A forklift is an important piece of machinery in the material handling business. Also referred to as a powered industrial truck, a forklift is used to carry and transport materials from one location to another. These kinds of trucks changed the manufacturing and the warehousing industries. Today they are used for a wide variety of applications and are considered to be essential for material handling.
A forklift is a piece of equipment that is driven by an operator who utilizes the truck to move loads around a warehouse or worksite. Businesses which own their own lift trucks need to maintain the equipment to make certain they have a long lifespan. Like any machinery components, lift truck parts, are prone to wear and tear and will become worn over time. In order to ensure the lift truck works safely and efficiently, you would need to replace damaged or worn parts occasionally. Every lift truck component is made for a specific purpose. Below is a list of several lift truck attachments and their tasks:
Forklift Fork Positioner: The hydraulic attachment referred to as forklift fork positioner helps to position the tines. Forks could move both separately or at the same time. Without the forklift fork positioner, the operator of the forklift needs to adjust forklift forks manually for different load sizes.
Side Shifter: The hydraulic side shift attachment enables the operator to laterally shift the backrest and the forklift forks. This particular kind of attachment makes it easier to place the load without having to change the position of the truck.
Pole Attachments: Pole attachments are long metal poles utilized particularly to carry carpet rolls. The poles work better for this purpose compared to forklift forks.
Telescopic Forklift Forks: Telescopic forklift forks are hydraulic attachments which allow the operator to load and unload from one side by handling two pallets of various sizes at the same time. This specific attachment is recommended for handling pallets in 'double deep racking'.