Let’s face facts here, Forklift trucks aren’t sexy!
Nobody ever wakes up in the middle of the night thinking about how much they want the latest VNA or Stacker in their life.
When was the last time you saw a poster of a forklift adorning the bedroom wall of a teenaged teenaged boy. Or talked to the young man in question about how he recalls lying on his bed dreaming of the day when he could finally own one of these magnificent machines.
It just does not happen. Forklifts are mundane, perfunctory and utilitarian. They’re not intended to be anything other than functional. They do the job they are intended to do and then they are hidden in the corner for the night, out of sight and out of mind.
On the other hand, the humble forklift should not be underestimated. It plays a far more important part in our lives than you may think. Just take a second and imagine this for a moment.
Have a glance around the room you’re in right now, maybe your office or perhaps you’re sitting in a comfortable chair at home. Have a look and count the amount of items that will, at some point in their lives, have been touched by a forklift truck.
I guarantee that you can make a case for each and every item in direct view of you right now having been perched on a pallet or stacked in a warehouse sooner or later.
So what can we do about it, what do we do to elevate those beasts of burden to the peaks they so richly deserve?
The solution is: Nothing. The forklift truck is happy to reside with its image problem.
We take them for granted and just assume that they will go on forever. The truth of course is that these noble machines need just as much care and care for as the most exotic Lamborghini or Ferrari if you’re going to get the most out of these.
This is where regular servicing and maintenance comes in.
It’s crucial that you recognize the very important role that servicing and maintenance plays in keeping your forklift running, day in, day out and that you set a plan in place, sooner rather than later.
You really don’t want to find yourself in that boat.
Do your research, find an organisation you can trust and then you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your useful forklift will go on and on.