It's essential to virtually any construction business to have a lift truck repair service readily available. On outdoor construction projects, accidents can happen in the blink of an eye, damaging parts of a lift truck, or the whole thing. If the construction company owns the lift truck, then its investment is at risk. Plus, a damaged truck can hold up a project, putting it behind schedule and costing the company money. While many types of small repairs can easily be made on-site by employees, such as charging a battery, extensive repairs must be undertaken by a reputable service company. In many cases, this ends up being the forklift dealer.
There are many good reasons to use the forklift dealer for repairs to lift trucks. The main reason is that dealers are very knowledgeable about the machines they sell and usually have qualified service professionals on staff who know their lift trucks inside and out. If the dealer provides rental equipment, it may be possible to rent a replacement lift truck while the company-owned machine is getting repaired. In most cases, it's possible to rent brand name lift trucks, such as Raymond and Komatsu.
If a dealer is located locally, it's usually more convenient for a construction company to work with, as broken machines can be taken in for repairs right away. In some cases, dealers can come out to job sites to make repairs for clients (even charging batteries, if needed). In Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia and Virginia, Brauer Material Handling Systems, Inc. provides repairs for all major forklift brands, including Caterpillar, Raymond and Komatsu.