10 Ways to Keep Winter from Winning

Great tips here for Winter forklift maintenance from Forklift Central!

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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About fsip

FSIP provides new and remanufactured electronic products found on electric and gas powered vehicles. We also provide manufacturing services for OEM legacy type products to help limit the potential for product obsolescence. Some of the many platforms we service include industrial trucks, golf carts, scrubber-sweepers, mining cars/locomotives, electric boats, go-karts and ground support equipment.
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