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:
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.