At Atlantic Forklifts, we have seen several different and interesting cases when it comes to repair and maintenance. We have pretty much seen every problem that a forklift presents, including human error, giving us the experience in fixing even the most seemingly difficult of problems. It is for this reason that we offer forklift rentals in Miami so that our clients will not have to deal with difficult repairs and maintenance.
Damages are not uncommon, and if you own a forklift, this can be a nuisance to your overall production. We know that a lot of you often think that it is much easier on the pocket to try to correct the problem yourself and not call for professional assistance. However, this is not always the best option because it can lead to further problems, especially for people who are not adept at dealing with damages to such trucks.
In this article, we will discuss some of the reasons why it is a good idea to let a professional company like Atlantic Forklifts handle its maintenance and repair, because we have the skill, experience and the right equipment.
Even in the slightest of cases, it could be a good idea to let a professional look at the work you are doing so that you know you aren’t causing further damage to your machine.You may come by forklift parts for sale in the market, but how can you be sure that you are getting quality parts or that those will work perfectly for the forklift model you have? Forklifts do break down and malfunction, especially with the incredible amount of pressure we put on them on a daily basis. Consider some of these facts before you think of repairing or maintaining your forklift by yourself.
Proper and Regular Lubrication
One of the routine maintenance concerns with forklifts is keeping them well lubricated. We also do this for our used forklifts for sale in Miami.These trucks are used to move heavy objects. It is likely that if you are using a forklift, part of the job is to move heavy items and that forklift is hardly getting any rest. When running the machine all day and night, it puts incredible stress, including increased heat. The more these machines run, the hotter they get. With heat, comes friction which can mean bad things for your forklift. When the parts get overheated and friction is created, it causes the machine to run slower or even stop working altogether. To prevent this, we keep forklifts well lubricated. The absence of friction allows the forklift to run smoother for longer periods of time. This is a routine maintenance trick, however over time, the lubrication can build up and create gunk in your machine when used improperly and irregularly. If you continue to lubricate the machine yourself far too often, this can cause long term damage to some specific parts. If you take your truck to a professional, they can clean and assess the parts before lubricating them properly and sending the machine back to work.
Another routine maintenance concern that is often performed on site would be the addition of fluids to your machine. The same as a car, a forklift needs fluids to help it run smoothly. These fluids are often added by whoever is operating the forklift at the time. It is normally a good idea to check and administer fluids. However, as you add and check fluids, debris and outside materials could get mixed in with the fluids. This is a very common occurrence, but by taking the forklift to a professional for routine maintenance, they can check your fluid tanks and make certain that nothing is clouding your fluids or causing harm to your forklift.
At Atlantic Forklifts, we do more than just repair or maintain these trucks. We also offer high quality forklift rentals in Miami so that small businesses have the option to rent and not buy. Also, this comes with lesser responsibility, because you will not have to be bothered by occasional repairs and routine maintenance – everything is covered by us. However, don’t hesitate to call if you are having issues with your truck or if it is time for some maintenance work.