Forklift Preventative Maintenance Programs
A well-planned maintenance program can save you significant money over the life of your equipment by keeping it operational and extending its life. Consider what a single catastrophic failure, due to improper maintenance, can cost in terms of:
- Increased repair costs
- Loss of production
- Rental or backup machine
- Idle personnel and equipment
- Disruption of schedules
Forklifts are a major investment as part of any company’s operational activity. Protecting that investment as well as ensuring a safer operational environment is very important. Since 1968 Liftway Limited has been providing forklift service and maintenance programs to large and small companies in our surrounding area.
Like any vehicle or piece of equipment proper maintenance is imperative to keep your forklift safe and reliable. Proper preventative maintenance programs can also save you money by avoiding costly repairs as your lift truck gets older. Also your forklift will be in better condition when you sell or trade it in providing you with a higher resale value.
Forklift engines today run hotter and at higher speeds and require regular timely maintenance. Most newer engines are mainly made of aluminum components and if not running with a good clean recommended grade engine oil serious damage can arise. Transmissions and hydraulic components also have higher tolerances and will also require that added attention to minimize costly repairs. Forklift manufacturers require a properly scheduled manufacturer approved maintenance program to keep their lift truck warranty valid.
A maintenance program set-up for your forklift application from Liftway can keep your overall cost to a minimum and provide reliability that the equipment will be operational and in safe working order when you need it to be.
Liftway offers specific maintenance programs depending on the type of forklift you own. Basic standard forklift maintenance programs are designed for both internal combustion and electric forklifts. We have a three stage approach (Schedule A, B and C) to a full maintenance program. This program can be customized to meet your operation and environment.
All forklifts are to be inspected annually by law for safe running order with specific focus on the the mast operation. Liftway offers our “LDI” (Lifting Device Inspection) program. To meet ministry of labour standards this must be carried out annually.