Forklift Repair

At Welch Equipment Company, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality service for forklifts and other material handling and industrial equipment. We have more than 150 factory-trained technicians certified to service all major brands.

Our trainers meet the rigorous guidelines established for Raymond and Toyota Material Handling authorized dealers, including Toyota Production Systems (TPS) training. They have access to the most recent manuals and safety information, and can pass their knowledge of specialized tools, safety, driving training, and other technical and troubleshooting skills on to you.

Our forklift services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we serve customers throughout Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, and the surrounding states. We also have service vans for onsite forklift repair, an emergency night and weekend hotline, pick-up and delivery services, and more.

Forklift repair involves the maintenance, troubleshooting, and fixing of issues that may arise in forklifts. Forklifts are industrial vehicles used for lifting, moving, and transporting heavy loads in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and other settings. Just like any other machinery, forklifts can experience wear and tear, malfunctions, or breakdowns over time. Forklift repair services are designed to address these issues and ensure that the equipment operates safely and efficiently.

Key aspects of forklift repair include:

  1. Diagnosis: Identifying and understanding the nature of the problem is the first step in forklift repair. This may involve inspecting the forklift, checking for error codes, and consulting with operators to gather information about the issue.

  2. Parts Replacement: Worn-out or damaged parts are replaced to restore the forklift’s functionality. Common replacement parts include hydraulic components, brakes, tires, forks, and electrical components.

  3. Hydraulic System Repair: Forklifts rely heavily on hydraulic systems for lifting and lowering loads. Repairing hydraulic components, such as cylinders and hoses, is a common aspect of forklift maintenance.

  4. Electrical System Repair: Forklifts often have complex electrical systems, including wiring, switches, sensors, and control panels. Repairing electrical components is essential for addressing issues related to the forklift’s operation and safety features.

  5. Engine Maintenance: For forklifts powered by internal combustion engines (gasoline, diesel, propane), engine maintenance is crucial. This includes tasks such as oil changes, filter replacements, and addressing issues related to fuel delivery and ignition.

  6. Transmission Repair: The transmission is responsible for controlling the forklift’s movement. Repairing transmission components ensures smooth operation and responsiveness.

  7. Brake System Maintenance: Forklifts are equipped with braking systems similar to those in automobiles. Regular inspection and repair of brakes are essential for safety.

  8. Preventive Maintenance: Beyond addressing specific issues, forklift repair may include preventive maintenance to identify and address potential problems before they lead to breakdowns.

  9. Operator Training: Ensuring that forklift operators are trained to use the equipment correctly and follow safety guidelines is a crucial part of overall forklift maintenance.

Proper and timely forklift repair helps extend the lifespan of the equipment, reduces downtime, and enhances workplace safety. Many companies offer professional forklift repair services, and some businesses also have in-house maintenance teams to handle routine and emergency repairs. Regular maintenance schedules and adherence to manufacturer guidelines are essential for optimal forklift performance.

Keep Things Moving

Welch’s approach to servicing equipment is to be as efficient as possible while making sure we take great care of our customers. Our average onsite response time is two and a half hours, and we offer rental vehicles at a discounted rate whenever necessary.

Our technicians have access to thousands of manuals at their fingertips and perform multi-point inspections, including safety inspections, on every piece of equipment using model-specific checklists and then begin repairs upon request by the customer.

When it comes time to pay for your service, we have multiple options to fit your needs. For preventative maintenance, we offer hourly, flat-rate discounted for trucks on contract, or monthly fixed-price maintenance (comprehensive CFPM) options, with monthly invoicing available on request. We will also set the preventative maintenance schedule in our system based on customer preference to make sure you always have access to your equipment when you need it.

Contact one of our safety specialists today to find out how we can help you reach your training goals.

Call Welch Equipment today for all of your forklift service needs!


5025 Nome St
Denver, CO 80239
(303) 394-6771

Salt Lake City

2181 S 3200 W
SLC, UT 84119
(801) 972-9272


5830 Midway Park Blvd NE
ABQ, NM 87107
(505) 822-8043
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