Without a drive axle, your forklift isnít going to go very far. These are an integral component that really represents the only way for your forkliftís motor to transfer power into the wheels, which is does by making use of an onboard differential gearbox.
Forklift Drive Axle
Drive axles tend to consist of good strong steel rods at either end, which gives the differential gearbox the freedom to move in a vertical pattern along with the rear suspension. While this places them under a fair amount of stress, well-made ones are designed to maintain their general geometry even when such stress is applied.
When a majority of people say the words drive axle, theyíre actually referring to the piece thatís designed to handle motor power and gearbox energy transfer. However, additional drive axles are required to operate rotary braking systems. This is especially true of any model that requires the fitment of other types of braking hardware in order to stop the forklift from engaging in forward motion.
Operating engineers may be concerned that there is some difficulty regarding the appropriate sizing of braking drive axles to forklifts utilized by end-users. That being said, the situation is often relatively simple as a result of the fact that hardware vendors have elected to make some details regarding their sizing decisions public to expedite the selection of replacement components.
Drive Axle Pricing
In general, forklift drive axles and related components can be purchased for a reasonable cost. Though it can become expensive to replace specific parts in some situations, drive axle pricing normally isnít impacted by market conditions. That means you should be able to order components and install them yourself, which can enable you to enjoy a substantial level of savings over the alternative.
Anyone who is experienced with performing basic maintenance on a forklift and has replaced some bolts in the past should be able to change out braking drive axles as well. Otherwise, you can purchase a component and still save money even if you have to hire a professional to help.
Emergency Brake Handle
An emergency brake handle may be seen as equally vital considering its importance in ensuring that a forklift can stop in time should anything happen. Retail and warehousing operations are often forced to run forklifts and other related pallet processing equipment near other people. They may or may not be aware of the inherent dangers of being around such gear.
Having proper brakes installed on the equipment may be the only way to reduce the risk of injury in these circumstances. Pairing them with safety procedures can prevent collisions.
Replace Your Braking Drive Axles At Helmar Parts
At Helmar Performance Technology Parts, we inspect each potential braking drive axle model that we retail. Our goal will ensure itís adherence to industry best practices as far as such design features are concerned.
Should you find that any of the drive axles attached to your forklifts are malfunctioning, you donít have to get worked up about it. Contact Helmar Parts and our team will do their best to help you find the type of drive axle that works best with your particular make and model of lift.