As with any type of machinery, eventually, there'll come a time when replacement parts are needed. Forklifts are no different, and knowing which forklift parts need replacing, where to find said forklift parts, and how to best utilize them, is crucial in keeping up your most important piece of equipment. We offer a wide selection of parts for all of the manufacturers we carry, as well as, an expert team of mechanics ready to answer any of your questions about parts or service. Here is the answer to a few of the most commonly asked questions:
Compatibility: Are forklift brand parts interchangeable?
Yes — we offer an aftermarket parts program which offers replacement forklift parts for a wide variety of lift trucks. For many of our forklift brands, parts can be used interchangeably. That means your Sellick forklift parts will work just fine with your Unisource forklift parts. The one major exception is with our Hyster forklifts. Here at Benza Forklift, we recommend sticking with the best forklift parts. If there is a part we don't have in stock, we have access to competitive truck parts available as quickly as the next day.
Spare Parts: Can you use parts from an old forklift?
Technically, yes, but we don't always recommend it. Anything over seven years old runs the risk of breaking down, so your best option here is to consult an expert at Benza Forklift, as some unused or retired forklifts can aid in returning equipment to service quicker. Some parts, however, are not interchangeable on newer units.
Used Parts: Does Benza Forklift rebuild or refurbish parts for repairs?
Yes. Benza Forklift works closely with several rebuilders, both local and national, and several branches will rebuild transmissions in house. Each major rebuilder carries a warranty, varying from 90 days up to a year.
What other things should customers keep in mind about managing replacement forklift parts?
We understand how important cost is, and can often be the difference in whether or not you buy Hyster, Sellick forklift parts, or another brand. What's important is to take into account the source of the parts and the quality each manufacturer has.
Is your replace part available when you need it? Are there any freight or shipping charges? If possible, choose a supplier who can provide you with the right part, as soon as possible.
And this is why we're here. Don't assume there's just one option when it comes to parts, or one place to go for your forklift needs. Above all, we want to help you find the right part to help you get your job done in the best, and most efficient way possible. Do your research, because cheapest does not always mean best, neither does expensive.
Some jobs make sense to do together. Have your mechanic inspect the parts around the broken part to see if they are showing signs of wear. It could save you from downtime and added labour costs to fix it now rather than having to bring your forklift back in 3 months from now.