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Long-term storage and maintenance of forklift trucks

Date: 2022-01-12 View:

 Long-term storage and maintenance of forklift trucks

After many customers buy a forklift, the use is often cyclical and phased. Generally, it is required by a project or project. It may stop for a period of time after two or three months of continuous use, and some may not even be used for a long time. It can be as short as three or five months, or as long as one or two years.

At this time, how to correctly store the forklift truck for a long time becomes an important issue. Then how to store the forklift truck for a long time and how to maintain these equipment during the storage period, so as not to affect the continued use in the future.


How to properly store a forklift:

1. It should be parked in a dry room. If you have to stop outdoors, you should choose a flat ground and cover it with wooden boards. Cover with a tarpaulin after parking.

2. Before long-term deactivation and storage, maintain the forklift, repair the damaged parts, and clean it to keep the technical condition in good condition.

3. The arrangement and layout of the parking lot should ensure that the entry and exit of any forklift is not affected by other machinery.

4. The fuel control lever of the forklift should be placed in the idle position, and each lever should be placed in the neutral position.


5. Storage of the engine. ①Drain the cooling water in the engine. ②Change the engine oil. New oil is usually neutral and will not corrode the metal parts of the engine. ③ Fill the fuel tank with diesel oil to prevent the fuel tank from rusting. Preservatives should also be added if conditions permit. ④ During the shutdown period, the engine should be started once a month to make the machine run for a short distance, so that a new oil film can be established at the lubricating part of each part to prevent rust. It should be noted that the cooling water should be filled before starting, and the cooling water should be drained at the end.

6. Storage of batteries. ① The battery should be removed and placed in a dry and antifreeze place. To keep its surface clean and dry, it is strictly forbidden to place conductive objects on the battery. When disassembling the battery, first cut off the negative wire, and then cut off the positive wire; when installing, connect the positive wire first, and then connect the negative wire. Because the electrical systems of construction machinery are all negatively grounded, this is to prevent short circuits when disassembling and assembling batteries. ② Lead-acid batteries should be charged at least once a month.

7. Anti-rust treatment. ①Before storage, it should be determined by the size of the peeling area of ​​the anti-rust paint on the outer surface whether to use the method of repainting or the method of repainting the whole machine. ②The rust prevention method for exposed metal parts is to apply butter.