Checking Your Forks

Forklift forks will start to get worn the after the first use. If you often use your lift truck, then it’s a very, very good idea to regularly inspect the forks.  Here are a few things to look for while inspecting the forks:

  • The thickness of the fork blade should match the thickness of the back of the fork.
  • The heel of the fork must be checked for cracks.
  • There should be no differentiating height of the fork tips.
  • You must be able to read the factory markings of the forks.
  • The hooks of the forks must be checked for any deformations.

If a problem occurs with any of these inspections, the forks must be replaced.  Call your local CFE branch (800) CFE-LIFT and we will be happy to find you a replacement pair for any kind of lift and/or job.

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