Forklift Preventive Maintenance Checklist

Use the Forklift Preventive Maintenance Checklist to identify issues and ensure safety through proactive maintenance, enhancing forklift reliability.

Forklift Preventive Maintenance Checklist



Engine Off Checks

1. Are the tires inflated and free of excessive wear or damage?


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2. Are the lug nuts tight?


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3. Are the axles and other moving components clear?


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4. Are the mast and forks not cracked, worn, bent, or excessively rusty?


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5. Are the mast lift chains and rollers in good condition?


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6. Are the hydraulic lines free of damage?


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7. Are the fluid levels good?


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8. Is the operator’s manual on board?


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9. Are all visible cables and hoses free of damage?


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10. Is the data plate legible and up to date?


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11. If the forklift has a seat belt, does it work?


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Engine On Checks

1. Do the lights, horn, and other safety features work properly?


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2. Are the lift cylinders in good condition? Are they free of scars?


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3. Does the forklift operate smoothly after moving it to the length of a truck?


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4. Do the parking brake, brakes, accelerator, and turn signals work properly?


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5. Is the steering smooth and responsive?


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6. Can you raise the forks up and down fully?


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7. Are the cables and hoses wrapped around the guide rails seamlessly?


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8. Are the attachments undamaged, secure, and operational?


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9. Does tilt control operate smoothly without chatter?


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10. Are the instruments and gauges working?


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Lubrication

1. Is the chassis-mast attachment lubricated regularly?


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2. Is the engine air filter changed?


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3. Are all the breathers cleaned?


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4. Is the engine oil and filter changed?


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5. Are fluid levels regularly checked?


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6. Are battery terminals cleaned and coated?


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Electrical

1. Are switches inspected?


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2. Are contact tips checked?


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3. Is the drive control system checked?


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4. Is the time delay system inspected?


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5. Are all motors, including hoist, drive, and steer motors checked?


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6. Is the commutator examined?


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7. Is the blowout system checked?


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8. Are brushes inspected?


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9. Are battery connectors checked?


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10. Are springs inspected?


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Hydraulic

1. Are cylinders inspected?


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2. Are pumps checked?


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3. Are valves inspected?


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4. Are all hoses, tubes, and fittings checked?


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Gas

1. Is the radiator inspected?


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2. Are belts checked?


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3. Are spark plugs inspected?


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4. Is the muffler checked?


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5. Is the distribution point examined?


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6. Are instruments inspected?


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7. Is the ignition switch inspected?


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8. Are hoses for LPG forklifts checked?


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9. Are engine accessories inspected?


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10. Is the fuel filter checked?


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General

1. Is the steering system inspected?


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2. Are brake adjustments checked?


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3. Is the parking brake inspected?


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4. Is the horn tested and checked?


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5. Are nuts, bolts, and cotter pins inspected?


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6. Are lights and alarms checked?


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7. Are tires inspected?


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8. Are battery water levels checked?


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