4 Common Checks When Buying a Used Forklift


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Buying a used forklift has its fair share of advantages over going for a brand new option. Perhaps the most notable of said advantages is access to huge savings. Buying used works great when you want to reduce the cost of ownership or grow your fleet. Accurate Forklift makes it easy to buy used forklifts in Atlanta. Our inventory features different forklift types and capacities ranging from 3000 lbs up to 40,000 lbs or even more. In this blog, we share four common checks that can help you get a great deal when buying a used forklift. Read on. 

1. Forklift age

When you are buying a used forklift, age is a very important consideration as it determines the quality of deal you are getting. You should avoid buying newer forklift trucks as they can cost as much as brand new ones. Go for forklift trucks that are at least five years old and have received maintenance religiously.

2. Total hours

Key hours and usage hours determine the total hours of a used forklift. All forklifts trucks come equipped with an hour meter on the dash. Whenever the key is turned on, key hours are tracked, even when the forklift is idling. This means they are not a good representation of forklift usage as many parts of the forklift will not be in use during idle time. When it comes to usage hours, time is tracked based on driving, use of the pump, or lifting and hauling.    

3. Operation history

Forklifts are used in different working conditions and environments. If forklifts were previously subjected to extreme environments, they will show wear and tear from the operations. Some previous working conditions you should take note of  include heavy outdoor use, extremely cold and humid environment, and proximity to saltwater. Accurate forklift provides its clients with the complete history of all used forklifts available in Atlanta, including service and maintenance history.  

4. Forklift condition

You must make sure to thoroughly check the condition of the forklift. If you do not know your way around forklifts, connect with a certified and experienced technician to inspect the forklift for you. This will help you to determine the condition of the forklift and set a realistic budget. Some of the important checks include forks, brakes, lift chains, tires, mast, engine, and leaks. You should also check safety features of the truck such as the seatbelt, horn, and lights to confirm if they are functioning properly. Accurate Forklift’ fleet of used forklifts for sale is regularly serviced to keep it in tip-top condition.

Wrap  Up

The above-listed checks play an important role in evaluating used forklifts you are considering buying. Accurate Forklift offers amazing deals on a wide range of used forklifts for sale in Atlanta. Talk to us today and get an attractive deal on an extensive range of used forklifts for sale. Just dial 770-692-1455 or email us at [email protected].  You can also fill out our contact form.

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