Caterpillar Diesel Forklifts
The type of vehicle usually found in warehouses, factories and different work locations where moving heavy materials from one location to another is necessary is known as a forklift. The mast is the mechanism situated on the front of the forklift which hydraulically lowers and lifts the load. The "cat" is the protected area where the driver of the forklift sits.
Forklifts could carry loads which weigh between one to five tons. Some kinds could be used to carry shipping containers and loads which are much heavier.
Forklift tires should be maintained and checked on a regular basis. The types of tires on various forklifts vary based on factors like frequency of use, weight of the loads and ground surfaces. Every driver of a forklift must have access to a forklift jack, tire press and replacement tires.
Tire Maintenance Instructions
You must regularly check the tires. Watch for signs of wear and damage to the tires. If the wear on the tire exceeds 40%, it must be replaced.
When buying tires, make sure that you are buying the correct type - pneumatic, polyurethane or solid.
When the tire needs replacing, position the forklift jack under the tire and lift the forklift high enough that you can change the tires easily.
You can use the tire press to pull the tire from the rim and remove the damaged tire. Install the new tire and properly secure it. If you are changing more than one tire and you have only one jack, lower the forklift, then reposition the jack at the next tire.
On-site tire repair could be performed by a repair company. If the tire is too big for both in-house and mobile tire presses, the tire that is damaged must be transported to a shop which has a stationary tire press.
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