibility of your warehouse, to have the lift truck operators use them at all times. You’ll simultaneously make the forklift operator, as well as pedestrians and other operators, more visible to each other from a safe distance, decreasing the likelihood of a major accident occurring.

3) Rear Drive Handle With Horn Button

The rear-drive handle gives operators a place to safely place their hand inside the lift truck when they turn to operate in reverse. The horn button on the handle allows them to alert pedestrians and other equipment operators without turning around to press the horn on the steering wheel.

4) Proximity Detection System

proximity detection system can be added to material handling equipment to provide an audible and visual alert when equipment comes within a certain range of objects or pedestrians. Checking that the system is functioning should be a part of the operator’s daily inspection.

5) Parking Brake

Operators should be advised to use the parking brake whenever they exit the forklift, even if it is for a short break. The forklift’s parking brake will prevent the equipment from rolling when parked on an incline.

No matter how many safety features and aftermarket safety products you add to your equipment, your warehouse or distribution center is only as safe as your operators make it. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires an operator safety evaluation every 3-years. Ensuring that your forklift operators are completing mandated forklift safety training on schedule and creating a culture of “safety first” are the most critical components to an accident-free facility.

Contact your nearest Papé Material Handling location to learn more about standard safety features on new equipment or to purchase forklift safety accessories.


Forklift Tire Types and Sizes Explained
15 January, 2020

Wondering what forklift tire size and type you need to optimize your material handling operation? From rough-terrain pneumatic tires to indoor cushion options, ideal tire type and size varies based on several factors, including:

  • Industry
  • Environment
  • Production Sensitivity

Understanding these main factors – and more – will help you determine the type of forklift tire that will help maximize productivity and optimize workflows for increased uptime on your jobsite. Read on to find out which forklift tire option is best for you and your business.

PNEUMATIC FORKLIFT TIRES

Pneumatic forklift tires can be used for indoor and outdoor jobs, depending on the material. The pneumatic options have thicker tread than cushion tires, which offers stability and durability on uneven surfaces.  

Air Pneumatic Tires

Air pneumatic forklift tires are the material handling option that most closely resembles car tires. They are filled with air and offer thick, durable treading, which is ideal for both indoor or outdoor applications. Because pneumatic tires are wider and longer than their cushion counterparts, they are more suitable than cushion variations to outdoor environments, as they can easily absorb uneven ground.

Use air pneumatic tires for:

  • Jobs that require a transition from indoor to outdoor heavy equipment use
  • Multi-use and versatile jobs on gravel, small rocks or other uneven outdoor sites
  • Heavy-load & high-capacity projects
  • Uses requiring a sturdy, shock-absorbing ride

Solid Pneumatic Tires

Made from solid rubber, pneumatic forklift tires won’t be easily punctured by jobsite debris like metal or nails. Their powerful durability is best applied in outdoor environments, like recycling centers or lumber yards, due to their ability to tackle rough terrain. While they usually cost more than air pneumatic tires, the solid pneumatic option makes up for it with a long lifespan and maximized productivity in tough job sites.

Use Solid Pneumatic Tires for:

  • Lumberyards
  • Recycling plants
  • Railyards
  • Agricultural job sites
  • Airport loading sites
  • Oil, gas & mining sites
  • Other rough terrain applications

CUSHION FORKLIFT TIRES

Formed from solid rubber molded to a steel band, cushion tires are ideal for smooth, indoor surfaces, like you’d find in a warehouse. This option is often more cost-effective and sustainable than pneumatic variations, as they require less manufacturing material and labor.   

Cushion tire forklifts work well in compact warehouse areas in which small tires and low ground clearance are required.  

Use cushion tires for:

  • Indoor warehouses & other indoor job sites with smooth flooring
  • Compact spaces requiring low ground clearance
  • Smaller forklift frames
  • Navigating narrow aisles

SPECIALTY FORKLIFT TIRES

Non-Marking Forklift Tires

Non-marking forklift tires help you avoid leaving black marks and stains on your warehouse floor. You can customize pneumatic, solid, and cushion tire types to be non-marking when the situation demands it. Traditional tires can be converted to non-marking tires, which may be used in an array of indoor and outdoor warehouse settings when needed. 

Designed without carbon black, non-marking options are also the ideal solution in sensitive applications like food and paper production, as they avoid cross-contamination with the carbon dust.  

Use non-marking tires for:

  • Warehouses where you want to avoid leaving black marks on the floor
  • Food storage & packaging operations
  • Paper production sites
  • Other job-sites in which operators need to avoid cross-contamination

Polyurethane Forklift Tires

Polyurethane tires are made with a light-weight press-on design that resists splitting under light warehouse loads. When used properly – for light application, indoor warehouse projects, and stock picking jobs – polyurethane tires can see up to twice the lifespan of rubber tires.  

Use polyurethane tires for:

  • Lightweight warehouse jobs
  • Electric forklifts (which minimize rolling resistance)
  • Longer-lasting wear and tear
  • Warehouses requiring chemical resistance

FORKLIFT TIRE SIZE GUIDE

Regardless of the type of tire you choose, you can find your recommended size in your owner’s manual, or often on the sidewall of the tire. It’s important to note that press-on and pneumatic tires record their dimensions differently. 

Press-on dimensions are listed as:

“Height of the Outer Diameter x Width x Rim Inside Diameter,” 

while pneumatic dimensions are listed as:

“Width x Rim Inside Diameter.” 

For example, if you’re searching for a 21-inch tall cushion forklift tire, it would be listed as “21 x 7 x 15.” Alternatively, a 14-inch wide pneumatic tire would be listed “14 x 24.”

Your forklift wheels and frame are usually designed for either pneumatic or cushion options and can rarely accommodate the other types. While you can put traction tires on the rear wheels of your forklift and soft tires on the front wheels, they must be all cushion or all pneumatic. 

Additionally, while the front and back tires can differ, you want to make sure that both the front pair and back pair are the same type, respectively. That way, you’ll avoid damaging the steering and axle components of your machine.

For a comprehensive maintenance and replacement explanation, check out our forklift tire wear guide


Telehandler Pre-Use Inspection Guide
17 December, 2019

As a telehandler operator, it’s vital to conduct a proper pre-use telehandler inspection daily to ensure safety on the job, no matter your project. Taking the time to conduct a pre-use check can help you avoid long-term engine and drive-shaft damage, unnecessary and costly repairs, and – most importantly – injuries to employees on the job. 

Regardless of if you’re operating a new or used telehandler, this telehandler inspection checklist will keep your operators safe and moving forward.



DRIVE TRAIN

  • Inspect the tires and wheels and make sure the wheel lug nuts meet the recommended torque for the model specification.
  • Make sure the tire pressure is filled to the manufacturer’s recommended level; these pressures are stated on the side of the tire wall for reference.
  • Check that the steering & wheel stops correctly.
  • Ensure the service brakes and park brake are operating effectively.
  • Check that the brake fluid level is between the two marks on the fluid reservoir and that the coloration isn’t dark.
  • Check the hydraulic hoses for necessary adjustments or replacements. Make sure the hoses are firmly capped and attached, that there are no leaks or breaks in the hoses, and there is no debris in the lines.

MECHANICS & HYDRAULICS

  • Inspect hydraulic tank cap venting systems.
  • Clean the hydraulic tank filter element and cab air intake filter.
  • Ensure the hydraulic oil level is filled to the model’s recommended level.
  • Make sure all circuits operate properly.
  • Ensure hydraulic hoses are aligned and not leaking.

POWER UNIT

  • Check the engine oil, coolant, transmission, and battery fluids levels to ensure they’re at the ideal level and are not leaking.
  • Make sure the battery works and electrical wiring is correctly installed.
  • Ensure the radiator and oil cooler are clean.
  • Evaluate and clean the exhaust system and engine air filter to avoid sluggish acceleration or misfiring.
  • Lubricate the drive shaft.

BOOMS & FORKS

  • Ensure the boom hoses are adjusted and don’t have leaks.
  • Lubricate the boom.
  • Make sure the sequencing chains and cables operate properly; check that the anchor bolts are tightened.
  • Inspect the boom wear pads for uneven wear; if the angle indicators are visible, the pads can still be used.

OTHER FUNCTIONS & CONTROLS

  • Check for open bulletins and owner registration.
  • Ensure the seat belt is in good condition and buckles without a hitch.
  • Make sure all gauges are operating properly.

If you notice any damages or modifications to your telehandler during your inspection, do not operate it; instead, make notes of any abnormalities and take your machine to a qualified service technician. 

Our technicians at Papé Material Handling will be happy to repair your telehandler – or any other heavy equipment you need to be serviced. You can also visit your nearest Papé Material Handling location to view new telehandlers for sale or receive a quote on our selection of used telehandlers.


Experience the Hyster Tracker in Your Winery Warehouse
28 August, 2019

Take your fleet operation to the next level with wireless asset management from Hyster. The Hyster Tracker solution can drive fleet efficiency, improve operator performance, reduce your carbon footprint and lower your overall material handling cost.For more information contact John Smith at 707-559-0408 or jsmith@papemh.com




The First Mobile App Ever Released for Fleet Management
15 July, 2019

Fleet management and operator efficiency is now at the power of your fingertips.

The first of its kind in the material handling industry, the Hyster Tracker mobile app offers a new level of data driven productivity now at the power of your fingertips. A site specific tool, instant insight can be gained regarding your truck fleet including impact alerts, checklist notifications, and a host of other crucial features making telemetry move at the speed of your business. Take the guesswork out of the equation with a mobile solution that turns data and information into actionable insight.

ADD-ON-FEATURES

  • Battery Tracker: Hyster Battery Tracker is a fleet management solution that provides valuable insights into your customer’s batteries to help extend life and provide better performance. It utilizes existing wireless networks to monitor battery usage and alert users of any potential issues, and can transform your customer’s fleet into an intelligent fleet operation.
  • Populate: The Hyster Populate Service is a service tool that allows you to bring all your data sources together into one complete data picture. This data integration service combines the information gain from the Hyster Tracker and harmonizes it with your Warehouse Management System.
  • Load Sending: 
  • The Hyster Load Sensing application monitors the material load being carried. This solution provides enhanced utilization KPI’s involving trucks with and without loads, tracks load counts, and notifies the operator on capacity overloads. Load measurements are not trade legal.

 



Hyster Tracker – for the Safety Person at Every Winery
05 June, 2019

UPSIZE, DOWNSIZE, RIGHT SIZE, OPTIMIZE – MANAGE YOUR FLEET

Take your fleet operation to the next level with wireless asset management from Hyster. The Hyster Tracker solution can drive fleet efficiency, improve operator performance, reduce your carbon footprint and lower your overall material handling cost.

 

KNOW WHAT YOUR TRUCKS ARE DOING 

If you can’t see it, you can’t fix it. Five usage meters track and report data, reflecting both utilization and application of each piece of equipment. This data along with our GPS technology enables optimization of fleet size, structure, and location for maximum productivity. Hyster Tracker helps to ensure you have the right size fleet for maximum productivity and efficiency.

 

PROMOTE OPERATOR CONFIDENCE AND PERFORMANCE 

Whether you own or lease, your lift truck fleet represents a significant investment. Protect that investment from abuse, neglect and unauthorized operation with features like impact sensing, preventative maintenance tracker, and access control. The Hyster Tracker option ensures that the truck will not operate until the operator has completed standard OSHA pre-shift checklists or specific industry-mandated checklists. It’s peace of mind, around the clock and throughout the fleet, wherever your trucks are located. Once you see the reports, you’ll want to equip all the trucks in your fleet with Hyster Tracker technology. 

 

SEE YOUR TOTAL COST OF OPERATION IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT 

Knowing your total cost of operation (TCO) provides business intelligence above and beyond simply knowing asset ownership costs. Improving cost management of trucks, fleets and labor is made possible with comprehensive monitoring and reporting of operational costs which can include contract costs, maintenance, acquisition, labor (when operator access data is enabled) and more. Cost of operation can be viewed and analyzed by truck, by fleet and by location. You’ll benefit with increased knowledge of actual fleet utilization and costs to help you get the most value from your material handling assets.

 

To see more information about the Hyster Tracker, open the file here. 

Forklifts
Pape Material Hanlding is known for our Forklifts. We carry various models that will fit your needs. Click on the following models for more information: 3 Wheel Electric Trucks 4 Wheel Electric Trucks  Compact Electric Forklifts ...
Electric Pallet Jacks
We have a variety of Automovite Pallet Jacks manufactured by Yale, Hyster and Utilev.  To view the different models go to: www.papemh.com/new-equipment/forklifts/pallet-trucks
Manual Pallet Jack
Our manual Pallet Jack's are manufactured by Yale and Hyster. Durable, versatile and easy to use. Provides exceptional maneuverability in compact areas. To view the different models go to: www.papemh.com/new-equipment/forklifts/pallet-trucks
Scissor Lifts
Pape Material Handling carries different types of Scissor Lifts. Click on the links below for more information: Scissor Lifts Slab Scissor Lifts Rough Terrain Scissor Lifts Electric Scissors Scissor Accessories
Telehandler
We carry Skyjack and Genie telehandlers. Contact us to decided which one is best for you!
Motrec Carts
We carry Tow Tractors, Burden Carriers, Custom Vehicles, and Personnel Carriers. Click on the links to learn more about the individual prodcuts: Burden Carrier Tow Tractors Custom Vehicles Personnel Carriers
Crown Industrial Batteries
Papé offers a full line of material handling batteries manufactured by Crown Battery Manufacturing Company. You can depend on Crown to power all your material handling, mining, railroad, automotive, farm equipment and commercial heavy-duty ...