Businesses that require products or materials to be moved around or lifted to great heights within their warehouses should invest in forklifts! Owning a forklift can make most jobs easier and increase efficiency within a warehouse; however, owning a forklift comes with the added responsibility of performing maintenance on it. Certain parts of forklifts are prone to damage so regular check-ups are needed to keep these machines in the best working condition.

Forklift Select is a forklift dealer based in Denver, CO with over 40 years of experience in material handling industry. Our forklift inventory is well-maintained and machine is regularly check so it is ready to use once customer receives it. Our forklift experts are also available to help you learn the best ways to care for your forklift. It is also maintain safety within your warehouse!


Why Your Forklift Needs to be Maintained

Like many other pieces of equipment, the mechanical parts within forklifts require regular maintenance to prolong their lifespans and remain in good working condition. While buying a high-quality used forklift from Forklift Select can save you money in the long-run on maintenance, it is important to note that any forklift you purchase will require regular maintenance throughout its useful life. Performing regular maintenance on your forklift also helps ensure the machine is safe for your employees to operate. It is also lowering the risk of accidents from occurring. If you plan to sell your forklift, it is recommend to regularly perform maintenance on it because doing so increases the resale value of the machine.


Forklift Maintenance Tips

In order to keep your forklift in optimal condition, Forklift Select has developed some maintenance tips that you can follow. See our top three tips to keeping your forklift in the best shape below:


Identify Parts Prone to Damage

When purchasing a forklift be sure to ask seller which parts are prone to damage. And also what parts have been replace. The more you know about your forklift up front, the better you are able to take care of it. You should also alert your operator about which parts are prone to damage. It is to make sure they check them for damage regularly.


Perform Regular Check-ups 

To ensure that broken parts are fix at the first site of damage, it is important to regularly check your forklift. Inspecting your forklift’s tires, brakes and engine before and after use is best practice. It can save you money in the long-run. Adding this step to your everyday tasks ensures repairs and maintenance are handle before they get to the point where your entire forklift needs to be replace.


Clean Your Forklift Regularly

Most forklifts are heavily use and operate in dirty environments. Cleaning your forklift regularly can improve its lifespan by preventing the build up of combustible materials, dirt and rust on parts of your machine. Changing the filters in your forklift is also important to maintaining it.


Affordable Forklifts and Maintenance at Forklift Select

By following the above tips you can extend the useful life of your forklift and increase efficiency within  your warehouse. If you are looking to purchase a new or used forklift, Forklift Select offers top-tier products and excellent customer service. Contact us today at (877) 733-5438 or visit our website to learn more about our company!