Great tips here for Winter forklift maintenance from Forklift Central!
While some of you will bask in a relatively mild winter, others will share a collective grimace with me when we see the flakes start falling. I have already worked in snow a couple times this fall. Unarguably, the winter weather makes our job more challenging. However, there ARE things we can do to keep our customers rolling, and our jobs a bit easier.
There are 3 main areas of concern are:
Starting, operability, and traction.
Deficiency in any of these will mean compromised useage, higher costs, and potential danger to operators.
Let’s run through a basic winter check.
Performing these now will help you avoid a chilly callout when the mercury drops.
1. Start with the starting & charging system.
Test the battery with a load tester. Any battery that is “borderline” is going to be problematic in the cold. Plus, it is cheaper to deal with it now…
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