Reason #1 Selling the Forklift
If you are purchasing or selling a forklift, there are some basic understandings you need to know for tracking forklift hour meter readings. This way you can advertise correctly or know what you are purchasing.
Most forklifts trucks have a 60-minute meter with either a 4 digit or 5 digit reader. If you don’t know already, this part can be tricky. Let’s say you own a forklift truck with a 4-digit meter reader. You’ve gotten a lot of use from your forklift truck. So much use that you have accumulated 9,999 hours of operation. Over the past month, you put on another 3,000 hours onto the forklift. Now the forklift reads 2,999 hours. This can be misleading if you’re a buyer or a seller of the forklift.
According to AgTalk, a buying and selling equipment board, this issue was addressed. It certainly wasn’t recent, the post was back in 2016, which stresses the point that nothing had been done about this problem. A buyer thought he purchased a forklift with 6,500 forking hours on it. Instead, it was really 16,500 hours. A bit of a difference.