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5 Maintenance Checks to Perform on Your Forklift

5 Maintenance Checks to Perform on Your Forklift

Keeping a well-maintained machine in your fleet means understanding its specific needs and performing regular maintenance to ensure it stays in good working order. Here are 5 maintenance checks to perform regularly to ensure your machine stays in top working condition.

Not all forklifts are created equal. Forklifts are available with various fuel and energy sources and for use in different environments, with propane and electric being the most common types used today. Propane forklifts are fueled by liquified petroleum (LP) and can typically be used both indoors and outdoors. Electric forklifts are powered by rechargeable batteries and are primarily for indoor use. Both require very specific maintenance throughout the year.

We recommend performing these checks every 250-500 hours.

Propane Forklifts

  • Check the tire condition & air pressure
  • Warning beacons, lights & backup alarms
  • Abnormal noise & leaks
  • Lubrication of Mast & Chains
  • Brake & Steering operation

Electric Forklifts

  • Watering levels in the battery
  • Corrosion around the battery
  • Charger connectors and cables
  • Check the tire condition & air pressure
  • Warning beacons, lights & backup alarms

At Williams Machinery, we understand your machine, whether it runs on propane or electricity. Let us help you take the guesswork away from your maintenance with our Planned Maintenance Agreements! Our team of highly skilled, factory-trained technicians are here to keep your machine “up and running” all year round.

Speak to one of our Forklift Specialists to learn more about our Planned Maintenance Agreements.