Guide to Buying Forklift Parts
Most forklift parts will eventually need to be replaced, some sooner than others. When you’re in the market for replacement forklift parts, you want to make sure you choose the right ones. ARPAC provides forklift parts, forklift repairs, forklift sales & leasing in Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver, and if your forklift is down, Arpac Rentals can help. We want to make sure you have everything you need to keep your forklifts operating smoothly and effectively. Here are the top factors you should consider when buying forklift parts.
First and foremost, when you’re looking for replacement forklift parts, you need to source parts that are compatible with your make and model of forklift. You may be told the parts from a similar model will fit, be careful, this can cause a safety hazard, and may void your warranty. Each forklift has a specific model and serial number that a forklift parts dealer can use to find correct parts. You’ll find the number on your forklift ‘s specification plate.
Original Equipment or Aftermarket?
When you make an investment in the efficiency and high productivity of a Crown forklift, don’t make the mistake of putting aftermarket parts in it. Great forklifts come from great parts manufactured with care and precision. A company that makes aftermarket parts has nothing to lose if those discount parts fail. The operator will say the forklift is down, they won’t tell you about the poor-quality replacement part no-name pump or motor. A Crown dealer like ARPAC has a vested interest in the performance of the equipment they sell/service so the OEM parts they install will keep your Crown a Crown. Always choose OEM parts from the same manufacturer as the original part.
In most cases, an OEM part is the smart investment. It will be guaranteed to work for your specific make and model of forklift and will help maintain the resale value of your forklift. When first installed that aftermarket part may work just as well as an OEM part, but there is a risk that they may void your warranty, and should you look to sell or trade in that forklift, don’t expect the normal market value for the Crown if it has aftermarket parts.
New Vs. Used Forklift Parts
There was a time when forklifts were not as sophisticated, and the cost of labour was low enough that used parts were considered a viable option, those days are long gone. Labour is often the most expensive component of a repair which makes used parts too high a risk. Once you factor in having to get the same repair repeated due to the short life associated with used parts it just makes no sense.
Where to Buy Forklift Parts
There has never been a time when highly trained technicians were in higher demand. Crown Equipment Corp. knows the importance of these technicians and the training required to allow them to do the best they can for their customers. As the exclusive Crown Dealer for Alberta and British Columbia, ARPAC takes this training seriously. When looking for forklift parts, avoid buying from companies who sell aftermarket white box no-name jobber parts from people who do not receive the proper factory level training, service training & bulletins, and software updates. When you purchase parts from ARPAC you can feel confident that the parts have been properly inspected for quality before they are sold to you.
Quality OEM Forklift Parts and Forklift Repairs in Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver
Choosing the right forklift parts will help keep your business operating productively. At ARPAC, we carry both OEM and aftermarket forklift parts at competitive prices and with strong warranties. Find all of the parts you need to keep your forklift operational and reduce downtime. We are also your source for new and used forklifts in the Calgary, Vancouver, and Edmonton areas.
ARPAC has you covered for all your forklift parts and service needs in Western Canada. Contact us today to find out more.