There are actually numerous choices and attachments offered for lift trucks. Though most attachments are manufactured to be used on typical lift trucks, there are actually a few designed to be utilized on reach trucks and VNA. It is important to note that OSHA requires approval for any type of attachment that should be approved for use by the particular lift truck manufacturer.
The sideshift attachment is considered to be standard lift truck device. The sideshift device allow for more accurate load positioning as well as enables the fork carriage to slide left and right. The sideshift enables the operator to be more versatile with the machinery.
The fork positioner is another attachment choice that allows the operator to adjust the forks' distance without having to get off of the truck. This specific attachment is mainly utilized in high volume operations where there is a huge array of crate and pallet sizes handled.
Fork pivots makes it possible for the carriage and forks to rotate or pivot. These attachments could be specifically designed for dumping and transporting hoppers. These attachments are really helpful for various industrial applications.
The slip sheet attachment is used to slip sheets of paperboard, or plastic or a sheet of cardboard that is used rather than pallets. The slip sheet attachments use a push and pull device that clamps onto the slip sheet and pulls the cargo onto a thin platform. Afterwards, the load is pushed off the platform when the truck reaches the destination.
Drum handling attachments are available in various designs. They are many different models attached to handle 55 gallon drums. There are several smaller versions of a paper roll clamps that go around the roll and also are capable of a full 360 degree rotation. There are other drum attachments which are able to pick up various drums all at once.
Another option is tilt control, that allows the operator to preset the fork tilt angles. For extensions slide over the forks to help lift and transport longer loads. The Carton clamp operates like a paper roll clamp except rather than being circular, the clamping surface is flat.
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