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Hi, I'm Charles Green, and this is my site. Forklifts are my life and where I spend most of my time during the day. I either am working directly on a forklift of repairing them. And so I figured, if I'm spending so much time on one, why not create a web site about them. And here we are. I hope to provide you with some interesting articles and good photos. And if you are so inclined, please leave a comment or post a question. I love feedback. I'll try to make this an interesting and informative site. Thanks and enjoy.

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Tips on Buying Forklift Parts

Tips on Buying Forklift Parts

One of the most effective ways to make sure that your forklift runs smoothly is by frequently checking and replacing damaged, worn out parts and maintaining the piece of equipment. You can either go for used or brand new parts based on their needs, preferences and finances. However, you should be careful when buying used forklift parts and ensure that the parts are of the best possible quality because only optimum quality parts will make certain the efficient and smooth running of the forklift and in doing so, will increase the level of productivity in the workplace. One must take into consideration the following tips when buying forklift parts

1) Compatibility – You should be aware of the different forklift parts that are available in the market and the spare part that is appropriate for your equipment. You must have a clear picture of the compatibility of the spare parts with their piece of machinery.

2) Model – When buying used forklift parts, one should only buy the spare parts that were made particularly for the model/type of forklift that you have. For example, one must only buy used Komatsu forklift parts if you use and operate a forklift of the same brand and model.

3) Staff Training – An individual can save huge amounts of money on repairs and maintenance of their used forklift parts by training and educating their staff properly about how to use them and also firmly abide by the safety rules and take precautions when necessary.

4) Inspection – It is recommended to check the parts for any serious mechanical or electrical damage or faults to avoid any accidents or fatalities that may arise in the future. You should go through the safety rules and regulations for each part when purchasing the product and must keep away from the idea of buying parts that do not meet safety requirements. When buying used parts, one should avoid making the mistake of buying damaged parts or parts that have been used beyond repair.

5) Say No to Old Used Parts – It is important for one to make sure that the used forklift parts that they are buying have passed all certifications and testing. It is also advisable to keep away from purchasing used forklift parts that are older than 5 – 7 years, but in a lot of cases it depends on the spare part that you is buying.

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