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Daily PPT Checks Video Guide

To help our customers keep their power pallet trucks in top condition, we’ve created the following daily PPT checks video guide.

If you do have any questions regarding PPT checks please do not hesitate to call one of our friendly team members on 01202 854 200.

00:00 - Introduction
 So we’ve gone over the basic daily checks of forklift trucks fitted with masts on. This, obviously is a powered pallet truck. Umm, so again it’s a powered piece of equipment that still requires the daily check. One thing to know is all the equipment that we supply at Locators – and most suppliers and manufacturers will do this – has a daily check, sort-of crib sheet on the back of the truck. But obviously, that’s no good for actually recording the fact that you’ve done it. So you need some sort of physical sheet or if you have a telematics system on the truck that will keep a record of the truck having been checked.
00:33 - Tiller Arm
Okay, like you do on a rider seated forklift truck, you should check the controls are working properly. So on this machine (loud noise), you’ve got lift and you’ve got lower – sorry if it was a little bit loud. Horn (horn noise). Check the horn. Check the drives working in each direction. That the tiller arm’s okay. And also – quite importantly – all pedestrian equipment that has a tiller arm on it will have what we call like a bump button basically – to stop you from getting crushed. So just check that. Normally stand to the side. Drive into your hand and make sure that the truck pushes itself away from you and that that’s functioning properly.
01:05 - Wheels
So like you would do on a forklift truck. Lift the legs up. Check the wheels and the wheel assemblies. Make sure there aren’t any cracks or damage and make sure – importantly – that you don’t have any shrink wrap or banding caught around here that’s going to work its way into the bearings and damage the wheels.
01:20 - Back Wheels
But again with the forks raised, you can see through to the caster wheels at the back of the truck and the drive wheel in the centre. Again, check those quickly. Make sure there isn’t any obvious damage and you no shrink-wrap and banding caught around it.
01:31 - Lithium Battery
This power pallet truck is fitted with a Toyota lithium-ion battery. So, there’s no maintenance to be carried out or any topping. These batteries are designed to be opportunity charged so you’d treat them in exactly the opposite way that you would to a lead-acid battery (CAPTION: Locators offer a battery topping and maintenance service with all lead-acid batteries). Erm – but again – open the lid up, check there isn’t any damage to any of the cabling. This truck has a built-in charger so it plugs straight into a three-pin plug on the wall. Umm, if you see any physical damage or anything like that, then call your service people.
01:57 - Final Check
Okay so final things to do with a forklift truck, just check around the outside of the truck and chassis, make sure that there isn’t any damage. Err, and if you’re happy with everything then you’re good to go.
02:08 - 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

So we’ve gone over the basic daily checks of forklift trucks fitted with masts on. This, obviously is a powered pallet truck. Umm, so again it’s a powered piece of equipment that still requires the daily check. One thing to know is all the equipment that we supply at Locators – and most suppliers and manufacturers will do this – has a daily check, sort-of crib sheet on the back of the truck. But obviously, that’s no good for actually recording the fact that you’ve done it. So you need some sort of physical sheet or if you have a telematics system on the truck that will keep a record of the truck having been checked.
00:33 - Tiller Arm

Okay, like you do on a rider seated forklift truck, you should check the controls are working properly. So on this machine (loud noise), you’ve got lift and you’ve got lower – sorry if it was a little bit loud. Horn (horn noise). Check the horn. Check the drives working in each direction. That the tiller arm’s okay. And also – quite importantly – all pedestrian equipment that has a tiller arm on it will have what we call like a bump button basically – to stop you from getting crushed. So just check that. Normally stand to the side. Drive into your hand and make sure that the truck pushes itself away from you and that that’s functioning properly.
01:05 - Wheels

So like you would do on a forklift truck. Lift the legs up. Check the wheels and the wheel assemblies. Make sure there aren’t any cracks or damage and make sure – importantly – that you don’t have any shrink wrap or banding caught around here that’s going to work its way into the bearings and damage the wheels.
01:20 - Back Wheels

But again with the forks raised, you can see through to the caster wheels at the back of the truck and the drive wheel in the centre. Again, check those quickly. Make sure there isn’t any obvious damage and you no shrink-wrap and banding caught around it.
01:31 - Lithium Battery

This power pallet truck is fitted with a Toyota lithium-ion battery. So, there’s no maintenance to be carried out or any topping. These batteries are designed to be opportunity charged so you’d treat them in exactly the opposite way that you would to a lead-acid battery (CAPTION: Locators offer a battery topping and maintenance service with all lead-acid batteries). Erm – but again – open the lid up, check there isn’t any damage to any of the cabling. This truck has a built-in charger so it plugs straight into a three-pin plug on the wall. Umm, if you see any physical damage or anything like that, then call your service people.
01:57 - Final Check


Okay so final things to do with a forklift truck, just check around the outside of the truck and chassis, make sure that there isn’t any damage. Err, and if you’re happy with everything then you’re good to go.

02:08 - 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.

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