A forklift is an essential piece of machine within the material handling business. Also called a powered industrial truck, a lift truck is used to lift and transport materials from one location to another. These trucks transformed the warehousing and the manufacturing industries. Now they are considered to be vital for material handling and are utilized for a wide range of applications.
A lift truck is a piece of equipment that is driven by an operator who utilizes the truck to move cargo around a worksite or warehouse. Companies which own their own forklifts should maintain the machinery to ensure they have a long lifespan. Like any equipment parts, forklift components, are subject to wear and tear and will eventually become worn. In order to make sure the lift truck works safely and efficiently, you will have to replace worn or damaged parts occasionally. Each and every forklift truck part is made for a particular purpose. Below is a list of a few forklift attachments and their tasks:
Forklift Fork Positioner: The forklift fork positioner is a hydraulic attachment which helps to position the forks. It could move the forks either simultaneously or separately. Without the forklift fork positioner, the operator of the lift truck must adjust forklift forks by hand for various cargo sizes.
Side Shifter: The hydraulic side shift attachment enables the operator to laterally shift both the backrest and the forklift forks. This attachment makes it really easier to place the cargo without having to change the position of the truck.
Pole Attachments: These long metal poles are intended to carry carpet rolls. The poles work better for this purpose compared to forklift forks.
Telescopic Forklift Forks: Telescoping tines are hydraulic attachments which allow the operator to both unload and load from a single side. The telescoping forks can handle two pallets of various sizes at the same time. This particular type of attachment is great for handling pallets in 'double deep racking'.