Is your forklift ready for retirement?

6 Feb by administrator

Is your forklift ready for retirement?

It’s fair to say that in many warehouses’ forklifts are heavily relied upon to ensure a smooth operation. As such, it’s easy to miss the signs that your forklift is well past its best, which can have a big impact on the efficiency of your warehouse. Here’s what you need to look out for when a forklift is ready for retirement.

Is it worth trading in? If you’re surprised by the low trading value of your forklift, chances are it’s time to look for something new sooner rather than later!

Decreased productivity. More maintenance on a forklift has a big impact on productivity. If a forklift is out of action more and more, not only are the lost hours of work a problem but the cost of repairs can result in a big loss of money. Also, older forklifts won’t have the latest tech and efficiency improvements, meaning it simply won’t have the same productivity levels as a newer model.

Growing maintenance costs. Maintaining forklifts is important – regardless of how old a forklift is. However, if you’re noticing that maintenance is getting more and more costly, it might be time to consider replacing it with a newer model.

Yes, a new forklift can be pricey – but delaying making the investment could be even more costly!

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