How to Extend the Lifespan of Your Forklift Parts

Just like any other type of equipment or vehicle, forklifts need their parts replaced from time to time. This can be due to general wear and tear or from unintentional damage to your forklift.Replacing parts can be expensive, and that’s why it’s important to look after your forklift parts and extend their lifespans as much as possible.

Purchase Quality Parts

Purchasing quality parts is very important if you want your parts to last a long time. When its time to replace a part, always try purchase a genuine part. If a genuine part is not available, go for a high-quality generic part.

Park Your Forklift Undercover

If you want to extend the lifespan of your forklift and its parts, you should make an effort to ensure that it is parked undercover when not in use, preferably in a safe garage. This protects your forklift from the elements, as well as from theft, vandalism, etc. Safe parking is essential.

Maintain Your Forklift

Regular maintenance picks up on any potential issues ahead of time and ensures that all your parts are sufficiently lubricated and in good condition. Speak to your local forklift service provider to create a maintenance plan that suits your needs.

Follow Manufacturer Instructions

When you purchase your forklift, it should come with manufacturer instructions that outline the safest and most efficient ways to use your forklift. Stick by these rules and guidelines to keep your forklift and its parts in good working condition for as long as possible. The manufacturer instructions should also outline maintenance guidelines.

Only Let Trained Personnel Use the Forklift

While forklifts are very easy to use, you should only let people who have been properly trained operate your forklift use it. Untrained personnel could end up crashing the forklift or damaging it in some other way, thus deteriorating or breaking the parts.

Are you looking to replace forklift parts in South Africa? Here at First Forklifts, we supply quality forklift parts and spares for a wide range of popular forklift brands. Contact us today and we speak about which specific parts will best suit your needs.

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If you have any further questions about First Forklifts or have any forklift related queries, feel free to contact us and one of our specialised technicians or staff will be more than happy to assist.

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