Fairchild Equipment has been Wisconsin’s comprehensive, one-stop-shop materials handling dealer since 1985. We supply cities such as Green Bay and Milwaukee with heavy equipment for warehousing, distribution, or construction projects. Your business can efficiently complete its operation with our fleet of lift trucks, tractors, and skid steers for sale.
We carry and service dependable equipment from trusted brands in the industry including Yale forklifts, Hyster forklifts, JCB, Cushman, Long Reach and more. We form lasting partnerships with distribution centers, warehouses, and construction companies. Built with an industrial mindset, Fairchild partners with you in all aspects of purchasing, renting, owning, training, or maintaining materials handling equipment.
Fairchild Equipment supports Wisconsin businesses with innovative, new materials handling equipment and mining equipment. We carry dependable, easy-to-operate Yale electric forklifts, ergonomically advanced 4-wheel Hyster forklifts for indoor use, and more. Our equipment is designed to optimize the operations management of distribution centers and warehouses.
Our Hyster and Yale forklifts handle difficult terrains or narrow aisles. Our solutions efficiently move your products and make the most of your warehouse space. In addition to supplying materials handling equipment, we sell and service JCB construction equipment for tough construction jobs and Mahindra tractors for farming needs. For winter conditions, we offer snow removal equipment.
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For a more extensive selection of materials handling equipment, browse our inventory of used Hyster forklifts and used Yale forklifts in our Wisconsin forklift dealerships. Our versatile used lift trucks are a reliable and cost effective solution. Our used lift trucks come equipped with an ECO-eLo setting to reduce the engine governed speed and many are available with Zero Turning Radius. Explore our impressive used forklift and lift truck inventory for your operation needs.
With quality internal combustion Hyster forklifts for rent, the unique challenges of your facility can be met. With maneuverable and efficient 3 or 4-wheel electric Yale forklifts rentals, our Wisconsin dealerships will partner with you to get the job done.
As your single-source provider of materials handling equipment and customized solutions, our certified technicians are available to service your Wisconsin forklifts at every location. We keep over 40 equipment lines in stock, so you never have to wait to get your forklift, tractor, or skid steer running smoothly and efficiently. If your equipment will need more immediate repair, our team of technicians will come to you. To ensure a safe operation, Fairchild also offers informative forklift training for all skill levels on our full range of equipment.
To see the list of available brands we carry and service at each dealerships, please select from our Wisconsin locations: Beloit, Green Bay, Marinette, Menomonee Falls, Racine, and Stevens Point.
In the days that are leading up to National Safety Month, there are many aspects that we’ll be talking about. These subjects will help prepare you for a multitude of situations when it comes to safety. Did you know that National Forklift Safety day is June 13th? So, how can we know for sure that we’re being safe in our workplace? One answer is proper training.
Not only is training important to operate powered industrial trucks and heavy equipment it, along with certification, is required by OSHA for employees who will be driving forklifts.1 Additionally, recertification of forklift operator training is required every three years or after any incident involving a forklift; and for a good reason. Equipment and standards can change rapidly, so it’s imperative that operators are up-to-date on the latest training and safety available.
Operator training is specifically designed to apply a hands-on approach to learning the basics about forklifts and safety of the equipment and in the workplace. Forklift operators will learn an array of topics for basic lift truck stability, proper load handling techniques, proper inspection before operation, charging and fueling procedures, identifying lift trucks by class and how to determine lift truck capacity. Did you know that a forklift is actually more stable when it is loaded than when it is empty? Operator training will teach you why.
One of the biggest aspects of operator training is the pre-operator inspection. A daily inspection is a required component enforced by OSHA before the forklift can go into service.2 Additional requirements for completing pre-operation inspections pertain to applications that use forklifts in 24/7 facilities, and OSHA says that trucks must be examined after each shift in this scenario.3 These inspections are not just required, but are essential in identifying problems before they occur. The intention of the inspection is to keep the operator working in the safest possible workplace environment and help preserve integrity of the equipment.
Classes for forklift operator training are usually pre-scheduled, but most training departments are flexible and can work with your schedule, especially for large group classes. Additional resources are typically available for additional costs (like DVDs and books), but are great resources to keep on-hand. And if you ever have any questions, there is no harm in asking a professional who will either supply you with an answer or help you locate an expert who can.
Operator training for other types of equipment isn’t necessarily required by OSHA, but the more the operators are familiar with the equipment that they use, the safer they are. In-turn, operators who practice safe driving and operating minimize a business’ exposure to unnecessary incidences.
Aerial equipment is another type of equipment that is typical to train operators. Scissors Lifts and Boom Lifts actually fall under two different regulations. Familiarizing your employees on aerial equipment is important. Walking an operator around the unit will help them learn and identify potential hazards to watch for when using the equipment. Learning to properly operate aerial equipment will also help the employee understand the appropriate way to maneuver the unit without endangering themselves, others or property. And lastly, and most importantly, operators will learn what kind of personal protection equipment (PPE) that is required to use when operating aerial equipment and how to wear it.
Make the first step of onboarding your new employee operator training. In some cases it will be necessary, but even if it isn’t it can enhance safety awareness, promote proper operation of equipment and demonstrate positive value toward your employee.
Do you have a lot of turnover in your organization? Getting someone within your organization certified to train new operators can be a solution to some cost savings and compliance. Usually, a Train-the-Trainer class for one or more employees can solve this concern. And again, empowering your employees with job preparedness can make a significant impact.
Fairchild Equipment can offer an array of training services which include comprehensive operator training or train-the-trainer training. Make sure to find the next available training date and schedule you or your employees today. When it comes to safety, you have to start somewhere and operator training can be your stepping stone.