Within the material handling business, the forklift has become a key piece of machinery. This machine is also called a forklift or a powered industrial truck and is able to lift heavy goods and supplies. These trucks changed the warehousing and the manufacturing businesses. Now they are considered to be vital for material handling and are utilized for a wide range of applications.
The lift truck needs an operator who uses the control levers to move goods and materials around the worksite, usually a warehouse or factory. Businesses which own their own lift trucks should maintain the equipment to make certain they have a long lifespan. Similar to any machinery parts, lift truck components, are susceptible to wear and tear and will eventually become worn. In order to ensure the forklift functions efficiently and safely, you should occasionally replace damaged or worn parts. Each lift truck part is made for a particular purpose. Below is a list of some forklift attachments and their purposes:
Forklift Fork Positioner: The forklift fork positioner is a hydraulic attachment which helps to position the forks. It can move the forks either at the same time or separately. Without the forklift fork positioner, the operator of the forklift must manually adjust forklift forks for various cargo sizes.
Side Shifter: The side shifter is a hydraulic attachment which allows the lift truck operator to laterally shift both the forklift forks and the backrest. This type of attachment makes it easier to position the load without having to change the position of the truck.
Pole Attachments: These long metal poles are designed to carry carpet rolls. The poles work better for this purpose than forklift forks.
Telescopic Forklift Forks: Telescopic forklift forks are hydraulic attachments which allow the operator to unload and load from a single side by handling two pallets of various sizes at the same time. This specific attachment is great for handling pallets in 'double deep racking'.