Our forklift rental gets stuck in gravel when being operated outside. This issue happens almost daily and our operators are frustrated. How can we prevent this from happening?
A forklift that consistently gets stuck in gravel is an indicator of it having the wrong tires for your application. While cushion tires are ideal for warehouse use and smooth pavement, a solid pneumatic forklift tire is designed specifically to be more reliable for the outdoor elements.
If full details of the forklift rental’s use weren’t collected during the time of set-up, you are at risk for having the wrong rental be delivered to your facility. During the discovery process, it’s important to share what you need the forklift rental to accomplish and where it will be operating.
It’s also possible that when your company originally rented the forklift, it was not needed for outdoor operation. When a production change occurs at your facility, it’s helpful to discuss the update with your forklift rental specialist to ensure your current forklift is a good fit.
Repeatedly getting the forklift rental stuck in gravel will lead to premature tire damage. A dealer typically oversees general wear and tear of the rental’s tires; however, knowingly using the forklift rental in the wrong setting will be deemed as operator abuse, making your company responsible for the tire replacement and labor. To avoid abuse charges, contact your forklift rental specialist to discuss this issue as well as the goals you’re trying to accomplish with the forklift rental. Your specialist can advise the best forklift rental to have in place at your facility.
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