Here are add-ons which are very useful for narrow aisle lift trucks:
Side shift: The side shift option permits the lateral movement of the load without having to move the truck. This enables loads to be precisely positioned.
Tilt mast: The optional tilt mast allows the forks to shift both backwards and forwards. This is recommended in situations where loads aren't completely level. In order to gain greater stability when transporting a truck which is loaded, the mast could be tilted backwards.
Extendable forks: Extendable forks help the reach of a lift truck to allow for the stacking of pallets one in front of the other. This is known as double deep loading.
Operator platforms: Operator platforms allow some NA forklifts to lower and raise the operator whilst the forks are being raised or lowered. This provides utmost visibility and control while dealing with cargo at heights of 6 m to 9 m.
Lift Truck on a Ramp
Operators have to be well trained and must be tested and certified. It is important for anybody utilizing a lift truck to be really knowledgeable regarding safety regulations and issues. Operators should know how to adjust in cases where the load weight changes the center of gravity or on uneven surfaces. Safety guidelines include safely using a forklift on a ramp, that is a frequent happening because the operator will normally need to drive up and down ramps to load and unload containers.
Tips for Operating a Lift Truck on a Ramp
1 Drive at slow speeds when approaching a ramp and while driving up and down the ramp. The possibility of mishaps is increased when driving at high speeds because this can upset the machine'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 equipment's front, when moving up or down a ramp while carrying a load.
5 To make the load more steady, drive forward up a ramp while carrying a load.