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Considerations for Forklift Parts Selection
Regular maintenance and scheduled servicing are vital to ensure the longevity of your forklift fleet. However, no matter how well you may take care of your forklift, all forklift parts come with an expiration date. Immediately replacing worn out forklift parts is key to keeping the productivity of your business up, but how can you be sure you’re buying the right parts? Five tips to consider when looking for spare forklift parts.
Check the serial number: Not all spare parts you come across are compatible with the brand and model of your forklift. Do your homework and jot down the part’s serial number, so you can easily refer to it when you’re dealing with your supplier.
Have a look around: Of course you want to reduce downtime to a minimum, but in the end it pays not to rush buying forklift parts. Cheaper doesn’t always mean better, and neither does expensive. Don’t hesitate to compare suppliers and ask for their advice.
Keep delivery in mind: Don’t forget to ask about freight charges and delivery time. Finding that perfect part at a great price is one thing, but expensive freight charges and a lengthy delivery time can easily cancel out all the benefits.
Evaluate used parts: Choosing between used or new forklift parts is a matter of weighing costs against reliability. Used parts tend to sell at half the price of new parts, but they are cheaper for a reason. Used parts often come with deficiencies that are hard to detect, such as metal fatigue. Moreover, used parts tend to break more easily, resulting in higher costs in the long run.
Buy your forklift parts from a professional supplier: Whether you’re planning to buy new or used forklift parts, always turn to a professional supplier. By buying from a professional supplier, you can rest assured that the parts have been properly inspected by trained staff.
The best way to reduce downtime to a minimum is stocking up on spare parts! Xinke offers a huge range of high quality parts for all brands at attractive rates. Not sure which forklift parts you need? Don’t hesitate to contact us and ask for a complete list of essential spare parts to keep your fleet up and running for years to come.