The forklift truck is an extremely huge and strong equipment able to operate smoothly and efficiently, raising and moving objects in material handling orientated jobs. Many components have to be replaced regularly because of breakages and damages.
The forklift is a very versatile machine, with a wide assortment of accessories able to be fitted onto the machines. These accessories can increase the lift truck's capabilities and expand the jobs they are often able to finish. Some of the key 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 completely, or different parts could be added to them so the truck could lift a variety of different kinds of cargo such as rollers, telescopic loads, baskets, among others.
Forklift Bearings and Seals
The seals and bearings are particular lift truck components that allow the inner workings of the machinery to operate in an efficient and optimum way. Bearings allow two moving parts of the machinery to smoothly work together, without any friction. If not fitted properly, bearings and seals can sometimes wear down or even break and these components might need to be replaced occasionally. If a bearing is the correct kind of bearing for the machinery and it is properly fitted, this particular lift truck part can easily outlive the life expectancy of the entire apparatus.
The forklift's cab is the part of the equipment where the operator sits and performs maneuvers. The cab could be open or it may have a roof, based on the specific unit. On a work site, this lift truck component normally has a roof to reduce the risk of falling materials and comply with safety measures.
Brake Forklift Components
The brakes situated on a forklift truck are required to be regularly checked in order to make certain that they are in safe working condition. Normally, these parts should be replaced because of damage or extended wear.
Wheels and Tires
The forklifts wheels and tires are the components most often damaged. Problems occur because of slashes from rough and uneven floor boards and punctures from sharp objects on the floor.