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Tips to Maintain an Efficient Forklift Fleet

Tips to Maintain an Efficient Forklift Fleet

If forklifts are not utilized efficiently or maintained properly, the amount of downtime will increase which would decrease productivity and profits will suffer. Ultimately, costs will increase due to maintenance which will affect your bottom line, when efficiency could be improved.

It is not cheap to manage a fleet of forklifts. Therefor replacing your forklifts at the right time, will increase productivity and profits within your business.

Below are our tips to improve the efficiency of your forklift  which will ultimately increase profits.

  • Forklift Maintenance

The first and most important tip is maintenance, maintaining your forklift will help extend your forklifts lifespan. The easiest way to do this is to categorising your fleet by age. Categories them based on their age; new, middle and old. This will allow you to manage your fleet effectively and help you forecast your expenses. You will be afforded the ability to estimate how much money you are willing to spend on each category group.

At some point you will need to replace your forklifts and by keeping track of your fleet by category you can avoid spending large amounts of money on repairing equipment for forklifts that are ready to be removed from the fleet.

A major mistake that a large number of companies make, is they utilise forklifts for longer than they should. Forklifts that should be replaced are continuously repaired instead of being replaced, which is costing a lot more than they should.

  • Fleet Management Software

Making use of fleet management software can help you identify issues and help you make adjustments to significantly cut operating costs. The software lets you see what equipment is being used and when, provides instant monitoring and control, real-time web based reporting and operator accountability and performance.


  • Communication

Finally, it is imperative that there is communication between management, your technicians & forklift operators. Constant communication has to happen as they come into contact with your fleet on a daily basis. This is because their opinions and observations will be critical to keeping your fleet running efficiently.

Your technicians should have a detailed log of what has been repaired, which parts are covered under warranty and how often they are repaired.  Doing this will let you determine the affordability of your current setup and what alternatives might benefit your bottom line.


Tips for buying the right forklift parts

Tips for buying the right forklift parts

In order to ensure longevity of your forklift fleet, make sure to regularly schedule services and maintenance which are essential in ensuring the longevity of your forklift fleet. It is also important to note that, all forklift parts come with an expiration date, no matter how well you may take care of your forklift. Make… Continue Reading

Reasons to Invest in A Forklift

Reasons to Invest in A Forklift

If you have a business that uses forklift regularly for project work, then buying a forklift is a great investment for any business. Forklifts are convenient because they are able to move heavy objects faster and with more ease than people would. Furthermore, these robust & heavy pieces of machinery are able to transport large… Continue Reading

Benefits Of Renting A forklift truck

Benefits Of Renting A forklift truck

  Forklift trucks are used within a variety of different industry sectors for lifting and moving heavy load and they are extremely efficient machines. You have the option to choose either to rent or to buy a forklift truck, just like you would with any other type of machinery. Owning a forklift may not be… Continue Reading

Why Forklift Owners Need to Re-examine Forklifts after Modification

Completely understanding a forklifts lift capacity rating is vital for all owners and operators. All load movements that are taken on by a forklift must comply with the strict capacity ratings of the unit. This article will look at 3 things owners and operators should understand when it comes to lift capacities. Attributes affecting load… Continue Reading

All-Terrain Forklifts vs Standard Forklifts

Where standard counterbalance forklifts are not engineered to operate over rough terrain, the all-terrain forklifts are specifically engineered to operate in difficult conditions where rough terrain or limited access hinders other forklifts. This article looks at the advantages that all-terrain forklifts can offer to owners specifically in the mining, agriculture and construction industries. The full… Continue Reading

The Different Forklift Trucks on the Market

The Different Forklift Trucks on the Market

Forklift trucks form the staple for many operations across a variety of industries. Remarkably powerful and rugged, they are used for all manner of lifting procedures in warehouses, factories, foundries and many other applications. Though there is no single solution in these vehicles that makes them usable across all these applications; there are , in… Continue Reading

What to Look for in a Forklift Rental Service

What to Look for in a Forklift Rental Service

Do they Have Extensive Stock? A successful company, one that has been around for a while and is steadily growing, will likely have an extensive selection of different types of forklifts for you to choose from. The larger their variety, the higher the chance that you will find the exact solution that your business needs.… Continue Reading

Why Hire a Forklift?

No large upfront purchase costs: Forklifts can be hired on either a short term or long term base. Organizations can steer clear of the large upfront costs mixed up in purchasing a forklift by renting equipment for desired timeframes. Long-term hire can be prearranged for a weekly or monthly price with a leasing company. Temporary… Continue Reading

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