Southeast Industrial Equipment has been serving the Southeast with the full solution to materials handling needs for nearly 30 years. We will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our customers now and well into the future.
Southeast Industrial Equipment has a company wide parts fill rate of 96%.
At SIE we like to think of our parts fill rate as a “stock fill rate” due to the limitless array of equipment we are capable of servicing. Our service vans are stocked based on the customers’ need, as well as, what the market dictates. Our centralized parts department, based out of our Charlotte, NC branch allows for consistent analysis of parts fill rates by service van and work orders, supporting SIE to maintain a 96% parts fill rate. The success of our road service assignments are largely due to the technicians having the right part stocked to complete repairs, right when our customers need it.
The addition of the Landoll Drexel & Bendi very narrow aisle forklifts enables us to substantially expand our ability to help our customers increase their space utilization and pallet density.
Our goal is to provide our customers with the full solution to their application. Here at SIE we can assist in engineered solutions, space planning, and warehouse supplies, in addition to finding the right material handling equipment to suite your needs. Bendi articulating and Drexel SwingMast® forklifts provide the material handling solution needed for very narrow aisle applications through space optimization, improved productivity, greater flexibility and maximizing efficiency.
Whether storing standard pallets to 41 feet or handling odd shaped long loads, Landoll has the right Narrow Aisle Solution with a wide range of models, capacities, and power options. By design, neither the Bendi nor the Drexel SwingMast® swing the rear end while stacking so product and rack damage is minimized during product put away or retrieval.
Bendi – The leader in articulated forklifts
Drexel – The very narrow aisle and narrow aisle long load side loading solution.
Landoll manufactures two lines of Narrow and Very Narrow Aisle forklifts perfect for loading and unloading containers / trailers and then taking the product directly into your narrow aisle warehouse. The Drexel can withstand freezer storage with temperatures as low as -22 degrees Fahrenheit with the new freezer cab enclosure making it perfect for cold storage applications.
The Bendi Electric or IC powered forklifts provide the world’s first 180° articulating mast, front wheel steered design, providing unmatched maneuverability in narrow aisle storage. The Bendi can store pallet loads from aisles as narrow as 72 inches to lift height of 492 inches. Available in Electric and LP Gas models.
The Drexel SwingMast® fork trucks are electric or IC powered and have a 90° rotating and shifting mast that operate as a front or side loader that can stack pallets or long loads in aisles as narrow as 56 inches and lift to a height of 372 inches.
Landoll also manufactures two other models of electric forklifts.
A Drexel EX (UL Certified explosion proof) front loading lift truck is designed to operate in hazardous flammable atmospheres.
Landoll also manufactures a stand up compact forklift, the LSC, which provides a low cost solution for increased efficiency when stacking or performing dock work, working in bulk storage or on the manufacturing floor and while stacking in drive in racking.
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Browse all of the material handling and industrial equipment we offer. We have the new or used piece of equipment you’ve been looking for, so please call (866) 696-9125, e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit one of our nine material handling dealerships to purchase or lease today.
Ready for the New Toyota Products Launched in 2015? Southeast Industrial Equipment attended the RDAC 2015 conference and came back with a wealth of knowledge after taking part in a hands on product launch of the new Reach Truck, 80-Volt Electric, and a High Capacity Internal Combustion forklift. The product launches culminate months of product development, with eight new Toyota models and services introduced in the last two years. For more information contact a territory managers at one of our local branches.
New Reach Truck
Toyota’s new 9 series Reach Truck features more than 500 engineering changes to increase quality, reliability, and durability. The Reach Truck is available in 2,500-4,500 pound capacities. With world class engineering and dependability, Toyota’s new Reach Truck is the perfect solution for your warehouse. Toyota’s Reach Truck comes in single and double reach models to help you utilize your warehouse space more efficiently. Choose between 24-volt or 36-volt power as well as battery compartments as short as 14.5 inches to as long as 21.5 inches. Longer maintenance intervals and the numerous engineering improvements make the Toyota Reach Truck the elite warehouse solution!
New 80 – Volt
Toyota’s new 80-Volt Electric forklift is available in 4,00-7,00 pound capacities and functions similar to the mid electric pneumatic forklift. No longer do you need an internal combustion forklift for your big, rough terrain, outdoor jobs. The 80-Volt is designed to work outdoors, reduce maintenance, improved ergonomics and increased productivity, and are proven to have twice the run time as the 38 and 48-Volt models. It features the largest battery of Toyota’s electric forklifts while producing zero emission.
New High Capacity IC Forklift
Toyota’s New High-Capacity IC Pneumatic Forklift is the largest forklift in Toyota’s product line. With a lift capacity up to 72,000 lbs., this large, rugged forklift can handle almost any heavy load. Commonly found loading and unloading large shipping containers or on the construction site, the High-Capacity IC Pneumatic Forklift provides lifting solutions for extremely heavy applications. This forklift demonstrates that Toyota is truly dedicated to it’s role as a full-line supplier and solutions partner for our customers.
Southeast Industrial Equipment is a family owned organization that truly cares about its associates and the community. “When Southeast does well, our associates do well, and in turn, our community does well”, said by Cory Thorne, President of SIE. 2014 was a tremendous year for SIE; therefore, Cory and the Thorne family decided to give back to the community in a BIG way! Each associate was given $250.00 to donate to the charity of their choice. Associates were given the opportunity to donate within their local community or to any program they felt a sense of duty to.
The Wounded Warrior Project, American Cancer Society, animal rescues, church programs, and camps for special needs children were just a few examples of charities chosen by our associates. One of our branches, Raleigh, collaborated and was able to donate $2,250.00 to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina! Organizations who received donations were over the moon and personally thanked not only Southeast Industrial Equipment, but also the associate who chose them for the donation. All of the associates who donated sent in a photograph of themselves handing off their gift to the program, these can be seen on our SIE Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SoutheastIndustrialEquipment.
During fourth quarter of 2014, SIE donated over $11,000 alone to charities and programs in an effort to increase awareness for those in need. Not only does the Thorne family care about its associates, they care about the communities around the Southeast and how they can positively impact their growth. Southeast Industrial Equipment encourages you to go out and donate, whether it’s an hour of your time, monetary, or goods to a cause that you truly believe in. In 2015, SIE plans to continue donating to charities all around the Southeast and give to those programs that are eager for our support.
It is becoming more and more common; you are able to find anything and everything you need in one place. Super Wal-Mart is a great example; they have everything from milk and eggs to 60” televisions. A one stop shop for you to get everything you need and want.
Here at Southeast Industrial Equipment our goal is to be a full service provider for your material handling needs. We are here to bring solutions to your warehouse dilemmas. We do this by touring your facility and bringing you a full range of options to optimize your operations.
SIE is a Toyota Lift Truck dealer, but we aren’t a one trick pony. We offer a wide range of equipment to add to your fleet. We have aerial lifts, construction equipment, sweeper scrubbers, utility vehicles, and yard spotters. Our relationship with your company doesn’t end there; if a piece of equipment needs to be serviced we can handle that as well. What if your warehouse needs racking or a dock leveler? No worries, we can help.
We do have new equipment, but we also offer a wide range of used equipment. We have weekly and monthly rentals to accommodate those who don’t need machines year round. When service, preventative maintenance, or a safety check is needed; we will take care of those things too. If you have a new associate, schedule a training session to have them become a certified forklift operator.
“Our primary mission is to be the premier supplier of quality products and superior service in our industry, achieving mutually rewarding relationships with our customers and vendors while providing our associates with a safe, secure and rewarding work environment.”
From new forklifts to warehouse supplies, let SIE be your full service provider. Call us (866) 696-9125 or visit us online at www.sielift.com.
If you’re in the material handling industry chances are you need a fleet of lift trucks. Deciding whether to use electric or fuel powered trucks can be difficult. The forklift’s application will determine what type you need for your business.
Electric forklifts have no harmful emissions, and are extremely quiet in use. The battery acts as a counterbalance, this combined with the counterweight makes them highly maneuverable, stable and compact in size. The center of gravity is very low providing stability even at greater lift heights. Electric forklifts have only an accelerator and brake pedal, no clutch or inching pedal, making them less complicated to drive. Though the initial cost may be higher than fuel powered forklifts, their maintenance and servicing cost are considerably less over the lifetime of the truck. They are mechanically simple having no transmission or torque converter. With Electric trucks you will need a charging station and it takes about eight hours to fully charge a battery. Their ideal use is inside away from moisture, and they are great in tighter spaces.
If your application is outside, on a rough terrain, and you need a large lifting capacity, diesel is the way to go. Diesel forklifts are also great if you require attachments, because have the extra power needed. These trucks are available anytime day or night, with no charging or battery charging station required. These trucks generally hold their value, and have a higher residual. The engine componentry is very sturdy and operates at low “revs” so the trucks have a long life span. Diesel trucks also have a fuel gage to let you know when it’s time to refill. These trucks are the goliath of lift trucks with capacities over 50,000lbs.
Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) forklifts have always been popular with their competitive pricing and diverse indoor/outdoor usage. They are convenient and work around the clock. Parts are readily available due to the engines being derived from car engines. They are at the top list when it comes to travel speeds, rates of acceleration, and lift speeds, making them highly sought after. LPG powered forklifts also do not require charging or a charging station. Their versatility is great when you need a truck to perform inside and outside. Though it is an internal combustion engine they are still very quiet with low vibrations for driver comfort.
Let us come out to view your application and help you decide what the best lift truck is for your needs. We sell new and used lift trucks; view our inventory at www.sielift.com or call us (866)-696-9125.
When trapeze artists perform in a circus they are provided with a safety net. A “just in case” the routine doesn’t go the way it was planned. Banking institutions require a high credit score or collateral prior to lending money. Shareholders like security to reduce the risk of loss when investing their money in stocks. Vehicles deploy airbags in the event of an accident. These are all safety measures. Being prepared for the worst case scenario is not a new idea; neither is preventing the worst from happening. As the saying goes “better safe than sorry,” when it comes to material handling there are several different factors when creating your safe work space.
Safety goes beyond wearing a hard hat and safety goggles. There are many ways employees can increase safety precautions to reduce the risk of accidents and injury. According to OSHA, lift truck accidents cause about 100 fatalities and 36,340 serious injuries every year in general industry and construction. Of these accidents approximately 20-25% are caused, at least in part, by inadequate training. Training is the most important factor in preventing accidents, and should be enforced from the top down. OSHA’s website provides videos, PowerPoint slides, and numerous resources to aid in preparing your employees for the equipment they will be using. Safety education and equipment certification should be thought of as an additional insurance policy to provide your employees with a safe environment.
Quick Safety Tips:
Operators should be trained to handle asymmetrical loads, and should never handle loads heavier than the weight capacity of the lift truck.
Designate walkways for pedestrians that are clearly marked and easy to follow. This will prevent forklifts and people traveling the same paths.
Narrow spaces make it hard to maneuver a forklift, make sure there is adequate space for your machine to move around.
Set speed limits and enforce them. The slower a forklift is traveling the easier it is to stop.
Accidents even with no injury to workers are costly to companies. Repair of facilities and replacing damaged goods is expensive and unproductive. A disabled machine means efficiency will be down and workers could be idle for hours or even days depending on the needed repair. Employees being trained and constantly aware of their surroundings will help minimize risk of accidents and injury. The best practice really is safety first. It saves time, money, and people’s lives. Keep employees safe and keep costs down by creating a safe work environment. If there is a question about a practice being safe, it probably isn’t.
At Southeast Industrial Equipment we provide employee training to assist your company. To request an appointment, please call (866) 696-9125 or visit us online at www.sielift.com.