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How Often to Service a Forklift

The more your forklift is used, the more often it will need to be serviced to remain safe and efficient to use. If your forklifts are used heavily, they may require forklift maintenance every 90 days. Routine maintenance checks play a major role in preserving your forklift’s lifespan and performance.   In most cases, forklift companies will recommend that you service your forklift based on time and usage intervals.  What are Time Intervals and Usage Intervals? Usage intervals are measured using your key or pedal hours. Time intervals are measured in days and months. At Trupar America, we recommend that you have your forklift serviced based on how often you use your forklift or your usage intervals.  We recommend full service at 200 hours. Our highly trained and experienced technicians will complete  the following: Grease the chassis and the mast components Install a new fuel filter Change the oil Install a new oil filter and air filter Adjust engine idle speed and ignition timing Inspe

Forklift Safety Checklist

  At Trupar America, we recommend using a forklift checklist to your operator, and managers ensure that safety programs remain on track. If you are already using a checklist, take the time to compare yours to the list we are presenting.  If you have not yet implemented the use of a checklist, consider reviewing the list below and adapting it to your needs so it can be easily integrated as a mandatory part of your team’s daily routine.  Visual Equipment Inspection Checklist Check the forklift for any apparent problems or missing components. Check the floor and work area for any hazards or obstacles. Check for overhead obstructions that could catch on or interfere with the overhead guard. Confirm that the fire extinguisher is present in the work area and that it is charged and working.  Inspect the battery and cable for a charge and tight connections. Check fluid levels for oil, fuel, and radiator fluid.  Check all chain anchor pins. Make sure the wheels and tires are free of damage and

Sit Down Vs. Stand Up Forklifts

In many cases, most warehouse operators likely choose traditional sit-down forklifts as the best option for the operations. But that may not always be the case. Have you taken the time to consider other forklift options? Before you purchase your next forklift for your operation, it is essential to consider the following: Do you need to maneuver through tight areas or narrow aisles? What type of operational area do you have? Consider the surface type, travel distances, traffic patterns, etc. Are your operators making a short run or long-distance runs? Which model, sit down or stand up, would increase productivity? How much time is the operator spending moving onto and off the forklift? Sit Down or Stand Up? With many leading manufacturers, there is a significant focus on operator comfort and how their comfort impacts productivity. To help make operators more comfortable and allow them to see the load at all positions, you should consider how comfortable each type of forklift is to use f

Should I Rent or Lease a Forklift?

Forklifts can be an expensive investment, and purchasing one may not be in your budget right now. Fortunately, you can lease or rent a forklift, rather than purchasing one outright.  Leasing a Forklift When you choose to lease a forklift, you can do so with little to no money down, spreading your payments for the forklift out over a number of years, typically one to five. After your lease expires, you can then exchange the machinery for a newer model, purchase the machinery, or return machinery.  When it comes to forklift leases or forklift rentals in Pittsburgh, Trupar America has top-quality inventory for you to choose from.  Renting a Forklift Unlike leasing, you will not have the option to purchase the machinery after your rental period has ended. If you plan to use the forklift for a short job, you can choose short-term rental options for days, weeks, or months. Long-term rentals are also available that can last for 12 months or more.  What Does it Cost to Rent/Lease a Forklift?

How Long Will A Forklift Last?

 The age of a forklift is measured by the hours of operation. On average, a single-shift operation with a regular 8-hour workday will run a forklift for 2,000 hours per year. Most forklifts will last for a lifespan of roughly 10,000 hours. The lifespan of the forklift will vary based on the manufacturer due to the quality of the parts and the craftsmanship.  Factors that Can Speed up Aging in Forklifts There are a variety of factors that can lead to faster aging in forklifts. In addition to how long the forklift, factors that contribute to more rapid aging include: Lifting heavy stacks often Use on multiple shifts per day Operation in colder temperatures Lack of proper maintenance Two forklifts that are the same age can still have different life expectancies depending on the conditions they were operated. A forklift that was used mainly indoors in cleaner conditions for lighter loads will likely last much longer than a forklift that has been exposed to harsh temperatures or used consis

How Long Can Forklift Repairs Take?

When it comes to forklift repairs , the amount of time it will take to complete the repair will depend on the extent of the damage and the complexity of the job and whether the forklift parts needed are available.  Common repairs for forklifts include repairing damage to chains, fixing your brakes, and repairing battery problems.  Tips for Lowering Repair Times for Your Forklift Downtime in the material handling business or any business that relies on forklifts can be costly. As a business owner, you do not have the time to space to wait for lengthy repairs to be completed. Below are some tips for reducing your downtime: Keep Equipment Maintained Prevention Is key when it comes to reducing repair downtime. When you keep your forklifts well-maintained, there will be less time spent repairing them compared to forklifts that have been neglected. Proper maintenance can save you time and money. Typically, repairs for your forklift can cost up to four times more than maintenance costs. By k