It may sound obvious, but a forklift isn’t much of anything without forks. Cracks, bends, and chips all reduce the operational usefulness of your forks, and lumber forks are no exception. For over years, Intella Parts has stocked a number of forklift replacement parts including a variety of fork types that help you maintain your machine and keep it at top-working capacity for the duration of its lifespan.
Your lift’s forks require care and maintenance — regardless of whether you use lumber forks or another popular type of fork for your regular work — and that means regular inspections to catch problems before they go wrong. Aside from the obvious signs, which would include broken lumber forks or ones that do not lift when they should, consider the following symptoms of a malfunctioning fork:
- A crack in the lumber fork: These can grow bigger over time and eventually drop your load. Whether you operate a machine with a 54-inch or 96-inch class 4 lumber fork, don't wait until the crack extends through the length of the fork to consider a replacement.
- A bent shank: Do not try to rotate or bend the fork back into place. Doing so could compromise your work or increase the stress on your machine while you are working.
- An uneven forklift: Lumber forks are slightly different in that they typically only have a single blade, but this part being uneven can make work very difficult and even dangerous as you risk loads slipping sideways or dropping.
Don't delay in replacing your forklift's most important part if you notice a problem. If you need help locating the correct replacement lumber fork for the make and model of your forklift, get in touch with Intella Parts for serial number matching, fast, free shipping, and a customer service team that will assist you every step of the way.
At Intella, our commitment to the three pillars of quality, safety and customer support makes us the go-to vendor for forklift repair parts. Browse our online catalog with over 6 million records, or get in contact with a customer support representative today by calling 616-796-6638.