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If you plan on owning a forklift for the long term, then maintaining it and repairing it will eventually require you to acquire forklift parts to add to your forklift or replace parts that are no longer functional.

Forklift Parts
There is a huge selection of forklift items from specialized nuts & bolts to forklift attachments. For some jobs, a forklift must be customized to complete it. Other times, a forklift experiences wear and tear, and the owner must replace the old parts with new ones.

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  • Tires
  • Alternators
  • Hydraulic lines
  • Brakes
  • Engine
  • Steering Axle
  • Carriages
  • Forks

Common Forklift Parts

Forklift carriage bars assist in the loading process. Carriages include load rollers, which are guaranteed lubricated for a lifetime. Replacing this part can cost as low as 40% less the cost of the O.E.M. version. There are many different carriage bars available, the most popular brands being Toyota, Mitsubishi, Nissan, TCM, and Komatsu. Specifications for the common carriage bar include classes II, III, and IV; upper and lower bars; a thickness of 1.25" to 2"; and a width up to 72".

Forks

Replacement forks for forklifts come in taper, full taper, polished and chiseled point forks from ITA classes I to IV.

Transmission
Over time your forklift's transmission can undergo wear and tear, collect oil and dust, rust, and crack, which is why it needs to be periodically maintained and eventually replaced. Replacing a transmission can be expensive, but it is usually always best to purchase a transmission by the forklift's original manufacturer to ensure a right fit and proper functionality. Substitute transmissions are fine too as long as its design fits, it is assembled with top quality craftsmanship, and each piece is pressure washed and oven cleaned. This process of build ensures the integrity of the forklift transmission and prevents long time wear, tear, and cracking.

Steer Axle
Forklift steer axles attach to the wheels and steer the forklift in the direction that the operator wants to drive to. Like the transmission, it is a complex and important part of the forklift, so when replacing one, make sure you're getting one that has been cleaned in a hot tank and pressured washed inside and out. You want to make sure that the steer axle is in proper working condition, and inspected to meet the highest O.E.M. specification standards. Items you may want to ask about to make sure it is in your steer axle are king pins, tie rod ends, bearings, center pins, seals, shims and bushings. These items are important because they ensure the integrity of the steering axle.

Water Pumps
Like all other parts, water pumps can either be purchased as a new or used part. However, when replacing your old water pump, it is usually best to replace it with a new one, but some buyers are fine with purchasing old water pumps, because they work just as well. Water pumps inject fluid into the hydraulics, allowing the forklift to carry heavy loads. Well maintained water pumps are disassembled and cleaned inside and out, and inspected to be on par with manufacturer specifications. Make sure to purchase the water pump from a trusted reseller, and check for any leaks and proper lubrication, as these will be important for the proper functionality of the hydraulics.

Alternator
Alternators play a part in power output to life heavy loads. Replacing an alternator is like replacing any other important piece of your forklift. You must make sure you get a good quality alternator, so it doesn't fail on you when you're doing some heavy lifting, otherwise the consequences could be dangerous. Replacing an alternator follows all the same rules as replacing the transmission or steer axle, which is purchasing an alternator from a trusted reseller of forklift parts, making sure that any used alternators are cleaned inside and out and inspected up to manufacturer standards, and that the starters are thoroughly tested under full voltage and for amperage output. For an important item like the alternator, a trusted reseller would usually provide you with a 90 day warranty, which will give you the confidence that they are selling quality forklift parts.

Engines

The "heart" of any vehicle, the engine is the most important part to take careful consideration on. Replacing an old, worn out engine may not be necessary since it is made from so many other parts. You may sometimes even need to replace a part within the engine to get it working again. However, in the case you do want to replace your engine with a new or used one, then the first thing to look for is that your new engine is O.E.M. certified or inspected and guaranteed that it meets manufacturer specification standards.

Some tests that you may want to ask is if the engine has been tested to run for at least 1/2 an hour at each major R.P.M. and checked for leaks, oil pressure, noises, and vacuum. Also, if you're purchasing a used engine, purchase one where all the smaller parts have been replaced, such as with all new pistons, rings, gaskets, spark plugs, bears and seals. The engine will be your biggest replacement and purchase when shopping for a forklift part, so it is your duty to spend the most time and scrutiny on this item.

These are the typical forklift parts. There is no set standard when it comes to forklift parts, however, because of the many different brands of forklifts and engineering put into their design. For situations as such, it is handy to know of a trustworthy, quality, one-stop forklift shop where you can pick up any forklift part for almost any brand at your convenience.

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The problem with forklift parts is that there is such a multitude of different parts and for different brands that you may end up taking a whole day trying to find the right part for your forklift. Below are some tips that will facilitate your search and also let you know what to watch out for before purchasing a used or refurbished forklift part.

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