What precautions should be taken when operating a forklift under low temperature conditions?
Even in winter, many projects are in a hurry, and the construction speed will not slow down as the temperature drops. So what should be paid attention to when using forklifts in low temperature conditions?
1. Before entering the cold-proof period, do season-changing maintenance work in advance. Use cold-zone lubricating oil for all relevant parts of the engine and chassis, and accelerate slowly in the early stage of operation. 2. When a cold engine is started, due to the high viscosity of the oil and poor fluidity, the lubricating oil film between the moving parts is insufficient, and semi-liquid friction or even dry friction occurs after starting. At the same time, due to the low temperature, the gasoline cannot be fully burned, diluting the lubricating oil on the cylinder wall, reducing the lubricating efficiency of the lubricating oil, aggravating the wear of the engine parts, and shortening the service life of the engine. Therefore, in the case of poor heating conditions in the severe cold season, preheating should be carried out, and the method of adding hot water is generally used to increase the temperature of the engine. 3. Clean the gasoline tank, gasoline filter, carburetor, hydraulic tank, etc. frequently to prevent water from freezing. 4. For forklifts stored in the open air, the coolant should be drained or antifreeze should be added to avoid freezing cracking of the engine. 5. It is forbidden to make sharp turns and brake suddenly when the forklift is driving. When driving on slopes or working on site in ice and snowy weather, anti-skid measures such as bedding furnace ash and grass should be taken. 6. During the operation of the forklift, various measures should be taken to maintain the normal working temperature of the engine.