MAST CROSS-MEMBER AND CARIAGE CRACK REPAIRS:
During the life of a forklift it is expected – just like mechanical components – structural components will wear down and eventually result in damage. Constant lifting, lowering and tilting of heavy loads puts lots of stress on the forklift’s mast and carriage and over time cracks may form at junction points or cross-members. When a crack is detected, we first inspect the entire mast/carriage and related components to isolate all compromised areas and then proceed to repair. This is done by disassembling the mast/carriage, gouging out the affected area, welding up the crack/s and grinding smooth to finish.
MAST/CARRIAGE STUB SHAFT REPAIRS:
Stub shafts are an extremely vulnerable part of the mast/carriage assemblies. They are the base for all the mast and carriage rollers. With constant stress upon them due to heavy loads and bouncing of the carriages, it is a very common component to fail and crack. We simply repair this by disassembling the mast/carriage, removing the rollers, cutting out the failed stub shaft and welding in a new one.
MAST TRUNNION REPAIRS: Forklift bottom mast pivots or trunnions as they are also called, become oval-ed over time and cause faster wear and damage to other mast components. In order to repair the trunnions, we weld-up and resize (grind-down) them to specifications.