About Us

Bear Country Forklift Parts and Supply LLC was created in part from the vast experience Scott has with material handling equipment as well as farm manufacturing equipment.
Our prices are at or lower than competitor prices.We look forward to helping you with price quotes, ordering, and keeping your business run as efficiently as possible.

Our faith in God is what made us decide to take this journey in becoming business owners.
Our faith in the customers will make our business a success.

We are up to the challenge of hunting for your parts for your forklift, aerial, farm equipment, and any material handling parts.

Give us a call at 715-627-7770 today for a quote or an order.


Bear Country Forklift Parts and Supply LLC
816 1/2 Superior Street
Antigo, WI  54409
715-627-7778 Fax

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* Give us a call or send us an e mail for any of your Material Handling Parts and Safety needs. :) Forklift, Sweeper Scrubber, Aerial Lifts, Burden Carriers plus a whole lot more.


To ensure efficient operations, lowest possible costs, and, most importantly, employee health and well being, manufacturing facilities across all types of industries must adhere to various safety standards.
guardrails-vs-handrailsIn particular, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) helps ensure such standards are met and workers are kept safe by providing training, outreach programs, educational resources, and general assistance for companies and organizations across the United States.
Safety best practices vary depending on the specific scenario and facility risk. Both safety handrails and guardrails, for instance, must meet specific OSHA standards to be considered effective in protecting workers.
These standards can often be confusing, however, as “handrails” and “guardrails” are used interchangeably in OSHA and other building codes. These two products are in fact very different, and companies should be sure to have a solid understanding of the unique properties and benefits of both before purchasing either product.


OSHA and many building codes use the term “guardrail” to refer to fall protection for raised platforms and stairways, but the industrial safety industry uses the more specific term “handrail,” with “guardrail” used only to refer heavy-duty beams of formed steel.
In highway applications, for instance, guardrails are designed to absorb the energy of collisions from moving vehicles and are designed more for glancing blows and to keep a vehicle in its lane of traffic. In industrial plants, guardrails serve to protect workers, equipment, and structures from accidents caused by moving vehicles or machinery and are specifically designed to be able to absorb impact energy from a forklift, for instance, or a sweeper. Many times this heavy equipment weighs in at an excess of 10,000 lbs. and are operating in close proximity to pedestrian traffic.

Handrails, on the other hand, prevent people from falling off platforms, stairways, walkways, or landings. These structures must be able to sustain an outward or downward point load force of at least 200 pounds horizontal force at any point along the top rail. Also referred to as safety railing, handrails’ must have a smooth surface to prevent worker injuries — from potential injuries such as lacerations and punctures — and also eliminates the risk of hair or clothing catching on the railing. Providing people with an accessible handhold in areas where falls and slips are a risk, handrails are designed to improve users’ stability.

Handrails on stairways cannot be any more than 37 inches high, nor can they be less than 30 inches from the upper surface to the tread surface, in line with the riser face at the tread’s forward edge. If the top edge is serving as a handrail, the top edge’s height cannot be any more than 37 inches, nor can it be any less than 36 inches from the upper surface to the tread surface, in line with the riser face at the forward edge of the tread. For fall protection from raised platforms or working surfaces, handrails must be a minimum of 42” above the finished floor height, have at least (1) intermediate rail and a 4” kick plate is required where objects on the floor could create a hazard if they roll or are inadvertently kicked off the platform and cause injury from a falling object.


OSHA guidelines for handrails and guardrails (though OSHA refers to both as “guardrails”) are critical in reducing the risk of falls and other injuries. As per standard 1910.28(b)(15), for instance, employees working on surfaces 4 feet or more off the ground must be protected by handrails, safety net systems, or personal fall protection systems.
Also, all walking and working structures in a workplace must be deemed by employers to have structural strength and integrity; employees will be not allowed to work on structures that fail to meet these requirements. As a final example, take standard 1917.120(a), which specifies that every fixed stairway — not just those connected to equipment — must be secured.
In all cases, these standards serve to protect workers while keeping facility operations running as smoothly as possible. Safety is as much a culture as it rules and guidelines. A strong safety program shows workers that it a responsibility management takes seriously. This commitment affects employee morale and contributes directly to any organizations financial health.

Please contact us for any of your Material Handling parts and safety needs , plus a whole lot more :)

Forklift Attachments Improve Productivity and Safety

Specialty attachments can increase productivity and safety.
Utilizing correct forklift attachments can substantially reduce handling times and increase productivity, while also reducing costs.
With the correct attachments a single forklift can be used for multiple and special, material handling tasks alongside normal lifting tasks, thus reducing the need for owning a specialty unit alongside a normal unit and the larger running and maintenance costs associated with multiple units.

* * Drum and Storage Bin Tipper * *

A tipper attachment adds great versatility to a forklift. It can be used for a number of everyday tasks such as transferring the contents of large containers.

Examples of increased productivity include the faster loading of raw materials onto production lines, or for transporting large quantities of loose materials to different areas such as relocating rubbish from bins to a central dumpster.

Tipper attachments can also increase safety as they can replace employees manually lifting or moving heavy items and potentially injuring themselves or property.

* * Booms and Jibs * *

Booms and jibs extend the reach of a forklift and are available in a variety of setups including reach over and precision lifting to low profile fixed and extendable lengths.

Available in a variety of capacities ranging from 2T upwards, boom and jib attachments excel in lifting and transporting suspended loads such as those suspended via chains, belts or steel cables.

Tilting jibs also provided added capabilities to lift and transport loads that are stacked high or deep.

* * Work Platforms * *

Work platforms and cages provide opportunities for the full maximization of available floor and vertical storage space.

The platform or cage allows the lifting and retrieval of loads from vertical heights opening up a wide variety of new storage options to operators once floor space is all used up.

When utilized correctly platforms and cages offer superior safety to and can replace ladders and also eliminate the need to purchase expensive cherry pickers or EWP’s.

Workers can safely attach themselves via a harness to work at elevated heights.

* PRECISE - Most accurate hydraulic forklift scale on the market!


Kit includes:
· Advanced programmable color LCD touchscreen. Connects to vehicle power (12VDC standard - higher voltage requires optional voltage converter)
· Hydraulic manifold bypass assembly with: solenoid valve, flow restrictor and hydraulic pressure sensor (2 models----< 10000# lift capacity and > 10000# lift capacity)
· Magnetic height weighing level sensor with magnet for mounting to fork carriage

1. External "thumb switch" mounts to hydraulic control lever for beginning weighing bypass cycle
2. Adjustable "duel ball" cast steel mounting bracket (Required in most applications) (Choose dash mounting round bottom or clamp bottom for OHG leg mount)
3. Wireless Bluetooth printers in 2” and 3” models.

Most accurate hydraulic scale on the market today---nearly as accurate as carriage or fork load cell scales---at half the cost!
Since it is hydraulic, it can not be damaged in tough abusive applications
Accuracy: .2% of the rated load (10# in 5000# load)
Manifold takes out most of the pressure inaccuracy found in sensor only conventional hydraulic scales
"T" into pressure line at bottom of mast, make up hose from "T" to bypass module and another hose from bypass to hyd reservoir
Ability to name each channel and move between channels --- example names: Aluminum scrap, copper scrap, XYZ company, trailer 3 ---etc.
Ability to ad reference note to every weighing event---like PO#, invoice#, Company name etc.
Advanced logging functions---Holds thousands of weighing events on SD card
User can remove SD card to extract weighing data or insert USB stick to extract data.
All weighing events time and date stamped. Once exported to Excel data can be manipulated to create reports, graphs, charts etc.
“Totalizing” for each channel. Shows weight of current load on forks, below shows accumulated weight on that channel
Can set multiple "tare" weights either automatically or manually.
Driver can choose from many save "tare" weights as required for each loaod
Individual weighing events can be printed (time, date, vehicle, weight, channel name and reference name)
When lift is initiated---horizontal line appears as % of full capacity—even before load is weighed
Overload warning, alarm and event logging
Complete channel or individual weighing events can be printed.

How it works:
· Driver lifts load to "weighing height" ---device beeps when sensor detects magnet at weighing height.
· Driver presses "read" button, solenoid opens manifold valve, load is lowered for programmable # seconds (typically about 5 seconds and forks drop about 16")
· Alternatively driver can begin weighing process by pressing optional external thumb switch button mounted to hydraulic lever.
· Fluid under pressure in manifold by-pass is "read" 150 times and pressure is averaged for much higher accuracy
· Accurate weight of load just picked is displayed on display screen
· In programmable # seconds---this load moves to total with cumulative weight above on display
· If "tare" weights are involved, device can display both net load weights (in black) and gross load weights (in red) for both individual and cumulative load weights

Removing, printing and evaluating weighing event log data:
· All weighing events are time/date stamped
· Event shows: time/date/vehicle/channel name/reference # or name
· Remove data with USB stick
· Remove data with SD card
· Data can be manipulated in Excel speadsheet where data can be displayed in reports, charts or graphs
· Optional 2" and 3” printers

· THE most important factor when considering a scale is accuracy. PRECISE is the worlds most accurate hydraulic scale because of the use of the manifold hydraulic bypass module which gives the device many hundred of pressure readings---significantly improving accuracy by taking out pressure reading errors inherent in any machine.

· Ask whether your operation can live with following accuracy:

* Conventional hyd scale---like our WEIGHTROLLER 100) Within 2% of the rated capacity of the forklift. Conventional hydraulic scales ONLY read ONE pressure setting at one point. This pressure is subjected to considerable inaccuracy---did the driver "slam" the valve shut at the weighing position? Did he "feather" the valve shut? Is there a leaking valve or a leaking seal? The device can ONLY be as accurate as the pressure it is reading. If that one pressure reading is off---the accuracy shown on the scale is off. This is why conventional hyd scales have a bad record for repeatable accuracy---that is--picking up the SAME load and weighing it---many times with as much as 100# variance in the same load.
(that translates accuracy to within 100# of ANY load you pick up when installed on a 5000# capacity forklift-----it may be dead on---it may be 5# off, it may be 100# off.

* PRECISE hyd scale--- Within .2% of the rated capacity of the forklift. Because this device "measures" hundreds of pressure readings in the bypass module process, it filters out high and low pressure anomalies and averages ------taking out most of the error in pressure readings
(that translates incredible accuracy to within 10# of ANY load you pick up when installed on a 5000# capacity forklift ---it may be dead on---it may be 5# off, but it will be a maximum of only 10# off.)

Our height location sensor is standard on the PRECISE. Not only does this feature make it easier on the operator----but it also further improves the unit's accuracy by insuring the bypass weighing process begins at the same position EVERY TIME! The driver lifts the load up to the point where the magnet on the carriage is across from weighing/sensor--mounted to the mast. Operator then presses either the READ button on the touchscreen display or presses the optional external thumb switch---to begin the weighing bypass process. This opens the solenoid in the bypass module---allowing oil under pressure to bypass through the module back to the reservoir tank. When the dropping load carriage reaches the # seconds programmed (typically about 5 seconds) ---the weighing process is complete and the device displays the load weight.

Demo Kit:
PRECISE can be demoed on a tabletop with full functionality of the device. Instead of hydraulic pressure, the user turns the dial which changes the millivolt output from the sensor---simulating hydraulic pressure. The color touchscreen display is fully functional just as it would be on a forklift. Typically the client calls Keytroller support after receipt of the demo and the Keytroller rep can walk the client through the features and usage of the unit.

* * Merry Christmas To Everyone * *

I hope that everyone has a very special and blessed Christmas. I am so very grateful to all my customers / friends again this Holiday Season . Remember, The best presents are not the ones under the tree, but are truly our Family, Friends and having our Health.

* Please contact us for any of your Material Handling parts and safety needs , plus a whole lot more :)

* Forklift Chain Importance

Have you ever been carrying a bag full of groceries as a small hole in the bag was growing larger and larger? Perhaps the hole kept growing bigger until just before you got inside, the bag ripped and your canned fruit and vegetables flew everywhere. That scenario is a bit like what happens when your forklift chain isn’t properly maintained.

The pins in your forklift chain are extremely important.

The pins in the chain are what hold your entire load.

Over time, those pins wear out.

If your pins are wearing out and you’re either unaware or not addressing the issue, you’re playing roulette and your odds aren’t good.
Dropping your groceries is bad. Dropping a 3,000 lb. load can be catastrophic.

At the very least, when you suddenly drop thousands of pounds, you’re going to scare yourself and other people. Unfortunately, that usually isn’t the only outcome. If pedestrians are walking by when you drop a load, the outcome could be fatal.

Take a look at 3 common reasons forklift chains are condemned and consider whether or not it might be time to replace yours.

Broken Links: Broken links can be caused by abnormal force on the chains whether from dropping a load or working on an uneven surface.

Turned Pins: Lack of lubrication will cause pins to turn. If you see one turned pin, it’s likely there will be more.

Wear or Elongation Over Three Percent: Over time, forklift chains wear out. You’ll need a chain gauge to measure wear and elongation. If your chain has elongated over three percent, it’s time to replace it.

Fortunately, proper maintenance can help get ahead of old forklift chains before they break. Make planned maintenance a priority.

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