Forklifts are among the most common materials handling equipment in almost all industries. They are considered to be rugged machines that can withstand tough conditions. With this in mind, regular servicing of forklifts is a must as part of maintaining a fleet of materials handling equipment. Regular forklift maintenance will ensure that there will be no disruptions in the workflow involving this piece of equipment.
The very first thing to do is to determine the frequency of maintenance needed. This begins with having the equipment undergo an engineering analysis. This assessment will take a look at the forklift’s age and current condition, its overall value, how long it has been used (hours of operation), how hard it has been working, safety requirements according to standard regulation, any vulnerability to damage, readjustment needs, its service record, and if there is any previous maintenance work order put in place.
This analysis goes hand-in-hand with checking in with the operators and maintenance personnel handling the forklift.
After analysis, the maintenance schedule can be determined. It can be conducted on a daily, monthly, quarterly, semi-yearly, or yearly basis. By sticking to the recommended schedule, the forklift can be kept in top shape, prolong its use, and reduce any repair costs and production losses in the future.
Here are some general pointers to keep in mind when maintaining and handling forklifts:
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