Planned maintenance saves money and lives
Daily Checks, both visual and functional, are required by OSHA before each shift. If any problems are found, the truck must be tagged, "out of service", and the key removed. The truck must be fixed before being put back into service.
Powered industrial trucks may become hazardous if maintenance is neglected, and repairs, or adjustments are not performed. CLARK strongly recommends that all powered industrial trucks have maintenance and inspections performed in conformance with a scheduled Planned Maintenance (PM) Program.
Planned Maintenance is a program in which inspection, minor adjustments, lubrication, oil changes and replacement of filters are performed on a scheduled and systematic basis. A solid PM program should incorporate a method of record keeping which enables you to better determine PM schedules and enables you to track the maintenance costs per machine.
Planned Maintenance is a service designed to reduce expense, to insure your truck is in safe operating condition and to avoid unscheduled downtime.
You'll want to contact your nearest dealer to find out more about this program.
To ensure that preventive maintenance is properly performed, Clark recommends the use of this inspection checklist.
The following are a list of ideas for productive material handling:
- The Skinny on Narrow Aisle Configurations
- On the Dock: Avoid Lift Truck Accidents
- Are You Losing Money on Your Lift Trucks?
- Will-Fit Parts: There Are No Guarantees
- Avoid Lift Truck Run-Ins
- When is it Time to Trade?
- Lift Truck Tipovers: A Good Story to Tell, If You Survive
- Pay a Little Attention Now...Or Pay a Lot Later