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Maintenance Checks for your Propane and Electric Forklifts

Understanding the specific needs of your forklift and performing regular maintenance is the key to ensuring your machine stays in good working order.Forklifts are not all created the same. They have various fuel and energy soruces, and can be used in different environments. Propane and electrics are the most common types operated currently. Propane forklifts are typically opreated both indoors and outdoors and use liquified petroleum (LP) as their fuel source. Electric forklifts are primarily for indoor use, and are powered by rechargeable batteries. Whether you operate a propane or electric forklift, they both require very specific maintenance throughout the year.

Keep your propane and electric forklifts up and running by performing these 5 maintenance checks.

Perform these checks every 250-500 hours.

Propane Forklifts

  • Lubrication of Mast & Chains
  • Brake & Steering operation
  • Check the tire condition & air pressure
  • Warning beacons, lights & backup alarms
  • Abnormal noise & leaks

Electric Forklifts

  • Corrosion around the battery
  • Charger connectors and cables
  • Check the tire condition & air pressure
  • Watering levels in the battery
  • Warning beacons, lights & backup alarms

At Westerra Equipment, we understand your machine, whether it runs on propane or electricity. Let us help you take the guesswork away from your annual equipment service with our Planned Maintenance agreements. Our team of highly skilled, factory-trained technicians are here to keep your machine “up and running” all year round.


With service centres located across BC, our team of factory-trained service technicians are here to help you with your maintenance needs, wherever you are.

Reach out to your nearest location to book your next service appointment:

Westerra Equipment

Williams Machinery