Like anything else in life, whether it’s your car or your home, planning and conducting preventive maintenance creates long-term benefits that are well worth the investment. Why would your forklift and other material handling equipment be any different? There are many benefits of properly maintaining your forklift fleet and other equipment.
Planned maintenance has been proven to:
1. LOWER YOUR MAINTENANCE COSTS
Downtime is expensive. So are large repair costs. Scheduling planned maintenance helps you lower your overall maintenance costs by catching small service issues before they blossom into giant repair headaches
2. IMPROVE USEFUL EQUIPMENT LIFE
Equipment that is serviced regularly has a longer useful life in your facility. Instead of potentially serious repairs, you'll have timely visits that keep your equipment in tip-top shape. Your equipment will last longer and you're equipment costs over time should decrease.
3. INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY
Since your planned maintenance is scheduled around you, you'll be able to plan for your downtime. Rather than having unexpected break downs, having to request a service visit, and hoping the problem can be fixed soon. Instead, a technician will be on-site regularly to help prevent these issues from popping up.
Plus your forklifts will have more uptime thanks to the frequent maintenance they're seeing. This improves productivity and efficiency for your operation.
4. INCREASE RESIDUAL VALUES
When you trade-in your equipment or resell it after its useful life in your facility has ended, you'll get a higher value. Well-maintained equipment has proven to have higher values than equipment serviced on an “as needed” basis.
5. ENHANCE FACILITY SAFETY
Equipment failures can have catastrophic consequences and worn machine components can easily lead to accidents. Performing planned maintenance means those worn components can be replaced before it's too late.
Properly maintaining your equipment will improve operator safety, as well as the safety of pedestrians working around your equipment.
See our quick guide to planned maintenance benefits.