Cherry pickers are valuable tools for various tasks, from construction and window cleaning to fruit picking and tree maintenance. They allow workers to reach high places safely and efficiently. However, cherry pickers require proper maintenance to function optimally and avoid costly breakdowns like any other machinery. Here, we have shared some exclusive cherry-picker maintenance tips for boosting efficiency. 


Maintenance tips to maintain your cherry picker at the peak efficiency 

By following these simple tips, you can ensure your cherry picker stays in top shape and boosts its efficiency:

Regular Inspections

    • Pre-operational checks:  Conduct a thorough visual inspection of the cherry picker before each use. Look for any signs of damage, leaks, or wear and tear on the boom, basket, controls, and tyres.
    • Post-operational checks:  Clean the cherry picker after each use and perform another inspection. Pay particular attention to areas that were under stress during operation.

    Fluid Maintenance

    • Hydraulic fluid: You must regularly check the hydraulic fluid level and condition. Change the fluid and filters according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Low or contaminated fluid can hinder performance and damage components.
    • Engine oil and coolant: Maintain proper engine oil and coolant levels and change them at recommended intervals. Neglecting engine fluids can lead to overheating, decreased power, and engine failure.


    • Grease fittings: Regularly grease all lubrication fittings on the boom, basket, and other moving parts. Proper lubrication reduces friction and wear, thereby extending the life of components.

    Tire Care:

    • Tire pressure: Maintain proper tire pressure according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Underinflated tyres can affect stability and handling, while overinflated tyres can be prone to blowouts.
    • Tire tread: Inspect the tyre tread depth regularly. Replace worn tyres to ensure safe operation and prevent premature wear on other components.

    Battery Maintenance:

    • Cleanliness: Keep the battery terminals clean and free of corrosion. Corrosion can hinder electrical flow and reduce starting power.
    • Electrolyte levels: Check the electrolyte levels in the battery and top them off with distilled water if necessary. Low electrolyte levels can damage the battery.


    • Clean and store properly: When not used, clean the cherry picker and store it in a dry, protected area. This helps prevent rust and corrosion.
    • Battery storage: If the cherry picker is stored for an extended period, disconnect the battery to prevent discharge.

    Investing in proper maintenance ensures your cherry picker remains a reliable and efficient asset for your business. Do you need professional help in maintaining your cherry picker? Reach out to JB Powered Access today.