Below are add-ons that are really useful for narrow aisle forklifts:
Side shift: The side shift option permits the movement of the load laterally without having to move the truck. This enables loads to be positioned with much more accuracy.
Tilt mast: The optional tilt mast enables the forks to shift both backwards and forwards. This is recommended in situations where loads aren't entirely level. To gain more stability when transporting a truck which is loaded, the mast can be tilted backwards.
Extendable forks: Extendable forks help the reach of a forklift to allow for the stacking of pallets one in front of the other. This is called double deep loading.
Operator platforms: Several NA forklifts have operator platforms that can raise and lower the operator while at the same time lowering and raising the forklifts forks. This provides utmost control and visibility while handling cargo at heights of 6 to 9 meters.
Forklift on a Ramp
Lift truck operators must be correctly taught on the machinery. They are required to be tested and qualified or certified. It is essential for anyone using a forklift to be very knowledgeable about safety concerns and regulations. Drivers should understand how to adjust on uneven surfaces or in cases where the load weight changes the center of gravity. Safety rules cover safely using a lift truck on a ramp, which is always happening because the operator would normally need to drive up and down ramps to be able to unload and load containers.
Tips for Using a Lift Truck on a Ramp
1 When approaching and driving down and up the ramp, drive at slow speeds. The possibility of mishaps is higher while driving at high speeds since this could upset the equipment's center of gravity.
2 Drive the forklift in reverse while moving up an incline on a ramp while not carrying a load.
3 When moving down an incline on a ramp with no load, drive forward.
4 Tilt the forks slightly back to shift the center of the load to the machine's front, while moving up or down a ramp while carrying a load.
5 Drive forward up a ramp when carrying a load to make the load more steady.