RICO expands EX program with new models

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RICO understands how important EX-rated lift trucks are to our customers’ operations. RICO is excited to announce the second expansion our Explosion Proof rental program – featuring new models for more applications and increased availability.    Supply chain disruptions can be catastrophic to manufacturers, especially when it comes to hazardous areas where urgency is critical to maintain safety and compliance.  This …

EX Truck Markings – What Must be Present and Clearly Visible?

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Explosion proof lift trucks must adhere to guidelines and regulations to maintain compliance. From the components that make up the machine to the hazardous areas they are approved to operate in, it is important to know these regulations for explosion proof trucks. An EX forklift is a specific model which has been designed, constructed, assembled, and certified by a certified …

Explosion Proof Enclosures for EX Forklifts

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EX Enclosures are an integral part of the explosion proof lift truck design. But why? What do these enclosures do? If you have read our previous blogs, you know that a certified EX rated lift truck is a special model which has been designed, constructed, assembled and certified by a certified testing lab (UL, Factory Mutual, etc.) such that its …

Explosion Proof Lift Truck Components

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When you purchase an Explosion Proof (EX) lift truck, you are trusting that the vehicle is built with quality, compliant components that are then tested as a full system. These components are crucial to the integrity of a piece of equipment that is certified to operate in a hazardous environment. You may have asked yourself, “What are these components that …

EE vs. EX Rated Lift Trucks—What’s the Difference?

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Safety—it is a cornerstone focus of every successful organization for the wellbeing of employees and building. Forklift safety starts with the vehicle itself and it is important to know the difference of electric forklift ratings operating in any manufacturing environment. Electric powered lift trucks are not one size fits all. The environment in which a forklift operates decides the forklift …

Explosion Proof Classifications—What do they Mean?

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An area in your facility has been classified as a hazardous location and you need an Explosion Proof lift truck, now what? It is important to understand what the hazardous classification means to the safety of your employees and the confidence of having quality, certified equipment for the environment. An EX forklift manufacturer cannot classify a hazardous area. Only an …


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Medina, Ohio—April 8, 2019 With more than 30 years of experience and expertise in the Explosion Proof (EX) lift truck market, RICO Manufacturing, Inc. (RICO) has aligned with Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. (HYG) to convert their 6,000 lbs. capacity electric counterbalance lift truck to a certified RICO EX model. Available in both Hyster® and Yale® versions, this conversion …

EX Sit-Down Counterbalance


Rico’s EX Sit-down Counterbalance series is at the top of its class when it comes to explosion-proof fork lifts.

EX Pallet Series


Rico’s EX Pallet truck series  is designed for safety and maximum maneuverability in the most hazardous and explosive environments.

EX Counterbalance Series


Rico’s EX Counterbalance series is at the top of its class when it comes to explosion-proof fork lifts.