Forklift Service in Houston, Texas
Let's Talk About Forklift Service
All-Star is here to provide preventative maintenance and repairs to your forklift to keep you and your business on the move.
A forklift is an investment in your business. Performing scheduled maintenance regularly as recommended by the manufacturer is critical to:
- Avoid costly downtime.
- Maximize equipment lifespan.
- Ensure proper and safe performance.
When deciding on the frequency of inspection, CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
- Age of unit (Older lifts often require more frequent maintenance).
- Have they been serviced appropriately in the past and is there a record of service?
- Work environments - units in harsh environments need more frequent attention.
- Number of hours on the machine.
We recommend that your operator inspect your machine daily before it is used.
This is the best time to identify potential problems early. We consider this best practice, but it is also an OSHA requirement. Forklifts used on a round-the-clock basis must be examined after each shift. [29 CFR 1910.178(q)(7)]
The operator should conduct a pre-start visual check with the key off and then perform an operational check with the engine running. The forklift should not be placed in service if the examinations show that the vehicle may not be safe to operate.
Remember! A vehicle in need of repair, defective or in any way unsafe, should not be driven and should be taken out of service immediately!
Here are a few recommendations to keep your equipment moving:
- Follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule.
- Check your forklifts tires regularly.
- Clean your forklifts weekly as part of your forklift maintenance plan. Detecting wear and tear or defective parts is easier on a clean forklift. Use water to clean and never flammable liquids.
- Keep all moving parts lubricated.
- Keep forklifts fueled and charged.
- Make sure gauges are operating properly at all times.