Politicians on Forklifts Caught on Camera

June 15, 2014
Whether they use them as props or to prop themselves up, politicians often support their campaigns with forklifts.

Forklift OEMs were in Washington recently for National Forklift Safety Day to get political support on trade and safety legislation. MH&L wondered if our Ivory-Towered representatives ever came within reach of a reach truck. Surprisingly, there's plenty of photographic and video evidence to the affirmative, as you'll see in this gallery. Although this collection offers mostly stills, we begin and end it with videos that take you from comedy to tragedy on the campaign trail. After viewing these, share with us some shots of how your own forklifts are being used to support our nation’s economy. We’ll build an MH&L reader gallery on this topic and your forklifts can deliver the building blocks. E-mail your images to [email protected].

You can watch these by advancing through the text windows to the right of the above image and clicking on the links in them.

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