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“MONSTER” Toyota THD Container Handler

The delivery of this specialized MONSTER machine was no ordinary delivery. Five trucks were needed to deliver this mammoth machine to one of our great customers in Portland Maine. With a great support crew and many months of planning, delivery was finally taken and assembly began. Along with a couple of talented and Toyota certified […]

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Maintenance

Common Forklift Replacement Parts

  Like any piece of equipment that you operate, forklift parts will need replaced throughout the lifetime of your ownership. And parts replacement can get complicated, especially when specific procedures like periodic checks don’t occur or when cheap parts fail, causing downtime. While we advise that you always use Toyota Genuine Parts for replacement on […]

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Maintenance

Toyota Introduces NEW 360 Support

    Toyota Material Handling USA has recently introduced a new maintenance program to help with your smart investment of material handling equipment from Toyota. This great program is offered to help the consumer have stress free ownership in their busy warehouse or manufacturing facilities. Genuine Toyota Parts are now combined with worry free maintenance […]

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Safety

***Heat Related Stress*** “Not Just for Equipment”

    Whether you’re in the Northeast, Northwest, or in the Southern states, heat related stress for employees can be a serious issue. Not having the proper fluid intake, taking the proper precautions,  and looking out for warning signs can have major consequences. W.D. Matthews Machinery Co. would like to remind employers to be mindful […]

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Safety

Forklift Tip Over Safety Tips

Forklifts are a great piece of equipment to have in nearly any business. With numerous attachments and capacities the possibilities are endless. Unfortunately, accidents do occur and knowing what to do can and does save lives every year.  The number one reason people get hurt or killed every year in forklift accidents is because they […]

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Maintenance

Forklift Battery Maintenance & Best Practices

  New batteries are a great investment and W.D.Matthews Machinery & Toyota Material Handling want to pass along a few tips and maintenance best practices to ensure you get the most life and performance out or your new battery purchase or battery operated equipment. Forklift Battery Maintenance & Handling Best Practices

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Safety

Forklift “FORK” Inspection

  One of the most overlooked items for forklift safety are the forks. The forks are one of the most used items on the forklift with a potential failure at all the wrong times. Accidents do happen and often times worn, cracked, and out of spec forks are a danger to everyone near the forklift. […]

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New Tech

Modula Lift, the solution. W.D. Matthews, the partner

W.D. Matthews Machinery is pleased to announce that we are now exclusive regional partners with Modula Inc. in offering their advanced storage and retrieval products. We’re incredibly excited by this technology and are focused on helping our customers achieve even higher levels of productivity and efficiency by utilizing systems such as the Modula Vertical Lift […]

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Safety

Forklift Pedestrian Safety

Of all warehouse accidents, the most horrifying one frequently involves pedestrians.  According to OSHA Estimates, each forklift in your facility has a 1 in 10 chance of being involved in some sort of an accident this year.  As we all know, accidents can have any number of root causes, but it’s up to you as […]

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Storage

How We Do Storage, and How You Can Too

Our Parts Department is a busy place, with parts coming and going, customers and technicians stopping in and the phones ringing off the hook. To stay orderly and efficient, WD Matthews believes in the 5-S’s. Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain. Practicing 5S helps us to support 50 technicians and hundreds of customers at the […]

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