Hey there, are you looking for ways to prolong the life of your equipment?
There are a number of ways to protect and keep your loader or skid steer fork attachment looking great for years to come. As you may know, this is hard to do after putting it through the ringer when working on demanding projects.
In this article, I’m going to share with you the TOP 3 TIPS on how to keep your fork attachment in excellent condition.
These methods have worked for me when my equipment starts to show signs of wear and by the end of this article, I hope you will have gained some knowledge on how to prolong the life of your skid steer forks.
Tip #1: Spray Any Chipped Areas Of Your Pallet Fork With Rustoleum IMMEDIATELY
There is a reason why pallet fork attachments are coated with paint and not sold to you as a hunk of bare steel.
Obviously, it is because steel rusts when exposed long enough to water and that affects the integrity of the steel. By keeping the steel completely coated, it stops the penetration of water thus preventing rust.
Rustoleum works great and is specifically designed to prevent rust. I’d recommend getting the stainless steel spray paint in the color of the fork attachment to blend nicely. One can will last a while when just doing occasional touch-ups.
Tip #2: Wipe Down Your Pallet Forks After A Long Day Of Use
Not cleaning your forks regularly will cause dirt and debris to build up…
…The build-up will eventually work its way through the paint coating and cause rust.
Have a roll of shop towels handy and wipe your loader forks down with soap and water.
Tip #3: Keep Your Forks Stored Away From The Elements
After being exposed long enough to the weather, almost anything will eventually corrode.
- The hot sun will fade the paint job making your skid forks look older.
- The winter weather and harsh rain will beat at the paint coating and over time rust the pallet forks.
I hope you have found these tips helpful!
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– Paul the pallet fork pro