Product Name: GEM ONE Sapphire Fleet Management System
Manufacturer: GEM ONE
Notable features: Impact notifications, GPS (last know position outside), daily operator checklist, operator certification expiration notification (30-days prior), cellular-based (no WiFi required).
Price Range: $2,500 - $5,900
Value for the money: Excellent
Best for: A fleet size of five or larger
Not recommended for: Extremely dirty or harsh (outdoor) conditions
As a Product Support Rep (PSR) I hear a lot of horror stories from customers who try to maintain their own forklifts. Even worse: some customers just wait for something to break.
On average, the cost to repair a forklift is four times higher than the cost to properly maintain the equipment. Depending on the repair, the cost can be up to 15 times more expensive than what the customer would have spent on a service plan once you factor in downtime.
I recently had a customer spend $35,000 on a five-year-old forklift, all because they didn’t maintain it correctly. They only called us for repairs and major failures. This truck moved heavy loads all day and never got more than an oil change.
Toyota Forklifts are built like a tank, but with lack of maintenance any forklift becomes a ticking time bomb. Every machine has its limits. In this post, we’ll talk about:
- what maintenance is okay to do yourself,
- when to call a professional
...and the real way to save money on maintenance and repairs.
Managing a forklift fleet often means answering tough questions with limited information. Questions such as:
Take the guesswork out of fleet management by implementing a Vehicle Management System.