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Common Questions and Answers you may have about forklift trucks and other products
Many times this decision is based on the number of hours a day the forklift operate. As a rule of thumb an operation using the truck 3-4 hours a day will need a used truck, and more than 3-4 hours a day will need a new truck. However, there are other concerns such as the environment, application, etc. We will evaluate your needs and make the best recommendation for your operation.
Q2: Is financing available for used and new forklifts?
We can arrange financing for either new or used equipment.
Q3: Should I purchase an electric or LP gas unit?
Your work environment will dictate whether an electric or gas truck is preferred. Some of the concerns are the environment, hours used, emission restrictions, and general application. Our sales staff will gladly visit your facility to help guide in your purchase decision.
Q4: Do I need to purchase a service contract with my equipment?
We recommend that you have some sort of regular inspection and maintenance of your equipment. We offer periodic Planned Maintenance, or Full Maintenance Agreements. Please contact us to discuss the benefits of either plan.
Q5: What kind of training is required to operate a forklift?
You are required to have a valid forklift driver's license as well as on-the-job operator training to operate a forklift. In addition, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requires that each forklift operator completes forklift safety training. This training insures that each operator can drive a forklift in a safe manner that will not endanger co-workers or company property. OSHA will conduct periodic surprise inspections and penalties for non-compliance. For more information, visit the OSHA website at www.osha.gov.
Q6: When should I replace my forklift tires?
The general rule of thumb is when the outer diameter is 20% less than the original diameter it is time to replace your tires. Tires, forks, and chains are just some of the items we check during a Planned Maintenance Service call. Our commitment is to insure you always have the information to keep your forklift in a safe operating condition.
Q7: How do I know what size forklift that I need to purchase?
This is entirely dependent on your application. Factors such as operating surfaces, work heights, and aisle widths play a crucial role in your decision. Each manufacturer offers slightly different types of equipment that may or may not serve your needs. Our sales people are trained to assist you in asking the right questions and developing the best solutions to your unique situation.
Q8: Can your company work on my other brand of forklifts?
Yes. Our technicians are trained to work on most brands of forklifts.
Q9: Do you offer parts for other brands of lift trucks?
Yes. We have several sources at our disposal to supply you with parts for other brands.
Q10: If my forklift is down what should I do?
We offer a wide range of sizes and types of forklifts to rent until your forklift is repaired. Fortunately, most repairs can be done at your location.
Q11: How much does it cost to have someone visit my location to discuss my needs?
Nothing. We will gladly, at no charge, visit your location to discuss your service, parts, rentals, or equipment needs.
Q1: When should I buy a used forklift instead of a new one?