Ace Lifting Forklift Resources

Having the right equipment and knowledge to get the job done is imperative to your overall success when using a forklift. As Arlington’s go-to forklift repair, rental, and service company, it is important to us that we are providing you, our customers, with all the information you need in order to properly operate and maintain a forklift. Since we have been in business, people throughout Irving, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington have relied on our local and trusted company to provide them with quality forklifts and service. Whether you are in need of a short- or long-term forklift rental, are in the market to buy a new forklift for your business, or have a forklift that needs to be serviced, you can count on us. Heck, we’ll even come to you if your forklift is no longer operating and you need someone to look at it right away!

In addition to these services, we also have a duty to provide our customers with everything they need in order to ensure the proper and safe operation of a forklift. Below you will find a few things to keep in mind when it comes to owning, buying, renting, and operating a forklift of any size or brand.

What Are the Different Types of Forklifts?

Ace Lifting proudly offers a range of forklift makes, models, and types, ensuring you find the one that best fits your needs. Here is a look at the three main types of forklifts that we have for sale and rental:

Cushion Tire Forklifts – These types of forklifts are ideal when working in areas that require a tight turning radius. Cushion tire forklifts can only be operated on a hard, smooth surface and are typically either fueled by propane, gasoline, or diesel.
Pneumatic Tire Forklifts – Most commonly used on exterior surfaces, such as gravel, concrete, or limestone, pneumatic forklifts are easy to maneuver and quite versatile. They can also be used on solid concrete and well-packed dirt surfaces that are not muddy.
Electric Forklifts – These types of forklifts are primarily used indoors and are ideal for many different materials handling operations, such as lifting goods in and out of racking and moving goods at ground level around a worksite. Eco-friendly and sustainable, you will find that these forklifts perform extremely well and are easily programmable.

If you have a specific question about one of our forklifts, please do not hesitate to contact us.

How to Operate a Forklift Safely

Here are a few simple tips to help ensure safe operation of forklifts, regardless of what type:

  • Operators must be trained and qualified
  • Wear appropriate clothing
  • Make sure you know how to start the forklift
  • Consider the surrounding environment
  • Operate at a safe speed
  • Avoid hazards
  • Ensure your load is stable and secure
  • Make sure you have clear visibility
  • Take extra precautions when driving on ramps
  • Make sure the forklift is not overloaded

These are just a few common safety tips. If you have any questions about how to safely operate a forklift, please contact Ace Lifting before use.

Forklift Maintenance Tips

The best way to ensure the longevity and performance of a forklift is to keep up with its maintenance. Forklifts are among the most reliable of machines, designed to operate in tough conditions and get the job done. That being said, they need to be regularly serviced in order for them to remain in good working condition. There is absolutely no substitute for good maintenance. In order to determine the frequency in which your machine will need to be serviced, it needs to be inspected and the following things will be taken into consideration:

  • Age, condition, and value
  • Severity of service
  • Safety requirements
  • Hours of operation
  • Service record
  • Susceptibility to wear and damage
  • Past maintenance work

On a daily basis, forklifts should be inspected for leaks, obvious damage, tire condition, operation of safety lights, overall service, parking, brakes, horn, and steering.

One of the most frequently asked questions that we get is how often forklifts should be replaced. This is difficult to generalize, as each machine is different. Again, it is important that you bring your forklift into Ace Lifting for an inspection and to determine any maintenance needs. At this point we will be able to determine whether or not the forklift needs to be replaced. If properly cared for, forklifts can last for many, many years.