Forklift engines are the powerhouses for your truck, as they are in pallet jacks or other commercial vehicles. If they fail, then they most likely will need replacement. Maintaining them should be your highest priority for many reasons.
Engines are either electrical or using internal combustion. This in turn determines the fuel that they use during regular business operations, either electric battery chargers or gas. Electric engines use batteries, and they need checks for electrolyte levels.
Forklifts don’t necessarily use their own branded products for their engines. Sometimes components from other companies prove to be a better fit, or are designed that way. This allows for better synergy.
See if any of our wares can fit your replacement needs, from various brands, and check the fuel source. Some can use gas, propane or natural gas, like the 89530-GM Engine. This is designed for combat noise-reduction, as well as leak protection.
Nissan Forklift Engines
Take a look at these Nissan forklift engines for sale. They are known for their reliability. The K21 and K25 are the standard models that are used in most forklifts, and use a Nikki LP system. A brand-new model from Nissan is the 89625-K25 Engine. They are also used in forklifts from TCM and Komatsu.
Toyota Forklift Engines
With Toyota forklifts, some use the 4Y engine. This is often paired with an Aisan LPG system. One benefit of using a Toyota brand is that it has developed forklift engines for over 29 years, ensuring that parts are readily available. The 82463-4Y Engine is one of the newest models in this series.
How To Maintain Your Forklift Engine
Usage hours determine how often you need to maintain or service your forklift. The type of power source does as well. We have outlined a few steps below.
Internal Combustion Engine Maintenance
The zerks need greasing after 50 hours, and the whole engine needs servicing after 600 hours. After 500 hours, the hydraulic filters need replacing, as does the oil used within the system. Always drain the old oil before replacing it with a new batch. The transmission and blake fluid also require inspection.
Electric Engine Maintenance
Conduct a visual inspection for strange sounds, smells, or electrolyte levels. The battery should not drain too quickly. Change the water when necessary, depending on the battery requirements.
A failing engine can cause many disruptions in the workplace. For one, it can halt operations in moving products, or lead to injuries for the driver from abrupt stops or sputtering movement. If a worksite is unsafe for the workers, then it can risk a government inspection, fines for failure to comply with OSHA regulations, or even a complete shutdown.
Locate Your Engine Parts For Your Forklift At Helmar Parts
Helmar Parts is your top source for the forklift components that you require for maintenance or repair. We go beyond the standard piston rings and spark plugs to deliver energy to your doorstep.
To find out more, please reach out to us and request more information. Keep your workplace safer when browsing the online catalog at Helmar Parts.