A type of machinery in the material handling business which could be used to raise and move loads from one location to another is known as a forklift. Each and every forklift component has a specific function. Different parts could be utilized to transport the load horizontally or vertically.
The forklift mast refers to all the components which lower and lift the load. There are various kinds of masts used for lifting loads to various heights: duplex, triplex, quad and simplex.
There are four various ways you could power a forklift: gas, electric, propane and diesel. The battery is situated in the cab underneath the seat. The propane tank is situated on the rear of the truck. The fuel tank on gas and diesel forklifts is beneath the back of the truck.
Located in the center of the truck is the forklift cab. This is where the operator sits and accesses all the controls and informational gauges. The steering wheel, gas pedal, lifting controls, tilting controls and brake are all located within the cab.
Carrying all the biggest forklift components is the truck frame. This consists of the counterweights located at the rear which prevents the truck from tipping over when loaded. The frame consists of the overhead guard that protects the operator. The undercarriage holds the driveshaft, axles and wheels.