Forklifts are rugged machines built to perform well under tough conditions, but they still need occasional TLC. Regular maintenance will improve performance and can prolong the economic life of your forklift.
Change the Oil- For internal combustion engine forklifts, most manufacturers recommend changing the oil every three months or 150-200 hours (whichever comes first). If you don't change the oil, the sludge builds up in the engine and performance gradually declines.
Check Fluids and Lubricate Moving Parts - Keep an eye on your forklift’s hydraulic fluid and oil levels, and ensure all moving parts are well-greased. Replace bearings when needed.
Check Tire Pressure - Under-inflated tires waste fuel and reduce traction. Check tire pressure weekly to maximize performance and prevent accidents.
Visually Inspect Brake Shoes - Because forklift brakes can last 5,000 hours or more. But, if operators ride the brake or accidentally drive with the parking brake on, that can drastically shorten the life of your forklift's brakes..
Battery Maintenance - If your electric forklift has a standard lead-acid battery, regular watering and cleaning will help maximize its life. so, it’s important operators only recharge at the end of a shift, or when the battery has discharged down to 30 percent.
Daily checklists cover, or partially cover, many of the tips above. The best way to avoid expensive repairs is to have your forklift inspected regularly by a certified forklift mechanic.
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According to latest statistics, the proportion of electric forklifts reached 64.39% in 2022. The increase is due to the multiple effects of market demand, national energy conservation and emission reduction, and the gradual completion of the industrial chain of the electric forklift industry in China.
Electric pallet trucks are widely used inside small ,medium big warehouse and logistic centers which greatly improve material handling efficiency and productivity. The quality itself is very important while daily maintaining work is also very important.Following is some tips for maintaining your electric pallet truck and hope it's helpful to you.
Experts predict that it will not be more than 5 years, forklift power will rarely see the internal combustion engine, lead acid battery due to its attenuation, maintenance and other reasons, will eventually withdraw from the stage of forklift supporting. Lithium iron phosphate battery with its high energy density, reliable, durable, affordable advantages, will become the first choice for forklift power. Lithium-ion batteries last 4,000 cycles; Requires less maintenance; Short and opportunity charging; Small size, light weight, high energy density; Safe and reliable use; No pollution;Low noise Lithium battery's life cycle more than 10 years; No maintenance required; Usage costs are only 10% of diesel forklift;