A lift truck or powered industrial trucks used in the material handling industry to lift and transport loads and material from one location to another. Engine-powered engines have given an entirely new dimension to warehousing and manufacturing company. Because they have tied the working mechanism of the material handling industry, they are considered an essential part of the engine in the type of setup.
A lift truck is powered machinery which is used in the material handling industry to lift and transport loads and material from one location to another. The truck owners should therefore regularly maintain and keep their lift trucks in the mint condition. Some of the forklift parts tend to wear out with time as they are subjected to heavy wear and tear in the material industry. If you wish to utilize the lift trucks to their fullest potential, you have to replace the worn out forklift parts from time to time. Each of the forklift truck parts are specifically designed to perform a particular task and can thus be recognized by their purposes. In addition to replacing the forklift truck parts, you can also utilize forklift extensions in order to enhance the functioning of your lift trucks. Given below are some of the forklift attachments:
Side shifter: Side shifters enable easier load placement without changing the lift trucks’ position. It is hydraulic forklift attachment which enables the truck operators to move the backrest and the forklift forks laterally.
Forklift fork Positioner: Most of the lift trucks operators have to manually adjust forklift forks according to the size of the loads. This forklift fork positioner which is a hydraulic attachment helps in the movement of the forklift forks either separately or simultaneously.
Pole Attachments: These are long metal poles which are used instead of forklift forks to lift carpet rolls.
Telescopic forklift forks: These are hydraulic attachments, which enables loading as well as unloading of vehicles from single side. These forklift forks enables handling of two pallets of different sizes at a given point in time. They are thus beneficial for handling of the pallets in ‘Double deep racking’.
Forklift carton clamp attachments: These are hydraulic attachments that allow carton handling of very high volume. It has arm pads with rubber linings that are four way reversible. It enables the operators to pick up a load by applying uniform clamping force. It provides backrest to the loads in order to avoid any damages to the loads.
Slip sheet attachment: Slip sheet forklift is a hydraulic transport and storing systems that are without pallets. It moves ahead and clamps on to the slip sheet in order to draw it on to a thin and wide metal forklift forks for transport. These sheets can be applied very well at the time of intra-corporate deliveries as well as overseas shipments.
Man Basket: This is a lift platform which is meant for hoisting the workers. This man basket which slides on to the forklift forks has railings that prevent the falling off the workers. They are also equipped with brackets that are used for attaching to the safety harness. In order to attach man basket to the forklift carriage, a strap or forklift chain is used.