A lift truck is an essential piece of machine in the material handling business. Also known as a powered industrial truck, a forklift is utilized to carry and transport materials from one location to another. These trucks revolutionized the manufacturing and the warehousing industries. These days they are used for a wide variety of applications and are considered to be essential for material handling.
The lift truck requires an operator who uses the control levers to move goods and supplies around the worksite, usually a warehouse or factory. Businesses that own their own forklifts have to maintain the machines to make certain they have a long lifespan. Lift truck components, similar to any machine parts, are susceptible to wear and tear and will become worn over time. In order to make certain the forklift functions safely and efficiently, you would have to replace damaged or worn parts occasionally. Every forklift truck part is made for a particular purpose. Below is a list of some forklift attachments and their tasks:
Forklift Fork Positioner: The hydraulic attachment known as forklift fork positioner helps to position the blades. Tines could move both separately or simultaneously. Without the forklift fork positioner, the lift truck operator should adjust forklift forks by hand for different sizes of loads.
Side Shifter: The hydraulic side shift attachment allows the operator to laterally shift both the forklift forks and the backrest. This attachment makes it easier to place the load without having to change the truck's position.
Pole Attachments: These long metal poles are intended to lift carpet rolls. The poles work better for this purpose than forklift forks.
Telescopic Forklift Forks: Telescoping forks are hydraulic attachments that enable the operator to both load and unload from a single side. The telescoping forks can handle two pallets of different sizes at the same time. This specific attachment is recommended for handling pallets in 'double deep racking'.