For forklifts nowadays, there are many attachment options offered. The majority of attachments are made to be utilized on typical lift trucks and are designed to be utilized on VNA and reach trucks. It is very important to note that OSHA requires approval for any kind of attachment that should be approved for use by the particular producer of lift truck.
The most important common attachment is the sideshift and is considered to be standard equipment. The sideshift apparatus allow for more accurate load positioning as well as allows the fork carriage to slide right and left. The sideshift enables the operator to be more versatile with the machine.
Fork positioners are an attachment choice which allows the operator to adjust the forks' distance from the cab of the truck. This particular attachment is mainly utilized in high volume operations where there is a wide range of pallet and crate sizes handled.
The fork pivot allows the carriage and forks to pivot or rotate. Utilized for dumping and transporting hoppers that is especially designed. These attachments are extremely helpful for various industrial operations.
The slip sheet attachment is utilized to slip sheets of plastic, or paperboard or a sheet of cardboard which is used rather than pallets. The slip sheet attachments utilize a push and pull mechanism that clamps onto the slip sheet and pulls the load onto a thin platform. Afterwards, the load is pushed off the platform when the truck reaches the destination.
Drum attachments are available in many sizes and shapes, with several models able to handle 55 gallon drums. There are some smaller versions of a paper roll clamps that go around the roll and also can rotate a full 360 degrees. There are other types of drum attachments that could pick up various drums all at once.
Tilt control is one more option that allows 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 lift and transport longer loads. The Carton clamp operates similar to a paper roll clamp except rather than being circular, the clamping surface is flat.