When you schedule your maintenance through a monthly service plan,
you’ll ensure that your forklifts receive needed routine checkups at predetermined intervals. At a quick glance, this may seem like a waste of time and money, but forklift planned maintenance actually benefits your fleet in the long run. In fact, planned maintenance for your forklift fleet may be the most important thing you can do to ensure that your Indiana warehouse runs smoothly and safely all year long.
Forklifts are complicated machines. Your forklift could be working great one day, but can break down the next. However, a mechanical issue usually isn’t a freak occurrence, and instead is the result of a worn-down gear or corroded line. Little problems left unchecked lead to bigger problems – including a longer downtime and bigger repair bills.
With a service visit, an expert technician can diagnose these problems and fix them before they force your forklift to be permanently out of commission. During a service call, an expert technician will inspect:
If a component looks damaged or on its way out, then your forklift can be quickly serviced. Larger issues can be scheduled for more extensive maintenance. Everything is also documented, so you can be on the lookout for any potential issues that may come up before your next planned maintenance visit.
Because your forklifts are looked at on a consistent basis, operators have a better chance of staying safe. As your workers try to maneuver in tight spaces, they should be able to count on the forklift working as it should. Worn out components lead to accidents, which isn't good for your forklifts or your operators -- especially since a technician could have replaced the damaged parts before they became a problem.
One of the largest complaints about a planned maintenance schedule is that it takes a forklift out of commission while it undergoes its routine check-up. However, since this maintenance is predetermined, you can make adjustments to your workload ahead of time. This mitigates the costs and headaches of a prolonged period of downtime. In fact, since your fleet is routinely checked for issues, you have a greater chance to keep your forklifts running smoothly, shift after shift.
Tynan’s technicians have established themselves the experts for your Planned Maintenance needs. Let us help out your Central Indiana operations by calling 317-597-4003, and we’ll set up a plan that is just right for you.
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