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Average Lifespan of a Forklift

Forklifts, and any heavy equipment for that matter, are a pricey investment. We want to get the most for our money, and want machinery that will last for years to come. So, what is the average lifespan of a forklift?

How Old is My Forklift?

A forklift’s lifespan is measured by hours of use, not years. The industry measures forklift lifespans in hours because every business utilizes their machines at different rates.

For example- if you are wanting to purchase a used forklift from, say a Hugg & Hall salesmen, which would you rather purchase:

A 1-year-old forklift from a prominent local warehouse company that ran its forklift 8 hours per day, seven days per week. (Approximately 2,912 hours total) OR

A forklift from a family owned business that utilized their forklift 12 hours per month for five years. (720 hours total)

This is why we look at machinery in terms of hours instead of actual physical age. The stress on a forklift’s lift mass and the process of constantly lifting and lowering equipment is what causes most machines to break down over time, not so much any parts wearing from age.

How Long Should I Expect My Forklift to Last?

The average lifespan of a forklift is 10,000 hours. This may vary depending on the manufacturer, brands like Doosan and Toyota typically have longer lifespans of 15,000-20,000 hours. When your forklift starts sounding like the junkyard will be its new home soon, a refurb program may save the day! Your forklift will receive a through inspection based on its history and needs. To utilize Hugg & Hall’s refurb program, contact your local PSSR!

4 Ways Utility Services Can Help You This Summer

We are officially in the peak of the summer months; it’s hot, sticky, and some of us are in the midst of hurricane season. But, none of these challenges are to big or to small for Hugg & Hall’s Utility Services division to handle.  The Utility Services division rents and sells portable power, power distribution, compressed air, and supplemental HVAC units.

 

 

 

 

Portable Power

From natural disasters, to night work, to power outages or planned shutdowns we can provide the right generator to fit your needs. Portable and towable generators with gasoline or diesel options are available as well as light towers with generators to keep your operations moving forward. We also provide cabling and various distribution boxes and panels. 

 

 

 

Climate Control

To make your next event or jobsite more comfortable, you may need additional air conditioning. Our wide range of rental units are designed to produce minimal noise and a compact footprint. Paired with our fleet of dehumidifiers and industrial fans, our climate control solutions can prevent condensation to keep materials dry and promote drying in flooded areas. We’ve got you covered during those harsh winter months as well with our readily available fleet of heaters.

 

 

 

 

Air Compressors

Utility Services has the leading fleet of air compressors in the rental business. With the best air compressors in the business, these tools are ideal on most jobsites and highly sought after in a wide range of industries. Towable or portable compressors pair perfect with air tools such as pavement breakers and chipping hammers on any construction, industrial, or demo job. We also offer instrument quality, filtered and cooled air compressors for specialized applications. 

 

 

 

Offshore Equipment

Take Hugg & Hall equipment on any offshore jobsite. All equipment undergoes an enhancement process to ensure long lasting, offshore proven, durability. The fleet includes light towers, welders, air compressors, pipe threaders, and pumps. Key components are coated to prevent corrosion and equipped with Coast Guard approved fuel lines, skid mounts have up-to-date certifications and are installed with static grounds and extra grounding in engine driven equipment, all welding machines are load bank tested, engine driven units are equipped with overspeed and rig air shutdown devices, and air compressors and volume tanks have up-to-date safety relief valve certifications.

 

For more information on what our Utility Services division can do for you, contact Spencer Hale or a sales representative!