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How Long Do Forklifts Last?

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The average forklift will last between 10,000-12,000 hours of use, which equates to 5-6 years of 8-hour operation. Some brands and models will last even longer, with some making it to 20,000 hours or 10 years. No matter the make or model of your forklift, there are always ways to increase its lifespan. If you want to get the most out of your forklift, just follow the tips in this article. What will increase the lifespan of a forklift? Regular servicing Servicing and maintenance includes everything from daily routine checks to annual and bi-annual thorough examinations. By conforming to all the…

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Fork Lift Truck Rental: Deciding What Counts as Acceptable Wear and Tear

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Forklift trucks represent a hefty investment and, for this reason, there is a healthy trade in renting or leasing them – not every company wants or needs their own permanent trucks, with all the extra costs that can incur. While rental or leasing can be an ideal solution for both the rental company and the customer, problems can occur when the truck is returned in less than perfect condition. Wear and Tear? There is a clear distinction that should be made between normal wear and tear over the rental period – however long that may be – and any damage caused…

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