One of the most common questions we get in the service department is "How do I know if know if my hydraulic fluid is low and how do I check it?" Forklifts rely on hydraulics for their lifting and steering abilities. Having the right amount of hydraulic fluid in a forklift's reservoir ensures the forklift's lifting and steering abilities. Too much fluid in the tank will cause as leaks and spills. The forklift operator is supposed to check the hydraulic fluid as part of the pre-shift ins ..
Having good tires on your lift is like having the right shoes on your feet. You want support, grip, stability, shock absorption and performance. And like your shoes, they aren’t able to perform forever. Forklift tires wear out from normal abrasion, heat exposure from friction or sun damage, chemicals on the floor and travelling over uneven ground/floors. So, how do you know when it's time for new forklift tires? There are different kinds of tires; cushion, air-filled pneumatic and soli ..
Poor maintenance habits can put the lives of the people who work on the equipment at risk; it can also affect the financial health of the business. In order for a company to remain competitive should must follow sound vehicle and equipment maintenance procedures. Companies with ineffective maintenance programs usually suffer from one or more of the following problems: The maintenance staff is unable to foresee a problem before it happens; no one is looking to identify problems wit ..
Fall Back & Spring Forward – The change of seasons brings to mind a list of seasonal things to do, change the clocks back, change the batteries in your smoke detector and seal up doors and windows against the cold If you operate LPG internal combustion engine equipment, you need to make sure your pre-winter check list includes these things: First, get an engine tune up and a C0 emissions test. The effects of carbon monoxide (CO) exposure from the exhaust gases of LPG vehicles are ..
A Planned Maintenance Agreement is vital to keeping your forklift fleet healthy for a number of reasons. Here are 3 of them: During a typical PM Service inspection a technician can identify wear items before they fail, break, or damage other parts. They can note safety related items that are inoperable and suggest replacements to you to help protect your company from potential liability. And they can inform you about any broken or damaged parts that may fail prior to the next PM Serv ..
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