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Most Commonly Replaced Forklift Parts

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If you own a forklift, you will eventually have to invest in some replacement forklift parts. Even the best maintenance can only forestall repairs and replacements for so long. Over time, you will need to locate high quality (preferably new) parts to keep your machine in top running condition.

Since the complete failure of certain forklift parts can lead to major accidents and downtime (i.e. brake failure can be catastrophic if it happens while a forklift is carrying a load or turning to avoid people), it is important to replace certain parts before they break down.

Of course, some parts last longer than others. The forklift parts that need more frequent replacement are usually those that experience the most wear and tear. Here are a few of the most commonly replaced forklift parts and some clues to watch out for that could signal your attention.

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Forklift Repair and Troubleshooting Tips

Forklift maintenance is the best way to extend the life of your machine and avoid costly repairs and downtime. However, even a comprehensive maintenance plan with a reliable dealer will not prevent every issue. When problems do occur, you need to know how to troubleshoot the issue and get the fastest and most reliable forklift repair possible. To help you get started, here are a few forklift repair and troubleshooting tips. 

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Forklift Service Safety Tips

Forklifts require regular inspection and servicing to avoid major problems and costly downtimes. In fact, OSHA regulations stipulate certain preventative maintenance activities, like daily inspections and the prompt replacement of parts that begin to show wear and tear (i.e. tires missing rubber or cracked tines). Unfortunately, forklift service itself can be dangerous if done the wrong way. With 85 deaths and 35,000 injuries a year caused by forklifts, safety should be a priority. Here are a few tips for ensuring safety during these procedures.

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