Parts & Service

Parts & Service

Periodic Maintenance: Key to Lift Truck Longevity

Adding a forklift to your assets is no minor investment. The machines can be big ticket items, and ones that are crucial to your company. Any downtime for repairs or replacement can mean major delays in how you do business. So how do you keep your lift trucks running longer and running better? The key might just be regular, periodic maintenance.

Why Regular Lift Truck Maintenance is Important

Proper lift truck maintenance is important for several reasons. Not only does instituting a periodic, regular maintenance plan help keep machines running with less downtime, it can help keep them in better condition for a much longer period of time and it can help ensure your forklift is operating safely. In fact, OSHA reports that “scheduled maintenance is critically important to the safe operation of your vehicle.” PartsandServicePic2 All of these factors – better operation, longer life and checks on safety – can save you big bucks and serious time along the way, all while protecting your employees.

Steps to Consider

The appropriate time frame for periodic maintenance will vary, and depend on factors like lift truck type, usage levels and operation environment. You can check with the manufacturer of your lift truck for details on the regular maintenance schedule they recommend. Some manufacturers might recommend certain maintenance steps every 60 days, or every 200 hours of forklift driving, for example. Components on every part of the forklift should undergo periodic maintenance and upkeep, including components on the interior, exterior and components under the hood. A few examples include regularly checking fluid levels, brakes, mirrors, warning lights, headlights, steering mechanisms and hydraulic lines. Periodic maintenance should also include a thorough cleaning of the lift truck. Steps like replacing filters and keeping the radiator clean can go a long way to preventing downtime. For guidance on maintaining your forklifts, or to see what lift trucks we have available for sale, give Lift Pro of Memphis a call today. We have been servicing, selling and renting lift trucks both in the Mid-South area and internationally for 18 years. No matter what your forklift needs are, Lift Pro of Memphis. has a solution for you!  
Did you know that Lift Pro of Memphis and Union City Forklift, can service your entire forklift fleet, regardless of brand? We cover all your brands from Doosan, Toyota, Cat, Clark, Raymond, Crown, Hyster, Nissan, and Komatsu.
The ability to single source your parts and service needs allows you to spend less time on your forklift fleet and more time on the things that are important to your business.
We offer a complete line of OEM and aftermarket parts at prices that will help keep your budget in line. From filters to transmissions we have it all. Please call our parts department in Memphis, Tn. or Union City, Tn. and start saving on your parts bill today.
From P.M. maintenance to Full maintenance. Our technicians have over 20 years of experience in the field and are capable of fixing your material handling and compact construction equipment. This provides you more efficient trouble shooting and gets your equipment back to work without breaking your budget. We also provide excellent service for your loading docks and doors.
With our many years of experience and excellent customer service, we can provide solutions to meet any of your material handling needs. We have earned our reputation for service in lift truck, and compact construction equipment service, repair, and maintenance. When you have a problem, we have an entire fleet of service vans and trucks ready to respond in Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas and Mississippi. Our service technicians arrive with all of the parts, equipment, and expertise needed to make your repairs and maintenance on site – minimizing downtime and restoring production as quickly as possible. If circumstances dictate, we can quickly transport your equipment to one of our service facilities for more extensive diagnostics and repairs. Lift Pro of Memphis and Union City Forklift, offers several repair and maintenance programs that will keep your equipment up and running.
  • Planned Maintenance (PM) Agreements: Allow you to maintain your fleet on your time, without disrupting your business cycle.
  • Long Term Maintenance Contracts: Provide fixed cost solutions for sensitive budgets by removing troublesome variable costs.
  • Time and Material Solutions: Keep invoicing simple by billing you for time and material used.

Want to know more about Lift Pro of Memphis and Union City Forklift, Inc.

Call us at (901) 377-3330 or (731) 885-6900