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How to maintain a forklift ? March 27, 2023

As a forklift attachment manufacturer, we don’t have practical knowledge about maintaining forklift trucks. But as per available resources, here are some general maintenance tips for forklift:


1. Regular Inspections - Conduct daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly checks to look for any parts that need replacing or fixing.

2. Fluid Levels Check - Monitor oil, hydraulic fluid, and coolant levels regularly.

3. Battery Check - Check the battery to make sure it is fully charged and the connections are clean and tight.

4. Tire Check - Ensure that the tires are inflated properly and free from any damage.

5. Cleanliness and Lubrication - Keep the forklift clean and free of debris to keep it running smoothly. Apply lubricants to moving parts.

6. Operator Training - Ensure that the operator is trained in proper operation and safety procedures.

7. Professional maintenance - Schedule regular maintenance with a certified forklift technician to identify potential issues and perform necessary repairs.

8. Replacement of Worn Parts - Keep a record of when parts were last replaced and replace them when necessary.

9. Follow the Manufacturer’s Guidelines - Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines on service intervals, maintenance tasks, and fluid requirements.

10. Store Properly - Always store the forklift in a dry place away from the elements when not in use.