Maintenance Tips for Extending the Lifespan of Multi-Directional Forklifts
To ensure that your investment in a multi-directional forklift is a worthwhile one, it is essential to schedule regular maintenance.
This will not only extend the lifespan of your forklift but will also ensure your workplace is efficient and compliant. Achieving both of these things is vital if you wish for your operation to be successful.
Without further ado, here are a handful of maintenance tips that, if followed, will help your trucks to run optimally.
1. Perform Routine Inspections
Any maintenance plan or routine should start with a regular inspection schedule. Although this does not involve taking action, it can help identify issues before they become major problems.
We would encourage you to examine critical components and pay close attention to any unusual sounds, leaks or worn parts.
2. Tyre Maintenance
Tyres are a critical component. If they are compromised or damaged, this can severely reduce safety/ operational efficiency. Check the pressure regularly using the manufacturer’s recommendations as a guide. Additionally, inspect tires for signs of wear and damage. Faulty ones should be replaced immediately.
If you are looking for aftermarket tyres to improve performance, you may wish to read our tyre buying guide.
3. Battery Care (for Electric Forklifts)
If your truck is electric, you may need to examine the battery. Charge the battery as recommended by the manufacturer to extend its lifespan. Moreover, keep the battery clean and check for any signs of corrosion.
4. Complete Brake Inspections
Regular brake checks are essential for safety. This is especially true for vehicles that operate in wet weather.
Thus, checking the brakes are in good working order is important. If you notice any issues with braking performance, address them immediately. Failure to do so can result in accidents, injuries and even fatalities.
5. Check The Hydraulic System
Check for hydraulic fluid leaks and inspect the hoses and connections for any damage. After all, this is the foundation of your truck’s lifting capabilities. By staying on top of hydraulic maintenance, you can effectively prevent costly repairs down the road.
6. Professional Service
For more complex maintenance and repairs, a professional service is always encouraged. Experienced technicians have the expertise and experience to diagnose and fix technical issues accurately.
7. Clean Regularly
Regular cleaning is not a superficial task. It prevents the accumulation of dirt and debris which can lead to bad performance and issues. When not in use, store your truck in a clean, dry and secure location to protect it from the elements.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance is the key to ensuring your investment yields positive returns for years to come. By following these tips and staying proactive in your approach to maintenance, you can keep your forklift operating at its best.
If you have any maintenance or product-related questions, contact us today.