When is It Time for Forklift Maintenance?

As the owner of a large warehouse or company that often moves large or heavy objects, you are likely responsible for forklift maintenance and repair. When you purchase a forklift, there are several things to take into consideration. One of the major concerns when purchasing a forklift is how often you will have to service the machine. With every big machine comes regular maintenance requirements. You will have to develop a routine that is both in your price range and meets the need of the machine. In this article, we will discuss maintenance and forklift parts in Miami, FL.

As a forklift rental, sales and repair company, we deal with every aspect of forklifts from their purchase, through the most routine maintenance, to the very end of their life as moving machines. We have vast experience in cases where machines have gone much too long without checking on maintenance and forklifts doing work much more than it should. We will give you our best advice for your machine.

The most important consideration to you as a business is cost. You wouldn’t buy the most expensive machine in our shop without doing the research first, just the same as you wouldn’t buy a brand new car without considering a more valuable option. As a business owner, it is important to set a budget for maintenance of your machines and stick to it. If you aren’t prepared to spend well over your budget, then stick to the maintenance routine that works best for your company. If your company is doing well and you aren’t as concerned with the cost of maintenance as you are with the longevity of your forklift, then you could consider having work done more often. Being cost effective is every businessman’s concern and one we value at Atlantic Forklifts and Parts, Inc.

Once you have chosen a service provider, hopefully they will walk you through a cost efficient maintenance program which our highly trained technicians at Atlantic Forklifts and Parts usually do. The next step is to consider the quality of maintenance they are performing. You want to make certain that you are getting the best bang for your buck when it comes to maintenance. It would be pointless to spend loads of money on a company that will simply check the vitals. When you discuss service with your provider, discuss specific details such as which fluids they are replacing (transmission, hydraulic fluids, coolants and motor oil), if they are taking measures to lubricate the appropriate parts after cleaning and inspecting, and most importantly, help you determine when there is an issue and be able to help with the repairs.

You also want to be sure that if your maintenance provider is replacing parts in your forklift, that you are getting the best quality forklift parts in Miami, FL. More important than quality is finding the correct fit for your machine. If you receive parts that are not compatible with your forklift, it will be worse than having the part replaced at all. Discuss specific brands and models with your maintenance provider and do your research. You might be surprised how easy it is to find out that you are getting aftermarket parts that are not compatible with your machine.

At Atlantic Forklifts and Parts, we care about your business, and we want you to receive the best maintenance and repair possible. If you are in need of maintenance for your forklift or you are interested in the highest quality forklift parts in Miami, FL, give us a call today!