Forklift Inspections

Although forklifts are designed to perform rugged tasks, each time they are used they can get damaged in any number of ways. That’s why inspection is of critical importance. Moni’s Engineering  will perform a visual inspection of the general condition and an operational check to test its proper functioning. If our qualified personnel notice anything that may affect the normal operation of the forklift, we will note it a written report that is issued on-site.


Our Inspection program includes:

  • Fire extinguisher present and charged
  • Engine oil level, fuel level, radiator water level (LPG, gas and diesel forklifts)
  • Battery securely in place
  • Cables for exposed wires
  • Hold downs or brackets
  • Bolts, nuts, guards, chains, or hydraulic hose reels not damaged, missing or loose
  • Wheels and tires not excessively worn or damaged
  • Forks not bent or cracked
  • Positioning latches in good working condition
  • Carriage teeth not broken, chipped or worn
  • Chain anchor pins not worn, loose or bent
  • No damp spots or drips that may indicate a leak
  • Hoses held securely, not loose, crimped, worn or rubbing
  • Horn working and loud enough to be heard in working environment; other warning devices operational
  • Floor brake: pedal holds, unit stops smoothly
  • Parking brake: holds against slight acceleration
  • Dead-man seat brake: holds when operator rises from seat
  • Clutch and gearshift: shifts smoothly with no jumping or jerking
  • Dash control panel: all lights and gauges operational
  • Steering: moves smoothly
  • Lift mechanism: operates smoothly (check by raising forks to maximum height then lowering completely)
  • Tilt mechanism: moves smoothly, holds (check by tilting mast all the way forward and backward)
  • Cylinders and hoses: not leaking after above checks
  • No unusual sounds