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McCall Handling has three levels of forklift maintenance services we perform on internal combustion and electric forklifts. For a summary, please see below or click here and a McCall representative will respond within 30 minutes or less guaranteed. We can perform most services on all competitive manufacturers: Toyota forklifts, Crown, Raymond, Yale, Mitsubishi, Komatsu, Clark, Caterpillar and many other brands of forklifts.

Basic Planned Maintenance (BPM)- level B: Is recommended to be performed every 100-150 hours. At this level, for an internal combustion unit the engine oil and filter are changed, and systems lubricated and maintenance checks are completed. Electric unit basic maintenance includes similar maintenance checks and system lubrication.

Your forklift P.M. service follows these guidelines:

  • Safety Inspection
  • Lubricate
  • Oil and Filter Change
  • Minor Adjustments
  • Visual Inspection
  • Operational Checks
  • Clean with Compressed Air
  • Fuel System
  • Hydraulic System
  • Inspect Engine Compartment
  • Fluid Levels
  • Electrical System
  • Written Report For Your Files

Extended PM Service (C): The McCall BAPM service combines “B” and “C” programs. This service is performed every 1000 hours or 6 months of operation. A complete tune-up is done in addition to all the services and inspections of a Basic PM.

Annual PM Service (D): The “D” service is the most thorough and includes all of the mentioned services as well as complete fluid replacement, and thorough servicing of the drive axle, steer axle, brake, and hydraulic systems. This service occurs at every 2000 hours or annually for both internal combustion or electric units. This annual service is recommended by most equipment manufacturers.

The McCall Handling Basic Advanced Planned Maintenance service discussed at the beginning of this page of Semi-Annual and Annual Service This program allows you to commit to servicing your forklift for 12 months at one flat rate per month. That includes both parts & labor.

Pricing budgeted on annual contract billed in 12 equal monthly amounts.

McCall Full Maintenance is the McCall program to insure you have the maximum uptime possible from your equipment. This is done by completing all factory recommended services at the proper intervals. Full Maintenance includes the services provided in the BPM and BAPM, plus more. This is a full-maintenance program that covers parts and labor.

Under McCall Full Maintenance Program we cover:

  • All Manufacturer Recommended Services
  • P.M. Service
  • Extended P.M. Service
  • Annual P.M. Service
  • Major Rebuild Service
  • Emergency Service
  • 24 Hour Service
  • Regular Break-Down Service
  • Loaner Truck
  • All Transportation Costs
  • Training Package

The Importance of Forklift Maintenance

Don’t underestimate the importance of forklift maintenance. Regular maintenance will keep your forklifts in peak operating condition and extend their lifespan. A well-maintained forklift is also less likely to experience significant mechanical issues that can disrupt your production schedule and create a major expense for your company. More importantly, forklift maintenance helps ensure the safety of your equipment and enables you to remain in compliance with stringent OSHA workplace safety guidelines.

Forklift Maintenance: The Basics

Preventive maintenance for a forklift entails the following areas:

  • Lubricate: Like many types of heavy industrial equipment, forklifts contain numerous moving parts that require lubrication to limit the wearing effects of friction.
  • Maintain proper fluid levels: If you use your forklift every day, it is important to check the levels of vital fluids, including oil, coolant, and transmission and hydraulic fluids on a daily basis.
  • Keep a full battery charge or topped-off gas tank: If your forklifts operate via fuel sources such as propane, gasoline or diesel, be sure to keep the tank full. If you use electrically powered models, maintain a full charge for the battery.
  • Check the gauges: As with an automobile, a forklift contains a number of gauges that indicate whether various parts and components are working properly. It is important to check all gauges periodically while the machine is in operation.
  • Maintain the tires: Tire failure can result in an unbalanced ride. If your forklift uses pneumatic tires, check the air pressure on a daily basis. If your machine is equipped with solid rubber tires, regularly check them for gashes or other damage.

While it is important to perform these do-it-yourself maintenance steps, you should also have your forklifts checked by professional technicians on a regular basis. A competent technician will conduct a thorough inspection and execute a number of troubleshooting steps to detect minor mechanical issues before they can become major – and expensive – headaches. Choose service by a forklift provider that has extensive experience in servicing your brand of equipment, as well as a solid reputation for performing top-quality work at fair prices.

Contact McCall Handling for Your Mid-Atlantic Forklift Maintenance Needs

If you need forklift maintenance in Baltimore or elsewhere in the Mid-Atlantic region, contact the lift truck experts at McCall Handling. We’ve been providing reliable, cost-effective forklift service since 1948, and we can perform preventive maintenance on machines from all leading manufacturers. We offer three levels of forklift maintenance services for internal combustion and electric models, enabling you to select the best program based on your forklift usage and budgetary requirements. All maintenance work is performed by well-trained, experienced technicians who are committed to keeping your equipment on the job and productive.

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