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Abuse of the lift truck is preventable, hence Hyster lift trucks has a total solution to help eliminate this kind of abuse. The dealers have a range of easy solutions and cost efficient options to consider in order to prevent forklift abuse from happening.
Worn Tires, Abuse Items, Service or Product Solutions
Not like your personal vehicle, forklifts are not outfitted with suspension springs which give added cushioning. Thus, it is extremely important to replace worn tires or chunked tires which cause jarring impacts to the driver, the axle parts, and to the wheel and load.
There are a lot of demanding applications which rely upon utilizing the right tires to ensure maximum lift truck performance. In order to ensure that your material handling equipment has the proper tires, just request an application survey from your local Cat forklift dealer. It is important not to forget that operating with worn forklift tires may lead to premature wear to the bottom of the tines. Forks that are worn can greatly jeopardize the forklift's ability to lift. This kind of situation creates a dangerous and awfully unsafe work surrounding.
It is time to change the tines, when the fork's heel is worn more than 10%. Routine fork inspections are needed in order to make sure that your equipment is safely working and that your machinery is operating with safe forks. These inspections are very important to the safety of your operators as well as anybody else working in close proximity to the machinery.
Unfortunately, a lot of lift truck drivers have taken up the bad habit of riding the inching pedal. This could lead to costly damage to the transmission of the vehicle. To be able to avoid major part failure from happening, only utilize the inching pedal when you wish to apply the brakes while the engine is revving and are approaching a rack. This enables the hydraulics to work at full speed. The brake pedal is situated in the middle and is used to regularly stop the forklift when the hydraulics is not being utilized.
There are major parts including wheels, tires, body panels, forks, attachments and brackets which suffer greatly anytime a lift truck encounters impact to its product or to its surrounding while traveling at high speeds.
In addition to assigning machinery to a driver, you will find certain products available to help reduce product damage including vehicle speed limiter, impact monitor, and keyless access systems.