The forklift truck is an extremely big and powerful machinery able to work smoothly and efficiently, raising and transporting things in material handling orientated jobs. Lots of components have to be replaced regularly due to damages and breakages.
Forklifts are really versatile machinery. A range of different accessories can be fitted onto the machines in order to increase their capabilities and expand the jobs they are regularly able to finish. Some of the major different forklift parts and accessories are described below.
Fork extensions are made to fit over the forklift's standard forks. These forks could can be changed entirely, or various components could be added to them so the truck can lift a range of different kinds of loads such as baskets, rollers, telescopic loads, amongst others.
Forklift Seals and Bearings
The bearings and seals on the lift truck enable the inner workings on the machine to operate efficiently and optimally. Bearings enable two moving components of the machinery to smoothly work together, without any friction. If not fitted correctly, bearings and seals could sometimes wear down or even break and these parts might need to be replaced periodically. If a bearing is the proper kind of bearing utilized for the machine and it is fitted properly, this lift truck component could easily outlive the life expectancy of the entire apparatus.
The forklift's cab is the section of the machine where the operator sits and performs maneuvers. The cab can be open or it could have a roof, based upon the specific unit. On a work site, this forklift part normally has a roof to comply with safety measures and minimize the risk of falling materials.
Brake Forklift Components
Forklifts trucks have brakes which are required to be frequently checked in order to ensure they are in good working condition. Often, these components must be replaced because of extended wear or damage.
Wheels and Tires
The lift trucks tires and wheels are the parts most often damaged. Problems happen because of slashes from uneven and rough floor boards and punctures from sharp things on the floor.