The length of time a fork lift truck lasts depends on a few different things. One of these being if the forklift truck and the parts are looked after and if they get regularly services. Just as with any piece of machinery, if it is looked after well then it will last longer. It also depends on how much the forklift truck is used. Parts of the machine that tend to go the most due to wear and tear are the wheels, engine parts, and starters. The fork lift truck will of course last longer than the fork lift parts. The parts of the fork lift truck will need to be changed and serviced in order to keep the general running of the fork lift truck in good condition. A brand new fork lift truck with regular services can last 10 or even 20 years. Fork lift parts will need to be replaced more regularly than that especially if the fork lift truck is used heavily on a daily basis.
It is by law that the fork lift truck and the fork lift truck parts are checked on a daily basis and a more thorough examination conducted on a weekly and monthly basis. These checks are put in place to minimalise the risk of accidents occurring from a faulty forklift truck and its parts. It may mean that the business owner needs to pay more out on parts throughout the year but this will enhance the life span of the forklift truck and it can save lives.