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Forklift Air Filter Storage and Handling Tips

Getting the most life out of your forklift air filter is important. This starts with storage and handling. Before you even start the installation process, make sure the new filter is less than 6 years old (based on the manufacturing date) AND it is clean/undamaged. Here are a few more quick tips to help with your forklift air filter storage:

Air filter forklift filter

1)  Make sure to always store air filters in a box, not out on a shelf where they can pick up dust in the air.

 

2)  If the box isn’t sealed tight, tape it shut.

 

3)  Individually wrapped

 

4)   When transporting air filters, make sure they aren’t rolling around. Throwing them in the back of the truck or the floor boards could cause damage.

 

5)   Don’t store the filters on anything metal. Metal condensates and could cause rust on the filter. Boxes are best.

 

6) Just like with food, put the oldest filters in the front. Make sure you put new stock in the back so you don’t end up with expired filters. (Remember, 6 years from the manufacturing date is the oldest you want to use.)

 

7) Make life easiest by ensuring labels with product information and manufacturing dates are visible.

 

8) Don’t store filters in extreme temperatures or excess moisture. The environment you store your filters in will effect their shelf life.

 

9) When installing or just handling new filters, make sure your hands are clean. Avoid contact with the outlet side of the filter if possible.

 

 

Intella has a complete line of forklift filters.  We carry filters for most brands of forklifts including Hyster, Yale, Toyota, Cat, Kalmar, Taylor Forklift, Nissan Forklift, Komatsu Forklift and most others.

 


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Servicing Forklift Air Filters using restriction indicators

Forklift mechanic changing forklift air filter
Forklift mechanic changing forklift air filter

Servicing a forklift air filter by restriction is the best way to get the most life out of your filter. Proper servicing can save you money and time. Dirty filters do not always mean they are trash. Many times, dirty filters can  go more hours!

Mechanic measuring the restriction to determine if there is a plug in the system
Forklift mechanic measuring the restriction to determine if there is a plug in the system

Don’t want to cause a problem in your air cleaner? Don’t service it too much. The elements in the filters are more efficient as dust builds up on the media. But  avoid dust and other abrasive particles when removing the filter!

There are a variety of choices when it comes to measurement tools to get the most out of your filter.

Restriction measurement tool options
Restriction measurement tool options

Looking for a continuous reading device to see how much life is left in that old filter? Check out The Informer and the Service Gauge for Instrument Panel.

Intella has a complete line of forklift filters for sale.  Easy online ordering allows you to quickly select the filter you need–at a great price!


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