You will discover many choices and attachments offered for lift trucks. Though most attachments are manufactured to be used on regular lift trucks, there are actually some designed to be used on reach trucks and VNA. It is essential to note that OSHA needs approval for any attachment which must be approved for use by the particular producer of lift truck.
The sideshift attachment is considered to be standard forklift equipment. The sideshift device allows the fork carriage to slide left and right as well as allow for more accurate load positioning. The sideshift allows the operator to be more versatile with the equipment.
The fork positioner is a different attachment option that allows the operator to adjust the distance between the forks without having to get off of the truck. This particular attachment is mainly used in high volume operations where there is a huge array of pallet and crate sizes handled.
Fork pivots makes it possible for the carriage and forks to rotate or pivot. These attachments could be specially designed for transporting and dumping hoppers. These attachments are very useful for various industrial applications.
Slip sheet attachments are a different attachment which are used where slip sheets that is a paperboard, or plastic or a sheet of cardboard that are utilized instead of pallets. The slip sheet attachments use a push and pull device that 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 are available in numerous sizes and shapes, with several models able to handle 55 gallon drums. There are several smaller types of a paper roll clamps that go around the roll and also can rotate a full 360 degrees. There are other kinds of drum attachments which are able to pick up a range of drums all simultaneously.
Tilt control is another option that enables you to preset fork tilt angles. The fork extensions are specialized extensions which slide over the existing forks on the truck in order to help you pick up and move longer loads. The Carton clamp operates similar to a paper roll clamp except instead of being circular, the clamping surface is flat.