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Common Replaced Forklift Parts

A forklift is a complex piece of equipment that requires specialized maintenance to keep it running. Throughout its lifespan, a forklift will require a variety of replacement parts to remain functioning and effective. 

While electric forklift parts and IC-powered parts differ, it is important to know the most commonly replace forklift parts to ensure you properly maintain your parts stock to ensure you can handle common maintenance issues. 

Brakes 

Forklift brakes work hard, stopping thousands of pounds of heavy materials at a short distance. The forklift brakes should not wear out very frequently, but they will require regular replacement to ensure the forklift is safe to operate. 

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Tires

Tires are a crucial part of the forklift for the comfort of the operator and for safe operation. Damage to the tires can make your workspace unsafe, reduce fuel efficiency, put your operator at risk, and decrease productivity. Signs of damage include:

  • Tearing
  • Balding
  • Chunking

Tires showing these signs need to be replaced to remain in compliance with OSHA standards. 

Forks

Just like the brakes, forklift forks work hard, experiencing heavy stress every day. Forks are constructed out of heavy-duty material but will still wear out as time goes on. When forks are not properly maintained, they can contribute to dropped loads. This can cause serious injury or, in some cases, fatalities. 

It is crucial to replace forks before they become extremely worn to maintain safety and prevent injury or tragedy. 

Oil and Air Filters

Oil and air filters are a critical part of protecting your forklift’s engine from damage. Check for the OEM recommended intervals for changing your oil and air filters to keep your machine at maximum efficiency. If you’re noticing that your air filter needs to be replaced more frequently, then you may want to consider investing in solutions that can help make your workspace cleaner. 

Masts and Chains

Throughout a shift, the masts and chains experience tough demands. With the stress of lifting and handling heavyweights, you must replace the masts and chains on a regular basis to maintain safety and keep the machine running efficiently. 

Forklift Maintenance and Parts

At Trupar America, we offer experienced forklift maintenance services to keep your fleet operating safely and efficiently. We also offer a wide selection of forklift parts in our Pittsburgh warehouse to provide you with the parts you need when you need them. Contact us today to learn more! 

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