Lift Truck Attachment minimizes product/pallet impact damage.

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CHEP® Blue Guardian® lift truck accessory minimizes damage to palletized products and packaging by redirecting impact force from lift truck to center block of pallet. Main housing frame is manufactured from impact-resistant carbon steel and is designed to maximize visibility during operation. Suited for mounting to ITA Class II fork carriages, unit also incorporates energy-absorbing polyurethane bumper that prevents contact with load.

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Blue Guardian from Raymond Reduces Damage to Products, Pallets

GREENE, N.Y. - The Raymond Corporation now offers the CHEP® Blue Guardian® lift truck accessory for enhanced protection of transported products and pallets, reducing costs related to damage. The Blue Guardian mounts easily to ITA Class II fork carriages, regardless of lift truck make and model, to act as a protective bumper.

The Blue Guardian decreases damage to palletized products and their packaging by redirecting the impact force from the lift truck to the center block of the pallet, instead of the top boards, where products are located. The main housing frame of the Blue Guardian lift truck attachment is composed of impact-resistant carbon steel and features a low-profile, energy-absorbing polyurethane bumper. The low-profile bumper prevents contact with the load to reduce product and pallet damage. The main housing frame enables open visibility of products during operation, and housekeeping is improved due to less debris from splintered pallets, which can damage lift truck tires.

"Palletized loads can encounter a fair amount of abuse," says Mike Smith, customer service manager for The Raymond Corporation. "The Blue Guardian reduces unnecessary downtime and costs caused by damaged pallets and products."

The Blue Guardian is available only through Raymond Sales and Service Centers. For more information about the Blue Guardian or to locate a Raymond Sales and Service Center, visit or call (800) 235-7200.

The Raymond Corporation is a global provider of material handling solutions that improve space utilization and productivity, with lower cost of operation and greater operator acceptance. Raymond offers the iWarehouse(TM) system, an enterprise fleet optimization solution for warehouse and distribution center managers to collect and analyze real-time lift truck data to maximize fleet productivity and reduce costs. High-performance, reliable, ergonomically designed Raymond® lift trucks range from a full line of manual and electric pallet trucks and walkie stackers to counterbalanced trucks, Reach-Fork® trucks, orderpickers and dual-purpose (pallet handling/case picking) Swing-Reach® trucks.

For additional information about The Raymond Corporation or to locate a Raymond Sales and Service Center, visit the company Web site at or call (800) 235-7200. Above. And beyond.®, iWarehouse(TM), Raymond®, Reach-Fork®, and Swing-Reach® are U.S. trademarks of The Raymond Corporation.

Blue Guardian® and CHEP® are U.S. trademarks of CHEP Equipment Pooling Systems.

©2009 The Raymond Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Raymond Corporation

Attn: Elizabeth Buza

Project Manager, Marketing Communications

South Canal Street

P.O. Box 130

Greene, NY 13778-0130

Fax: 607-656-9005

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