Why Purchase New?
New forklifts are a great option for customers who want the peace of mind, reliability, and safety that come with owning a new piece of equipment. Also, many factories, warehouses, and other workplaces have specific requirements around the types of forklifts they need, especially when it comes to lifting height, weight capacity, and engine type. Warehouse managers also may consider the kinds of conditions the forklift is going to operate in when deciding the type of forklift to purchase.
Forklifts with these unique specifications can often be harder to find in the pre-owned or rental market, which is why many customers choose to avoid any potential hassles and buy new equipment instead.
Considerations When Buying A New Forklift
- Choosing a reputable dealer of new forklifts, such as Mid-Ohio Forklifts, Inc.
- Buying the right truck to fit your application
- Taking advantage of warranties included with new forklift purchases
Using Your Business’s New Forklift
Maintaining Your New Forklift
Maintenance for your new forklift is essential to ensure its proper operation and long life. Regularly scheduled maintenance is an excellent solution to help reduce breakdowns and keep your equipment running at peak performance.
At Mid-Ohio Forklifts, Inc., we offer maintenance schedules to keep your fleet of forklifts in tip-top shape. This service helps ensure your equipment is productive and operational.
Planned maintenance is available for new LP/Gas/Diesel forklifts and electric models as well. Contact Mid-Ohio Forklifts, Inc. for more information on planned maintenance schedules and services.
Your New Electric Forklift’s Battery Indicator
Your electric forklift is equipped with a battery discharge indicator that tells you how much life is remaining in the battery before it needs to be recharged. It’s important that this component be functioning at all times, so that team members know when they need to be plugged in and recharged.
It’s a good general rule to never run your forklift below an 80% battery level (20% state of charge left on the battery) since once it dips below this threshold, more amps are drawn through the system, which results in higher heat and increased wear and tear on parts. Heat is the number one enemy of all-electric components, not just forklifts, and excessive build-up of it can cause permanent damage to electrical components.
New Forklift Batteries
- Check water levels and add water if it’s needed after each charge cycle has been completed.
- Don’t overfill your battery with water.
- Corrosion buildup indicates overwatering problems
- Never discharge your battery beyond 80% capacity
- To help maintain battery life, it needs to cool down after a charge cycle. A normal charge cycle is about 8 hours, and a cool-down cycle also typically lasts 8 hours.