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piggyback forklift

If you rely on a single piggyback forklift to run your small-scale business, then a sudden breakdown or loss of your moffett can be devastating for your business. Moffett forklifts are a backbone for delivery businesses and other companies that need to move heavy loads. However, since moffetts are under constant load while being operated, it is not uncommon for a piggyback forklift to break down. At Truck Forklifts, we often get customers urgently searching for a used forklift since their existing one has started showing signs of failure or has broken down completely. While we try to provide a reliable replacement to them as soon as possible, it pays to know the signs of a failing moffett forklift so you can replace it in time and avoid loss of productivity. So if you have been wondering about the signs that tell you it is time to look for a replacement forklift, then you are at the right spot, and we suggest you keep reading this article.

Signs That It Is Time To Visit A Moffett Forklift Dealer To Find A Replacement

While Moffett forklifts are durable and can last a long time with proper care, there comes a time when it is impractical and even dangerous to keep using a forklift. Luckily most piggyback forklifts start showing warning signs that indicate that it is time to visit a Moffett forklift dealer such as us to buy a replacement. So without further ado, here are some signs you should look out for:

Frequent repairs: If your Moffett has been breaking down quite often and is spending more time at the repair shop than it is spending on site, it is a clear sign that your forklift should be replaced. While minor repairs such as broken belts and balding tires are not something to worry about; however, if your forklift needs major engine or lifting mechanism repair often, that is a sure sign that it’s time to replace it. And it would be an intelligent decision to ditch your unreliable forklift and buy a more reliable one such as this 2013 Moffett M55.4 that we have available in our inventory.

Improper functioning: A moffett should be able to mount and unmount from your truck within a short time and be ready to unload the items when you need them. However, if your piggyback forklift is losing its functionality and its lifting mechanism is locking up, it is a sign that these critical components are heading towards failure. Without the mounting mechanism and a lifting mechanism, a moffett is pretty much useless, so if the major parts of your machine are losing their efficiency, it is best to replace it. You don’t want to be left with a forklift that won’t unmount once you have reached the delivery location and need to unload the delivered goods quickly. You might lose a loyal customer or run the risk of the delivered goods getting spoiled if you transport perishable items that need to be unloaded and stored quickly after delivery. If your Moffett has been losing its functionality too often despite replacing your piggyback forklift’s parts in time, then we recommend you to replace it.

If your Moffett forklift has been unreliable lately, you can bring it into our dealership for parts and overall inspection.