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    Robs Forklift Parts Division

      We have officially opened a Forklift Parts division at Robs Forklift Repair in Maple Ridge. Think its safe to say that we are now your one stop shop for everything Forklift, from repairs , rentals/sales, operator training and now Forklift parts. We now carry OEM and after market parts for most Forklift makes and models with same day availability on common parts and attachments. If we don’t have it on hand we can get it for you quickly. What are the Parts of a Forklift that need to be replaced regularly? FORKLIFT BRAKES AND TIRES Forklifts are heavy machines and put a lot of stress on the brakes and tires, this can result in extreme wear over time. If you start to hear unusual sounds or see obvious visual signs of wear and tear it may be time for new parts. The brakes and tires are something you want replace as soon as you notice something wrong as sudden problems can result in serious damage or injury. FORKLIFT AIR AND OIL FILTERS Just like your vehicle, these need to be replaced for the machine to perform efficiently. Not doing so will damper the performance of the engine and overwork your Forklift. FORKLIFT MAST PARTS The mast is made up of individual pieces and parts, some require more care and attention than others. To keep your lift truck operating at peak performance, each individual part from the mast rollers to the lift chain needs to work in tandem. One or more of these parts wearing down or becoming uneven can result in accidents. Be aware of the most common warning signs from your mast. If you hear grinding sounds, see metal on metal scraping marks, you may need to replace your rollers and bearings. Need Parts?? Let Robs Forklift handle that! Call or email our Parts Manager Allen Watson for your Forklift Parts needs and inquiries.    

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    Forklift OverHead Guards

    A falling object protective structure (FOPS) most commonly called an OverHead Guard, is designed to deflect or absorb the impact of falling objects or debris. They are a very important safety device and are required on all high lift trucks. It must be clearly understood that the guards capacity is limited, they are not rated to the trucks capacity, a 5000lb capacity truck overhead guard cannot stop 5000lb and protect the operator. As part of the daily inspection of a forklift, check the overhead guard for broken welds, missing bolts or other damage. While we are on the subject of overhead guards, lets talk about a couple other important safety rules regarding them. Living in the lower mainland we are subject to long months of rain and operators are always putting something over top of the guards to protect them from getting wet. I have seen everything from cardboard to saran wrap. This is not allowed as you are obstructing your view and line of site when conducting high lifts. The only thing allowed is plexiglass as it is clear, but keep in mind that you must keep it clean at all times. Over head guards and rollovers…yes these machines can rollover if not driven safely and properly. Operators have been injured and even killed by the guard in rollover accidents, human instinct in this situation is to jump/get out of the machine, but you are jumping out the same way its rolling and have the potential for the guard itself to hit or crush you. In a rollover situation..STAY IN THE MACHINE! Hopefully you have your seatbelt on, even if you don’t, position your hands on top of the steering wheel, head down, and brace yourself the opposite way of the roll. You may walk away with a head or shoulder injury but you are walking away.