The Do’s and Don’ts of Forklift Parts in SA

As a premium supplier of forklift parts in South Africa, we have seen how incorrect usage of parts can lead to structural failure and accidents. Let’s review some of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to your forklift parts so that you can use them safely and effectively.

Always use Genuine Parts

Always use genuine OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts or authorised replacements whenever possible. Non-approved or generic parts may not be compatible or safe for your specific forklift model. The benefits of using high-quality parts include operator safety, machine longevity, and premium performance.

Are you struggling to find the parts you need? The good news is that we take the hassle of sourcing spares and parts off your plate so you can get your forklift back in action faster and keep it running smoothly. We directly import genuine forklift parts for all major brands, from Toyota to SAMUK, ensuring you get the best quality for the best price.

Inspect Regularly

Perform regular inspections of forklift parts as recommended by the manufacturer’s guidelines. Before each use, inspect the forklift for any signs of damage, such as cracks, bends, or excessive wear. Using compromised forklift parts can lead to instability, potential accidents, and property destruction.

Be sure to train all your forklift operators to identify potential part failures and report them promptly. The sooner issues are logged, the sooner parts can be repaired or replaced for business operations to continue.

Ditch the DIY

Never attempt to repair critical parts yourself, unless you have the proper training and experience. Because forklifts are complex machines, repairs performed without the required knowledge and skillset could lead to incorrect part assembly, which could negatively affect your forklift’s stability and lifting capacity. Furthermore, a DIY repair job might void the manufacturer’s warranty on the part or even the entire forklift.


Does your forklift need some professional attention? We have the solution! Our team of skilled technicians is available 24/7 to minimise your downtime. From routine maintenance to major repairs on all brands and models, we’ve got you covered.

At First Forklifts, we offer forklifts for sale and rental. We also provide a wide array of essential forklift parts in South Africa. Contact us now to find out more about how we can help your business move in the right direction.

Have Questions?

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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