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Speaker 1 (00:18):
The periodic maintenance and replacement of specific parts on your electric and internal combustion forklifts is important for your operator safety as well as the productivity and efficiency of your operation, just like your car, truck, SUV or anything else mechanical. When your forklift works hard for you day in and day out, certain parts and components eventually need to be serviced or replaced. For some parts it’s not a question of if they need to be replaced, it’s a question of when and when they need to be replaced depends on levels of use and sometimes total hours in service.
Speaker 1 (00:52):
If you wait too long, you risk unnecessary downtime which has been valued as high as $3,000 per minute. Electric forklift maintenance best practices include periodically replacing or maintaining a number of components. First up are the power steering hoses and rubber parts. Since the degradation of the power steering hoses and rubber parts may cause operation failure replaced the power steering hoses and rubber parts every two years or 4,000 hours.
Speaker 1 (01:19):
The same is true of the reservoir tank hose, wheel cylinder rubber parts, master cylinder and hydraulic hose. If they’re not replaced in time, they will degrade leak and may cause damage to other parts and components resulting in costly repairs. For the wheel cylinder’s rubber parts and master cylinder’s rubber parts, that means every year or 2000 hours, your electric forklift’s rubber parts and hoses aren’t the only components that need to be periodically replaced and maintained. The lift chain should also be periodically maintained to help prevent failure due to overuse.
Speaker 1 (01:51):
At every plant maintenance or PM, check for elongation. When the unit reaches three years or 6,000 hours, it’s time to replace the lift chain. Internal combustion or IC forklifts and electric forklifts have nearly all the same identical parts to be periodically maintained. But for the IC add the fuel hose to the list, each should be replaced every two years or 4,000 hours. Periodic maintenance and replacement is critical to extending the longevity and increasing the performance of your Toyota forklift. By design, Toyota forklifts are manufactured to provide easy access to the most high wear parts and components for quick and easy maintenance.
Speaker 1 (02:30):
A trained technician can often spot potential issues early and keep your forklift up and running longer. Planned maintenance programs offered by Toyota forklift dealerships are a cost effective way to extend the life of your forklift, deliver top economy and maximize return on your investment. Along with planned maintenance is the availability of Toyota genuine parts. When it comes time to replace parts and components, Toyota genuine parts are the only parts that will perform to Toyota standards and that can to support your original decision to invest in Toyota products.
Speaker 1 (03:03):
After all, it’s the individual parts and components that make up the value of a Toyota forklift. For other original components such as batteries, forks, tires, and fluids. The STARLIFT Parts Program offers quality components from some of the largest most trusted suppliers in the world. When you make your next forklift purchase, talk to your Toyota dealer about their plan to maintenance offerings or how you can customize one that fits your needs. To learn more about proper forklift maintenance and Toyota forklift dealer PM plans, visit Toyotaforklift.com or contact your local Toyota forklift dealer.