Forklift Servicing Checklist


Annual forklift servicing is a vital part of owning and using these vehicles. These checks will ensure your forklift is still providing high standards of user safety, vehicle efficiency and operational ability.

Here at East Midlands Forklifts, we’ve created this comprehensive checklist to highlight what we cover as part of our servicing – and all completed by our highly trained technicians.

Applicable To All Trucks

  • Brake Lights (If Fitted)
  • Carry out general lubrication and grease all Nipples
  • Check Battery Level
  • Check Brake Pedal Switch Operation
  • Check Direction Switch Operation
  • Check Drop Box Oil Level
  • Check Flashing Beacon Operation
  • Check For Oil/Fluid Leaks
  • Check Front Work Lamp Operation
  • Check Horn Operation
  • Check Hydraulic Oil
  • Check Hydraulic Services Operation
  • Check Rear Work Lamp Operation
  • Check Reverse Alarm Operation
  • Check Reverse Light Operation
  • Check Seat Switch Operation
  • Check Transmission Oil Level
  • Condition of All Glass (If Fitted)
  • Data Plate Condition, Security, Information
  • Operation Of Screen Wipers & Washers
  • Seat Belt Condition/Operation
  • Seat Condition/Operation
  • Visually Check Hydraulic Hose Condition
  • Visually Check Wiring Connections/Condition

Axles

  • Adjust Wheel Bearing Wear
  • Check Steer Cylinder Operation
  • Check Brake Fluid Condition
  • Check Brake Fluid Level
  • Check Drive Axle Oil
  • Check Final Drive Pol Levels
  • Check Foot Brake Adjustments
  • Check Foot Brake Operation/Efficiency
  • Check Front Axle Mounting
  • Check King Pin Bush Wear
  • Check Park Brake Operation/Efficiency
  • Check Steer Axle Mounting
  • Check Steer Linkage operation
  • Check Steer Pins & Bush Wear
  • Check Wheel Bearing Wear
  • Check Wheel Nuts
  • Check Wheel Rim Bolts
  • Check Wheel Rim Condition
  • Check Front Tyre Wear Percentage
  • Check Rear Tyre Wear Percentage

Diesel & LPG

  • Change Engine Oil
  • Change Engine Oil Filter
  • Change Fuel/Gas Filter
  • Change Outer Air Filter
  • Check Air Filter Condition
  • Check Alternator/Fan/Water Pump Belt Condition
  • Check Charging System Operation
  • Check Coolant Condition
  • Check Coolant Level
  • Check Engine Oil Level
  • Check Gas System for Correct Operation
  • Check Gas System For Leaks
  • Check Gear Oil
  • Check Spark Plugs
  • Check/Adjust Inching Pedal
  • Remove & Clean Fuel Sediment Bowl

Mast

  • Check Attachement Operation/Security
  • Check Attachment Wear Pad Condition
  • Check Chain Anchors/Lock Nuts
  • Check Chain Wear Percentage
  • Check Fork Deflection
  • Check Fork Heel Wear
  • Check general condition of Chains and Lubricate
  • Check General Condition of Mast
  • Check Mast and Carriage Bearings For Wear or Damage
  • Check Mast Channels For Wear, Damage or Defects
  • Check Over Mast Hydraulic Hose Condition
  • Check Primary Lift Chains For Wear
  • Check Secondary Lift Chains For Wear
  • Tilt Pins/Bushes wear
  • Inspect Mast Pivots For wear

Applicable To All Trucks

  • Carry out general lubrication and grease all Nipples
  • Check Transmission Oil Level
  • Check Hydraulic Oil
  • Visually Check Wiring Connections/Condition
  • Visually Check Hydraulic Hose Condition
  • Check Seat Switch Operation
  • Check Reverse Light Operation
  • Check Reverse Alarm Operation
  • Check Rear Work Lamp Operation
  • Check Hydrualic Services Operation
  • Check Horn |Operation
  • Check Front Work Lamp Operation
  • Check For Oil/Fluid Leaks
  • Check Flashing Beacon Operation
  • Check Direction Switch Operation
  • Check Brake Pedal Switch Operation
  • Check Battery Level
  • Change Transmission Oil
  • Change Transmission Filter
  • Brake Lights (If Fitted)
  • Seat Condition/Operation
  • Seat Belt Condition/Operation
  • Operation Of Screen Wipers & Washers
  • Data Plate Condition, Security, Information
  • Condition of All Glass (If Fitted)

Axles

  • Check Front Tyre Wear Percentage
  • Check Brake Fluid Level
  • Check Brake Fluid Condition
  • Check Wheel Rim Condition
  • Check Wheel Rim Bolts
  • Check Wheel Nuts
  • Check Wheel Bearing Wear
  • Check Steer Pins & Bush Wear
  • Check Steer Linkage operation
  • Check Steer Axle Mounting
  • Check Park Brake Operation/Efficiency
  • Check King Pin Bush Wear
  • Check Front Axle Mounting
  • Check Foot Brake Operation/Efficiency
  • Check Foot Brake Adjustment
  • Check Final Drive Oil Levels
  • Check Drive Axle Oil
  • Check Steer Cylinder Operation
  • Change Final Drive Oil
  • Adjust Wheel Bearing Wear
  • Check Rear Tyre Wear Percentage

Diesel & LPG

  • Change Engine Oil
  • Check Gear Oil
  • Remove & Clean Fuel Sediment Bowl
  • Check/Adjust Inching Pedal
  • Check Spark Plugs
  • Check Gas System For Leaks
  • Check Gas System for Correct Operation
  • Check Engine Oil Level
  • Check Coolant Level
  • Check Coolant Condition
  • Check Charging System Operation
  • Check Alternator/Fan/Water Pump Belt Condition
  • Check Air Filter Condition
  • Change Spark Plugs
  • Change Outer Air Filter
  • Change Inner Air Filter
  • Change Fuel/Gas Filter
  • Change Engine Oil Filter

Mast

  • Check Chain Wear Percentage
  • Check Secondary Lift Chains For Wear
  • Check Primary Lift Chains For Wear
  • Check Over Mast Hydraulic Hose Condition
  • Check Mast Channels For Wear, Damage or Defects
  • Check Mast and Carriage Bearings For Wear or Damage
  • Check General Condition of Mast
  • Check general condition of Chains and Lubricate
  • Check Fork Heel Wear
  • Check Fork Deflection
  • Check Chain Anchors/Lock Nuts
  • Check Attachment Wear Pad Condition
  • Check Attachment Operation/Security
  • Tilt Pins/Bushes wear
  • Inspect Mast Pivots For wear

Applicable To All Trucks

  • Check Hydraulic Oil
  • Carry out general lubrication and grease all Nipples
  • Check Battery Level
  • Check Brake Pedal Switch Operation
  • Check Direction Switch Operation
  • Check Flashing Beacon Operation
  • Check For Oil/Fluid Leaks
  • Check Front Work Lamp Operation
  • Check Horn |Operation
  • Check Hydraulic Services Operation
  • Check Rear Work Lamp Operation
  • Check Reverse Alarm Operation
  • Check Reverse Light Operation
  • Check Seat Switch Operation
  • Visually Check Hydraulic Hose Condition
  • Visually Check Wiring Connections/Condition
  • Seat Condition/Operation
  • Seat Belt Condition/Operation
  • Operation Of Screen Wipers & Washers
  • Data Plate Condition, Security, Information
  • Condition of All Glass (If Fitted)
  • Brake Lights (If Fitted)

Axles

  • Check Front Tyre Wear Percentage
  • Check Drive Axle Oil
  • Adjust Wheel Bearing Wear
  • Wear Percentage
  • Change Final Drive Oil
  • Check Steer Cylinder Yes Operation
  • Check Brake Fluid Condition Yes
  • Check Brake Fluid Level Yes
  • Check Final Drive Oil Levels Yes
  • Check Foot Brake Yes Adjustment
  • Check Foot Brake Yes Operation/Efficiency
  • Check Front Axle Mounting
  • Check King Pin Bush Wear
  • Check Park Brake Operation/Efficiency
  • Check Steer Axle Mounting
  • Check Steer Linkage operation
  • Check Steer Pins & Bush Wear
  • Check Wheel Bearing Wear
  • Check Wheel Nuts
  • Check Wheel Rim Bolts
  • Check Wheel Rim Condition
  • Check Rear Tyre Wear Percentage

Electric Powered Trucks

  • Check King Pin Bush Wear
  • Check Park Brake Operation/Efficiency
  • Check Steer Axle Mounting
  • Check Steer Linkage operation
  • Check Steer Pins & Bush Wear
  • Check Wheel Bearing Wear
  • Check Wheel Nuts
  • Check Wheel Rim Bolts
  • Check Wheel Rim Condition
  • Check Rear Tyre Wear Percentage
  • Check Traction/Steering?Hydraulic Motor Brush Wear
  • Check Traction/Steering?Hydraulic Motor Operation

Mast

  • Check Chain Wear Percentage
  • Check Secondary Lift Chains For Wear
  • Check Primary Lift Chains For Wear
  • Check Over Mast Hydraulic Hose Condition
  • Check Mast Channels For Wear, Damage or Defects
  • Check Mast and Carriage Bearings For Wear or Damage
  • Check General Condition of Mast
  • Check Fork Heel Wear
  • Check general condition of Chains and Lubricate
  • Check Fork Deflection
  • Check Chain Anchors/Lock Nuts
  • Check Attachment Wear Pad Condition
  • Check Attachment Operation/Security
  • Inspect Mast Pivots For wear
  • Tilt Pins/Bushes wear