There are a lot of attachments utilized for lift trucks that can be utilized to be able to help expand the capabilities of your forklift and allow you to pick up items, handle materials with less effort or to accomplish clean-up jobs.
Several of the accessories are specifically designed so as to fit on the blades themselves. Blade extensions for instance, are used if you require more blade length, that increases lifting capacity. Blade extensions come in lengths varying from 48-120 inches. Triangular or rounded attachments are another variety utilized whenever transferring rolled material to be able to make certain it does not roll off of the standard flat forks.
Lifting attachments can be pivoting and telescoping crane accessories. They come in numerous kinds. These accessories are often used for moving lumber, metal bars, poles or whichever type of bulky stuff. Other attachments like for example various kinds of hooks and hook plates are existing in order to carry items making use of a chain or sling. Magnetic lifters and slab lifters are other objects that can be utilized together with hook attachments. Slab lifters are specialized attachments which are designed for lifting a variety of materials that are delivered in a slab or sheet format. Carpet poles and rug rams are other lifting tools which attach to your forklift to make transferring rolls of carpet much easier. The accessory hooks onto the lift truck's blades and has a pole that goes through the center of the carpet roll.
There are numerous various kinds of forklift accessories that could be used for facility maintenance such as snow blades. These blades attach to front end loaders and could transfer materials like for example snow, dirt and soil. Other common cleanup attachments include standard sweepers and magnetic sweepers. Standard sweepers includes a broom which the forklift blades hook onto for sweeping large spaces like for example warehouse, factory floors and parking lots. The magnetic sweeper is the same except that it has a magnetic plate rather than bristles. The magnetic sweeper is utilized in places where there is lots of metal fragments such as on shop floors for example. Sweepers have widths up to sixty inches and this surface area makes clean up fast and simple.
Material spreaders are other attachments used on lift trucks. These spreaders are useful for various applications like spreading rock salt, pellets, fertilizers, insecticides, seed and ice melt.
Work platforms are another optional lifting accessory which many businesses utilize day after day. The platforms range in size from 36" x 36" to up to 60" x 60". There are some models available that are capable of folding up and storing into a smaller space. Work platforms are designed to raise staff up to an overhead location with the use of the forklift. Larger platform units have extra space for personnel so as to carry tools and other necessary items intended for the task. Normally work platforms are constructed of poly material or steel.
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