2017 Forklift Maintenance Guide

2017 Forklift Maintenance Guide

The official 2017 Forklift Maintenance Guide highlights the importance of performing routine maintenance work on your lift machines.


Whether or not you decide to rent a forklift for your business will ultimately depend on your company’s needs and circumstances. And whether you are leaning toward buying or renting, the professionals at Modern Forklift can help you come up with the best solution for your Toronto business.

Forklift Maintenance

2017 Forklift Maintenance Guide

How And When To Replace Your Forklift Tires

There are several methods to inspecting your forklift tires. If they are showing signs of wear and tear, or if you experience an immediate issue, replace them right away. If there are no major issues, routine maintenance can save you time and money avoiding downtime. If you are using cushion tires or solid pneumatics, you need to map out the appropriate steps to ensuring a routine inspection and safe tire placement.

How and When To Replace Electric Forklift Batteries

If you are having difficulties with your forklift battery keeping a charge or if the battery is simply dying, scheduling an inspection can ensure that your lift equipment has a good battery. When it’s time to replace them, we can help keep the process quick and easy. We can even complete a full replacement on-site, if needed.

Is your Forklift Ready For Retirement

Every forklift eventually needs to be retired. If your forklift is not quite what it used to be or if its cost per hour has increased beyond $4 per hour, it may be best to avoid the downtime and get a new used forklift. We would be happy to provide you with a range of options for used forklifts in Toronto. In addition, we can assist with disposing of your old forklift and provide you with the benefits of recycling your machines.

Choosing The Right Forklift Tire

The differences between a cushion tire and a pneumatic tire, analyzing the two types of compound tire, and considering a smooth tread tire are all things to consider. If you are on the fence about choosing the right forklift tire, we would be happy to help with a range of options.

Is My Forklift Still Up To Code

It is highly important that your forklifts are kept up to code not only in health and safety, but also for any related standards such as with its emissions. By establishing a maintenance schedule, you will keep your trucks up to code and for those that fall behind, you can get them maintained by us quick.

Scheduling A Yearly Tune-Up

All forklifts need maintenance. There should be at least one time every year where a full-scale maintenance check is performed. If you fail to perform a yearly maintenance check-up, you run the risk of it unexpectedly dying at inopportune times, interfering with your daily operations, your finances, and your worker safety. Regular yearly routine maintenance goes a long way in protecting you, your business, and your profits.

If you have more questions or would like to schedule a maintenance check-up, we would be happy to assist you. Or if you are interested in purchasing or renting used forklifts in Toronto for your business, we would be happy to discuss with you the options available. As we are headed into 2017, the busiest times of year are head of us. Now’s the time to get your forklift maintenance completed. If you don’t have it on schedule already, give us a call and we’ll get it done.

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