A search for used forklifts will produce a variety of results. Before making your final selection, you’ll need to compare several factors about the forklifts, including age. So, how important is the age of a used forklift?
Used Forklift Hours of Usage
A forklift life cycle is calculated by hours of usage, not age. Most manufacturers estimate a forklift that is regularly operated in production logs 2,000 hrs annually. However, when facilities operate a forklift less than the estimate, your search of used forklifts may turn up an older unit with lower hours. Because low hours are ideal when purchasing a used forklift, these units may also be comparably priced, or in some cases more expensive, than younger units.
Choosing a Reliable Used Forklift
Choosing used doesn’t have to mean sacrificing dependability. When you have lower usage operations, typically 4 hrs or less daily, a used forklift is a recommended investment. In addition to its number of hours, ask the seller about:
- History of the used forklift, such as previous application & service records
- Reconditioning report, especially safety items
- Manufacturer reputation & dependability
- Available warranties, including forklift batteries for electric forklifts
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