Forklift Repair and Maintenance Tips
If your business uses a forklift or a fleet of forklifts for day to day operations, keeping them maintained and in good working order is an essential part of keeping your operations efficient. A broken down forklift can mean lost productivity, lost revenue and ultimately, lost profits.
Your forklifts are going to break down. They are machines and their parts wear out, seals break and hydraulics fail. It’s just the way things are. But along with quality forklift repair services, a good forklift maintenance program can reduce both the frequency of forklift breakdowns and reduce forklift repair costs.
Forklift Maintenance Schedule
A forklift requires detailed and scheduled maintenance. Just like your car, there are certain intervals at which fluids should be changed, hoses switched out, tires rotated and inspected and tune ups done.
The first step in keeping your forklifts maintained is to create a maintenance schedule for each forklift. Your local forklift service center can help you create and schedule routine maintenance.
The maintenance schedule should be machine specific. If you are operating different models and types of forklifts, it is important that you remember that these all have different components. Each model or type is therefore going to have its own schedule depending on its uptime, size, and engine and fuel type.
No matter how well maintained you keep your forklift, it will eventually breakdown and need repair. Newer forklifts are built with incredible precision. The drive trains and transmissions have ever closer tolerances. And if fluids and lubricants are not regularly changed, there can be big problems.
While a lot of forklift maintenance can be done by the driver, operator or in house technician, a major forklift repair may require the attention of a professional forklift mechanic.
Forklifts are a highly specialized vehicle, and so they require a highly specialized mechanic to work on them.
Forklift Repair and Maintenance with Reno Forklift
If you need forklift repair and service in the Reno and Sparks area, Reno Forklift is here for you! With nearly 50 years of experience servicing the Reno area, Reno Forklift is well equipped to tackle any forklift repair. From transmissions to lifts, our technicians can do it all.
We offer convenient forklift field services too! A fleet of service vans, fully equipped with parts and tooling, and most importantly, an experienced, skilled technician to get your machine, regardless of brand, up and running again. Quick response time from our dispatch department to you, keeping you updated on outbound times.
Contact us today for all your forklift repair and maintenance needs!