After writing about forklifts and other material handling and supply chain equipment for more than 20 years in her professional career, it’s safe to say that #moneyhoney and #gogocmo Sara was the one who made all the decisions about the newest tool in Dave’s winemaking arsenal. Meet our “new-to-us” Hyster electric forklift.
No, it’s not a lease. Why do you ask?
It arrived a couple of weeks ago, and Dave has been hugging it every day—as well as using it to move, lift and stack barrels and in winemaking processes, including racking.
By elevating a tank or barrel via forklift, we can harness the power of gravity for racking wine from one storage vessel to another without having an expensive, “gravity-feed” facility setup.
Above, racking shown in progress from tank to stainless barrel. No, we haven’t named this particular vehicle yet, but are entertaining suggestions. Drop us a name idea in the comments below.