A forklift truck can be a valuable piece of machinery for any business in the movement of heavy goods and materials. Forklifts are used extensively, and there are many different types of machines, each more suited to a specific job than the next.
Forklifts are available as diesel, gas, or electric, regardless of fuel type all require daily maintenance checks to ensure the safety and smooth running of the vehicle on a day-to-day basis.
This is the case for diesel, gas, or electric trucks, for which the following checks should be performed:
- Visually Inspect forklift tyres for damage and inflation pressure
- Check all wheel nuts for tightness
- Check hydraulic oil level
- Inspect hoses for leaks and damage
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Additionally ensure that batteries are recharged after each shift, and avoid engaging in random charging.
Diesel / Gas
- Check engine oil level
- Check fuel level
- Check the radiator water level
- Examine tyres visually for damage and inflation pressure
Ensuring that the above checks are carried out not only prolong the life of any machine the business owns but also ensures the safety of your forklift truck, they also make sure that additional costs are not incurred and the smooth running of your business is ensured.
Any neglect or misuse of a forklift will result in damage and hence unnecessary costs, therefore it is wise to make sure operators sign off on such duties on a daily basis.