Forklift Maintenance Tips
Forklift maintenance is vital for your forklift fleet management. Proper maintenance will help your business save money over the long run by having equipment that lasts long and runs better.
Proper forklift maintenance will allow your business' assets to hold their value.
Here are some preventative maintenance tips:
1. Regular Preventative Maintenance and Inspections
- Your forklift fleet must be on a regular preventative maintenance schedule to keep them operating at peak performance which will reduce your long-term maintenance costs.
Educating your forklift drivers on how to spot and act on any issues, no matter how small.
2. Oil Change Every Three Months
- Follow the manufacturer’s manual for your forklift for regular oil changes. Most recommend changing the oil every 3 months. You need to maintain a written schedule for your forklifts. Missed oil changes can cause sludge buildup on the engine and result in a decreased performance. Poor maintenance will cause more downtime and increased costs for your forklifts.
3. Regularly Clean and Lubricate Your Forklift
- Your forklifts are doing a lot of heavy lifting every day. For them to work at optimal performance, you need to keep them clean of dirt, dust, and build-up. Along with cleaning, keeping all the forklift parts well-oiled and lubricated to work properly and avoid damage or corrosion.
4. Battery Maintenance
- Establishing a battery inspection timetable suitable for all users is difficult because battery usage and the quality of routine maintenance differ from one plant to the next.
If routine maintenance is followed and the batteries are cycled once a day, five days a week, an annual inspection should be sufficient to identify any problems.
Contact us to discuss our Preventive Maintenance programs and determine the best fit for your business to keep your forklift fleet operating at peak performance.