Spring Into Action: Essential Forklift Maintenance Tips For The Season

With Spring nearly here, it is the ideal season to ensure your equipment is in top shape for the rest of the year. Follow this instructional guide to get a head start on your essential maintenance tasks to keep your forklifts running smoothly during the Spring season.

  1. Cleaning and Inspection

Spring is a great time to give your forklifts a thorough cleaning. Remove any accumulated dirt, debris, and grime from the equipment.

Inspect the forks, tires, and all moving parts for any signs of wear and tear. Pay special attention to the hydraulic system and check for leaks.

  1. Fluid Check

Check all fluids, including oil, hydraulic fluid, and coolant. Ensure they are at the correct levels and replace or top them up as needed.

Fresh fluids will help your forklift perform at its best.

  1. Battery Maintenance

Batteries can suffer during the cold winter months. Spring is an excellent time to check and maintain your forklift’s battery. Look over the connections, clean them, and make sure they are in good condition.

If your forklift uses lead-acid batteries, check the water levels, and top up with distilled water if you need to.

  1. Tires and Suspension

Inspect the tires for wear and tear and ensure they are properly inflated. Check the suspension and shocks for any damage.

Spring’s uneven surfaces can be hard on your forklift’s tires and suspension.

  1. Safety Check

Don’t forget safety features like lights, horns, and backup alarms.

Without the proper forklift care and maintenance, your machine can malfunction. Not only will this make for costly repairs, but it will also prevent your workers from reaching their full potential.

At Groundwater Lift Trucks,

our service team provides customers with the assurance of the highest degree of forklift truck reliability with the minimum of costly downtime. To book your spring service today, contact our team now on 01569 768047 or email us at service@groundwater.uk.com

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