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Why Forklift Maintenance Is So Important

November 15, 2021

You likely spent a lot of money on a forklift for your business, but many people don’t realize that just like other types of vehicles, forklifts need to be properly maintained. Keeping your forklift well maintained can ensure its longevity, and you should stick to the recommended planned maintenance intervals. Your forklift may also need additional attention, so don’t ignore any potential issues or you might end up needing to buy a new one sooner than you planned.

Sticking to the planned maintenance schedule of your forklift means it

has a lower chance of breaking down which will cost you money. Well maintained forklifts can also boost productivity on the job. Having your forklift regularly maintained can also increase safety, reduce accidents due to component failure, help you budget for repairs, and allow the forklift to last longer. If you’re wondering how to tell if your forklift might need additional maintenance, the following are some of the most common reasons:

  • Amount of Usage – Planned maintenance is designed for forklifts that are getting an average amount of use. Heavy usage requires more frequent maintenance checks to make sure everything is in proper working order.
  • Type of Application – Planned maintenance is also designed for average application. If you’re using your forklift for rough and rugged work or your environment is dirty or rugged, you’ll need maintenance more often.
  • Change in Sounds – Forklifts make noise, but they should be pretty consistent. If you notice any changes in the way your forklift sounds, it may need some maintenance.

Atlas Toyota can service any make and model of forklift and our on-call technicians guarantee a 4-hour maximum wait time so you can get back to work without delaying production. We can repair or maintain your forklift on-site and offer scheduled maintenance plans. Give us a call today at 855-279-6884 to learn more.

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