Many business owners and warehouse managers rely on used forklifts to keep their businesses functional without breaking the bank. Although most people would prefer to see the equipment they’re buying in person before paying, that isn’t always possible.
If you have to buy used forklifts online, you need to pay close attention to all of the information you have about the forklifts available to you. look closely at every image you see of a forklift, and don’t be shy about asking sellers for more pictures if you have any concerns.
Some of the most important details you should pay attention to include tire wear and tear, chain condition and tightness, fork condition and alignment, and overhead guard damage and functionality. If the tires are in good shape, the chains seem to be maintained, and the forks and guard have no signs of damage due to an accident, you should be looking at a decent forklift.
If possible, request a time-stamped video of the forklift functioning. Its forks should raise and lower as expected and it should be maneuvered in tight spaces. If you have specific questions, make sure you get answers from the seller before making your purchase.