To be able to ensure productivity and safety, your machine should be maintained whether it is a second-hand forklift or a new forklift. Careless forklift operation could result in additional expenses due to abuse and damage. There are simple ways to identify operator practices that indirectly contribute to costs related to the wrong operation of Caterpillar forklifts or lift trucks. The following suggestions would help you lower operating expenses while ensuring a long life for your machine.
Causes Of Facility and Forklift Damage
Wrong Forklifts. For the efficient and safe performance of a forklift, it is important to choose the correct lift truck equipment for the application. One of the most common mistakes is utilizing the wrong kind of forklift or alternatives for the specific job. Equipment can suffer premature wear and tear. Components could be subject to failure. Check that the lift truck is fitted with the right tires and that they are not worn.
Improper Forklift Operating Practices. Incorrect forklift operating practices are a common cause of impact damage. Damage to equipment, facilities or product could occur while navigating around things. A congested work area lends itself to impacts. Like for instance, pushing pallets, called "Bulldozing", could damage the transmission and wear tires.
Unsafe Forklift Speeding and Lifting. Personal injury and equipment damage could happen by incorrect lifting practices. Common mistakes comprise lifting too high and traveling very fast. A load that is too heavy could cause the forklift to tip over. The driver must make sure that the forks are level.
Poor Floor Conditions. Debris and obstructions on the floor are the most common cause of forklift damage. If twine, wood, plastic or banding gets into the engine compartment, the cooling system could be compromised. The result can be engine failure or even fire.
Axle or radiator damage is one more common consequence of driving over debris.