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Aisle Master Bearing Checks

Aisle Master Bearing Checks

Operators must carry out daily checks on material handling equipment at the start of each shift. Doing so is one of the best ways to reduce costs and improve safety but it often gets overlooked. Watch Locators’ video guide below on how to help you carry out your Aisle Master bearing checks and ensure that it works the way it should every day.

If you do have any questions regarding Aisle Master Bearing Checks please do not hesitate to call one of our friendly team members on 01202 854 200.

00:00 - Introduction
Hi, this is our next Locators daily checks video. We’ve already got the video on our website, which gives a guide to the daily checks that we’d recommend on a normal or counterbalance forklift truck. So this is a bit of a guide on what else you’d look for if you’re looking at an articulated counterbalance truck.
00:21 - Aisle Master
This is an Aisle Master. This is a 2 ton machine. So, we’d recommend you go through all the normal daily checks as I’ve already mentioned on the forklift daily checks – so if you start off with the mast and then the forks. So if you watch that video on our site then that’ll give you a good guide as a once over. What it doesn’t mention is this section here, which is unique to articulating trucks. This allows the truck to turn into a pallet racking location and work in a much narrower aisle than a counterbalance truck. And you’ll see from the sides of the wheels – unlike a reach truck – it allows you to then take the load and take it out into the yard and unload a lorry. So, it’ll work indoors and outdoors, which is very, very good, in terms of space saving, you can reduce the amount of trucks you use and maximise the efficiency of your warehouse. But, they do have some additional moving parts. So the Aisle Master actually has two bearings on the truck that form the rotation axis. By having two points, two bearings – or two load points – it stiffens the mast up and makes it more rigid and gives it additional capacity at height. It’s a bit like – if you imagine trying to hold a pencil at one point (indicates with fingers) it’s quite easy to dip it around – hold it at a new place and it’s much more rigid.
01:32 - Bearing Checks
Turning into a rack or if you’re using any sort of forklift truck in a racking environment – you can get impact with pallet racking – you can get impact with loads and goods and doorways when you’re driving in and out. On the bearing side of things, really what you want to be doing on top of your normal checks is getting down and having a look underneath and up into the bearing sections – seeing if there’s any kind of swarf or evidence of any metal grinding or anything like that – and obviously check for any obvious signs of impact. It is actually difficult to hit this part of the truck because you’re always moving forwards – or backwards – so you do tend to get very, very little damage indeed. But if someone swings the head around and hits – let’s say a concrete dock or something like that – that may cause some damage. So, on top of all your normal daily checks, just be sure with an articulated truck that you get around check the – check the pivot points – and also because these trucks are much heavier than a traditional forklift truck – this truck weighs over 7 tonnes – it’s very important to check the wheel nuts and make sure all the wheel nuts are in good – in the right position – check them for finger tightness, make sure nothing’s loose as well.
02:40 - Thanks for Watching
Thank you for watching. If you have any questions, please refer to the operator’s manual for the machine or contact us at Locators.
00:00 - Introduction


Hi, this is our next Locators daily checks video. We’ve already got the video on our website, which gives a guide to the daily checks that we’d recommend on a normal or counterbalance forklift truck. So this is a bit of a guide on what else you’d look for if you’re looking at an articulated counterbalance truck.

00:21 - Aisle Master


This is an Aisle Master. This is a 2 ton machine. So, we’d recommend you go through all the normal daily checks as I’ve already mentioned on the forklift daily checks – so if you start off with the mast and then the forks. So if you watch that video on our site then that’ll give you a good guide as a once over. What it doesn’t mention is this section here, which is unique to articulating trucks. This allows the truck to turn into a pallet racking location and work in a much narrower aisle than a counterbalance truck. And you’ll see from the sides of the wheels – unlike a reach truck – it allows you to then take the load and take it out into the yard and unload a lorry. So, it’ll work indoors and outdoors, which is very, very good, in terms of space saving, you can reduce the amount of trucks you use and maximise the efficiency of your warehouse. But, they do have some additional moving parts. So the Aisle Master actually has two bearings on the truck that form the rotation axis. By having two points, two bearings – or two load points – it stiffens the mast up and makes it more rigid and gives it additional capacity at height. It’s a bit like – if you imagine trying to hold a pencil at one point (indicates with fingers) it’s quite easy to dip it around – hold it at a new place and it’s much more rigid.

01:32 - Bearing Checks

Turning into a rack or if you’re using any sort of forklift truck in a racking environment – you can get impact with pallet racking – you can get impact with loads and goods and doorways when you’re driving in and out. On the bearing side of things, really what you want to be doing on top of your normal checks is getting down and having a look underneath and up into the bearing sections – seeing if there’s any kind of swarf or evidence of any metal grinding or anything like that – and obviously check for any obvious signs of impact. It is actually difficult to hit this part of the truck because you’re always moving forwards – or backwards – so you do tend to get very, very little damage indeed. But if someone swings the head around and hits – let’s say a concrete dock or something like that – that may cause some damage. So, on top of all your normal daily checks, just be sure with an articulated truck that you get around check the – check the pivot points – and also because these trucks are much heavier than a traditional forklift truck – this truck weighs over 7 tonnes – it’s very important to check the wheel nuts and make sure all the wheel nuts are in good – in the right position – check them for finger tightness, make sure nothing’s loose as well.

02:40 - Thanks for Watching