Rising temperatures increase the potential for damage to your material handling equipment. You may experience engine wear at a higher rate, parts failures, and more maintenance expenses – which can all be avoided by taking a few precautions:
1. Replace work belts – they’ll cause overheating
2. Coolant – check it and replace it regularly
3. Hoses – do not wait until you see real damage, it may be too late. If the coolant leaks, engine temperature will rise.
4. Test radiator cap pressure – coolant is pressurized to help keep the boiling point of coolant high and those caps are vital to ensuring correct pressurization.
5. Examine the engine fan – it should keep heat away from the engine so make sure it is not damaged.
6. Make sure inching pedals are adjusted correctly
7. Radiator screens – remove any debris or clogged areas