DONKEY D 12 - 4CH:
Broken Bolt - Cause/Prevention

I drive a 2017 Donkey Forklift for work. About 3 months ago the bolt that holds the tilt cylinder to the body of the fork lift snapped on the left side. We fixed it, then today when I was lifting an empty box (about 500 lbs) the right bolt sheered clean off. What may be causing this and how do we stop it from happening again?
  • Posted 28 Jul 2021 11:44
  • Modified 29 Jul 2021 03:51 by poster
  • Discussion started by Justin_Donohue
  • New York, United States
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They aren't loose, they are snapping right at the point they screw in to the plate connecting to the body. Its a clean snap. Apparently other areas are having this same problem. I wish I could upload a picture.
  • Posted 29 Jul 2021 03:51
  • Reply by Justin_Donohue
  • New York, United States
My guess is they broke because they were loose, or the pivot point did not have lubrication.
  • Posted 29 Jul 2021 02:54
  • Reply by geom
  • New Hampshire, United States

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