Are you spotting forklift oil on the warehouse floor? Or, is forklift oil being replenished every two weeks to manage a leak?
Forklift oil leaks are bothersome and depending on the source of a forklift oil leak, the repair can be expensive. If the leak isn’t resolved easily with a hose or O-ring, the issue may stem from the engine, transmission, pump mast, or control valve.
But, is it really cheaper to live with a leak? Not when all concerns and costs involved with the forklift and jobsite safety are considered.
A forklift is a heavy machine carrying loads in close proximity to employees. A leak can be a sign of future hydraulic system failure. The failure will causes a loss of control of the forklift and its weight. This can prove to be devastating for the employees in its course.
Consider forklift oil leaks as warner signals. If not heeded, they can lead to progression of the problem, expensive repairs, and employee injury.
If you have a question on this or any topic related to safety with your forklift, give our resident expert, Dave Bennet, a call or fill out the request form.