FAQS: How to Know if the Hydraulic Fluid is Low in your Forklift

Trevor Cowser - March 28, 2016

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…

How to Know When it’s Time for New Forklift Tires

Trevor Cowser - February 29, 2016

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…

A Healthy Dose of Planned Maintenance

Trevor Cowser - October 23, 2014

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…

Change of Season Checklist for Forklifts

Trevor Cowser - October 13, 2014

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…

3 Reasons to Have a PM Agreement

Trevor Cowser - June 18, 2013

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…