Just like any other vehicle, a forklift needs regular maintenance to stay in good working order. Forklift repair and part replacement is key to extending the lifespan of your forklift as long as possible.
Many forklift repairs are a matter of “when” rather than “if.” The more often you use a forklift, the more frequently it will need to be fixed up.
Just like a car needs an oil change after driving a certain number of miles, a forklift will need various repairs after being used for a set number of years or hours.
Keep in mind that procrastinating on repairs can cost you thousands of dollars. Parts like reservoir tank hoses, wheel cylinder rubber parts, master cylinder rubber parts, and hydraulic hoses can all damage the rest of a forklift if they are not replaced quickly enough.
It’s also important to keep a close eye on the state of a forklift’s lift chain and, if it’s an IC forklift, its fuel hose.
Planned maintenance programs are an excellent way to make sure your forklift is getting all the repairs it needs in a timely manner. A trained technician can spot problems in their earliest stages so you can address them before it’s too late.