For forklifts today, there are numerous attachment options available. Most attachments are manufactured to be used on typical forklifts and are designed to be utilized on reach trucks and VNA. It is really vital to note that OSHA requires approval for any kind of attachment which must be approved for use by the particular manufacturer of lift truck.
The sideshift attachment is considered to be standard forklift device. The sideshift device allows the fork carriage to slide left and right as well as allow for more accurate load positioning. The sideshift enables the operator to be more versatile with the machine.
The fork positioner is a different attachment choice which enables the operator to adjust the distance between the forks without having to get off of the truck. This particular attachment is mostly used in high volume operations where there is a wide variety of crate and pallet sizes handled.
The fork pivot allows the carriage and forks to pivot or rotate. Utilized for transporting and dumping hoppers which is specially designed. These attachments are extremely helpful for various industrial applications.
Slip sheet attachments are another attachment which are utilized where slip sheets that is plastic, or paperboard or a sheet of cardboard that are used instead of pallets. The slip sheet attachments use a push and pull device which clamps onto the slip sheet and pulls the cargo onto a thin platform. After that, the load is pushed off the platform when the truck reaches the destination.
Drum attachments come in many sizes and shapes, with some models able to handle 55 gallon drums. There are some smaller types of a paper roll clamps which go around the roll and also are capable of a full 360 degree rotation. There are other drum attachments that are able to pick up various drums all simultaneously.
Another option is tilt control, that allows the operator to preset the fork tilt angles. For extensions slide over the forks to help pick up and move longer loads. The Carton clamp operates similar to a paper roll clamp except instead of being circular, the clamping surface is flat.
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