Even if your forklifts are maintained properly, they certainly won’t last forever. Understanding when to replace a forklift can help you save money, improve efficiency, and avoid safety problems due to old equipment.
Safe, efficient, powerful lift trucks and materials handling equipment require close attention and occasional tune-ups. And if you’ve been running a warehouse or materials handling operation for a while, you know the value of a reliable mechanic.
Like car tires or truck tires, the tires on a forklift eventually wear out and will need to be replaced. This is true of every type of forklift tire, including solid rubber tires that don’t require air.
The Dangers of Ignoring Your Forklift's Maintenance and Repair Needs 1
While your forklifts may get their engines and hydraulic oil levels checked daily, there are dozens of other maintenance points that can quietly become compromised during normal use if not checked on a regular basis.
Inspections and Tests that Help Ensure Your Forklift is Working in Proper Order 0
Forklift safety begins even before you start operating your forklift. It’s important that you carefully test and inspect your forklift at the beginning of every shift to ensure that it is in proper working order.