While it may sound expensive, planned maintenance can save your business lots of money. On average, the costs of forklift repairs is four times higher than the proper maintenance on a forklift. Planned maintenance can keep monthly costs predictable. While the 250, 1,000, and 2,500 hour service are highly important, it is recommended that a forklift is serviced every 150 hours of labor. Maintaining an asset will help prolong the life of your equipment, and it can prevent downtime and expensive, unexpected repairs.
Planned maintenance is designed to the best option for your equipment and business. The Lilly Company or your forklift service provider will remind you of when it is time to have your truck serviced. The service is done at your convenience and on your location. Lilly’s certified technicians complete a 95-point inspection that includes basic services, such as engine oil changing and filter replacement.
With this flexibility and no long term commitment, your forklift will have better trade-in value. There are four key points to why planned maintenance will reduce costs and maintain the value and life of the forklift:
- Keeps It Clean
The dirt and debris that gets inside the filters can ruin and cause potential issues to the internal, working parts of the forklift.
Worn and damaged tires increase resistance during operation, and ruined tires can lead to higher fuel costs and poor usage.
The oil used in the forklift is used to lubricate to reduce friction and wear. Maintaining the proper oil levels means smooth operation and healthy parts.
- Worn Parts
With planned maintenance, parts are replaced before they fail. This can reduce damage to other parts and prevent downtime.