You will find numerous alternatives and attachments offered for lift trucks. While the majority of attachments are made to be used on standard lift trucks, there are some made to be utilized on reach trucks and VNA. It is really vital to note that OSHA needs approval for any attachment that should be approved for use by the particular producer of lift truck.
The most important common attachment is the sideshift and is considered to be standard equipment. The sideshift apparatus allow for more accurate load placement as well as allows the fork carriage to slide right and left. The sideshift allows the operator to be more versatile with the equipment.
The fork positioner is another attachment option which enables the operator to adjust the forks' distance without having to get off of the truck. This specific attachment is mostly used in high volume operations where there is a wide variety of crate and pallet sizes handled.
Fork pivots makes it possible for the carriage and forks to pivot and rotate. These attachments could be specially designed for dumping and transporting hoppers. These attachments are really helpful for numerous industrial operations.
Slip sheet attachments are another attachment which are used where slip sheets that is a paperboard, or plastic or a sheet of cardboard that are used instead of pallets. The slip sheet attachments use a push and pull mechanism which clamps onto the slip sheet and pulls the load onto a thin platform. After that, the load is pushed off the platform when the truck reaches the destination.
Drum handling attachments come in many different designs. They are many different models attached to handle 55 gallon drums. There are some smaller versions of a paper roll clamps that go around the roll and also could rotate a full 360 degrees. There are other drum attachments that can pick up a range of drums all simultaneously.
One more option is tilt control, that allows the operator to preset the fork tilt angles. For extensions slide over the forks to help pick up and move longer loads. The Carton clamp operates like a paper roll clamp except rather than being round, the clamping surface is flat.
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