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Does it make sense to buy planned maintenance for an electric forklift? Good question.
One of the (many) reasons electric forklifts outsell diesel, or LP forklifts is because they cost less to maintain. So what are the benefits of planned maintenance for low-maintenance equipment?
First off, electric forklifts have wearable parts (tires, brakes, chains, forks, hoses) that need to be inspected and periodically replaced, just like any other forklift. Also, you can think of planned maintenance as a thorough safety check every 90 days. A factory-trained forklift technician will inspect the lift trucks’ safety features (chains, electrical system, lights), in addition to its accessories and any attachments.
The forklift technician can also confirm if the forklift’s battery is being maintained properly by operators. Last but not least, your team members can ask the technician questions and mention things they've noticed about the truck's performance.
Renting a forklift or other material handling equipment can be a cost-effective way to increase capacity without tying up cash in equipment that depreciates. An increasing number of material handling operations in the Bay Area, Central Valley and Central Coast rent forklifts instead of buying so they can invest their cash in income-producing opportunities.
By the end of this article, you'll know:
Doing more with your hard-earned money is just one of the many benefits of renting a forklift. Read on to learn how forklift rentals can also help your operation maintain CARB compliance and avoid unexpected expenses.