Your mast hoses don’t appear, at first glance, to do a lot of heavy lifting when it comes to your forklift, but the fact is they are critical to efficient, safe operation of your truck.
This is why a daily start-of-shift inspection requirement includes the mast hoses. Even the smallest flaw or damage to a hose can cause expensive problems.
When you’re inspecting your hoses, here are five things to look for to ensure your hoses are in good shape.
Consult your owner’s manual for the recommended inspection intervals.
Start by checking out the jackets covering the hoses. While damage to the jacket doesn’t necessarily mean the hose itself is damaged, it can be a sign something is wrong. Once the jacket is damaged, the hose inside is extremely vulnerable.