Within the material handling business, the lift truck has become a key piece of machinery. This machine is also called a forklift or a powered industrial truck and is able to transport heavy goods and materials. These trucks revolutionized the manufacturing and the warehousing businesses. Nowadays they are considered to be essential for material handling and are used for a wide variety of applications.
The forklift requires an operator who utilizes the control levers to transport goods and supplies around the worksite, most typically a factory or warehouse. Businesses which own their own lift trucks should maintain the equipment to ensure they have a long lifespan. Lift truck components, like any equipment parts, are subject to wear and tear and would become worn over time. In order to ensure the lift truck functions in a safe and efficient manner, you will have to occasionally replace damaged or worn components. Each forklift 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 known as forklift fork positioner helps to position the blades. Forks can move both separately or simultaneously. Without the forklift fork positioner, the operator of the forklift must adjust forklift forks by hand for different sizes of loads.
Side Shifter: The hydraulic side shift attachment allows the operator to laterally shift the backrest and the forklift forks. This specific type of attachment makes it really easier to position the load without having to change the position of the truck.
Pole Attachments: These long metal poles are designed to lift carpet rolls. The poles work better for this purpose than forklift forks.
Telescopic Forklift Forks: Telescopic forklift forks are hydraulic attachments that enables the operator to unload and load from one side by handling two pallets of various sizes at the same time. This attachment is great for handling pallets in 'double deep racking'.