FORKLIFT SERVICE & MAINTENANCE
Proper forklift repair and maintenance help keep equipment downtime as low as possible. Our staff of factory trained technicians offer service on any forklift, aerial lift and more. Our facilities offer the latest in diagnostic technology, so we can ensure that your lift truck is repaired to factory specifications.
We work with you to plan a maintenance schedule based on your equipment and needs. We review all aspects of your equipment to maximize safety and efficiency in your operation. By implementing a regular maintenance program you will save money in many ways. Including catching major (and minor) problems early before major damage is done, keeping your lift trucks running during your most crucial periods of activity.
Forklift Maintenance – Plan and Prevent
SS Lift feels that it is our duty and obligation to keep our customers informed of ways to reduce the cost of operating their material handling fleets.
Forklifts have become safer and more productive due to the technological improvements built into the powertrain of the vehicle. Planned or preventive lift truck maintenance therefore has become even more critical.
Engines, transmissions and differentials on these units are being built with closer tolerances on the components. As these units have become more reliable and productive because of these advancements, we need to assure that the manufacturer’s recommended frequency of changing these lubricants are followed. Most manufacturers require that lubricants be changed at certain intervals using the recommended lubricants for their products. Dirty or burnt transmission or differential fluids will cause parts to wear out prematurely and restrict the oil flow through the very small orifices in the valves. Most failures in these units can be traced back to a lack of routine forklift maintenance services.
It’s important to be aware of the cost of doing business, so SS Lift Preventative Lift Truck Maintenance has to be done in a careful, organized manner by trained technicians. This provides insurance against larger costs down the line in lost productivity and unexpected large repairs.
SS Lift and its Preventive Maintenance Program can work to ensure that your maintenance costs are controlled, your equipment up-time is maximized, and that the overall cost of operating your lift truck is kept to a minimum.
Forklift Truck Maintenance Program Highlights
We approach planned maintenance with:
Well-stocked and equipped service vehicles
These are the points covered during your truck maintenance call.
Ask for operator concerns/input
Clean grease fillings and lubricate
Check upright assembly
Check parking brake operation
Check service brake operation
Check/fill master cylinder
Inspect brake pedal linkage
Inspect hydraulic cylinders and hoses
Check tilt cylinder anchors
Regular forklift tire safety inspections are crucial. Our experts will inspect your forklift tires for embedded foreign objects and tread wear to keep things rolling smoothly.
Clean or replace hydraulic sump breather
Check and lubricate shafts and levers
Check steering for operation
Check lights, horns, backup alarm and gauges
Inspect data plate and decals
Inspect safety seat belts and hood latch
Visually inspect load backrest and overhead guard
Check/fill transmission/differential oil levels
Check/fill hydraulic oil level
Check fork wear/chain wear/carriage wear
A forklift battery charging risk assessment identifies potential hazards that could result in a fire. We look for electrical short circuits, arcing, fused contacts, hot resistors and lint accumulation when completing this maintenance.
Blow out radiator core with compressed air
Change oil and filter element
Forklift oil changes are an important part of routine maintenance. We ensure that thick oil doesn’t stick to the walls of the engine, the engine remains intact and no oil leaks after we’re done working on the engine.
Check air filter, inspect hose and connection
Check fuel, oil, water system and antifreeze
Check engine vent pipe
Check all accessory drive belts
Inspect spark plug
Inspect clutch/inching pedal and linkage
Check neutral start switch
Check contactor assemblies
Check wiring condition
Check operation of forward, reverse, and 1A
Check load wheels and lift linkage
Check caster wheels
Reach cylinder bearings
Check drive motor brushes and commutator
Check hydraulic motor brushes and commutator
Check power steering motor brushes and commutator
Blow out motors with compressed air
Inspect power cables
Check and fill drive unit
Check radial rings and thrust bearing adjustment
Check steering linkage and steer chain adjustment
Get ahead of costly repairs, downtime, and lost productivity with true quality in forklift maintenance. Call on our experienced customer service representatives for a no cost, no commitment evaluation of your present service needs. Because every promise sounds like the next, challenge us by asking for a forklift planned maintenance call. We will perform a service on the forklift of your choosing and allow you to compare our findings with any inspection process you might be using today. We’re almost certain you’ll find your current provider will have questions to answer.
Whether your forklift is a Clark or Heli unit, or any other make, your bottom line can benefit from a lift truck planned maintenance program through SS Lift.
“Personal service is more than a catch phrase at SS Lift, it is what sets us apart, and insures you that you are getting what was promised.”
Call us today, or simply fill out the contact form. We look forward to partnering with you and your forklift maintenance concerns and showing you what a planned maintenance program can bring you.