For lift trucks these days, there are numerous attachment options available. Nearly all attachments are made to be utilized on regular forklifts and are designed to be used on reach trucks and VNA. It is really vital to note that OSHA requires approval for any attachment which must be approved for use by the particular manufacturer of lift truck.
The most vital common attachment is the sideshift and is considered to be standard device. The sideshift device allows the fork carriage to slide left and right as well as allow for more accurate load positioning. The sideshift enables the operator to be more versatile with the equipment.
The fork positioner is another attachment choice which allows the operator to adjust the forks' distance without having to get off of the truck. This particular attachment is mainly used in high volume operations where there is a wide variety of pallet and crate 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 extremely useful for numerous industrial operations.
Slip sheet attachments are another attachment that are utilized where slip sheets that is plastic, or paperboard or a sheet of cardboard which are used instead of pallets. The slip sheet attachments use a push and pull device which clamps onto the slip sheet and pulls the load onto a thin platform. Then, the load is pushed off the platform when the truck reaches the destination.
Drum attachments come in numerous shapes and sizes, with several models able to handle 55 gallon drums. There are some smaller types of a paper roll clamps which go around the roll and also could rotate a full 360 degrees. There are other kinds of drum attachments which could pick up various drums all simultaneously.
Tilt control is one more option that allows you to preset fork tilt angles. The fork extensions are specialized extensions which slide over the existing forks on the truck so as to help you lift and transport longer loads. The Carton clamp operates similar to a paper roll clamp except instead of being round, the clamping surface is flat.
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