You will discover many options and attachments available for lift trucks. Although most attachments are made to be used on standard lift trucks, there are actually some designed to be utilized on VNA and reach trucks. It is vital to note that OSHA needs approval for any kind of attachment which should be approved for use by the particular lift truck manufacturer.
The sideshift attachment is considered to be standard forklift equipment. The sideshift apparatus allow for more accurate load positioning as well as enables the fork carriage to slide right and left. The sideshift enables the operator to be more versatile with the machine.
The fork positioner is a different attachment choice that allows the operator to adjust the forks' distance without having to get off of the truck. This particular attachment is mostly utilized in high volume operations where there is a wide range of pallet and crate sizes handled.
The fork pivot enables the carriage and forks to pivot or rotate. Used for dumping and transporting hoppers that is especially designed. These attachments are extremely useful for numerous industrial applications.
Slip sheet attachments are a different attachment that are used where slip sheets which is a paperboard, or plastic or a sheet of cardboard which are utilized instead of pallets. The slip sheet attachments use a push and pull mechanism which clamps onto the slip sheet and pulls the load onto a thin platform. Afterward, the load is pushed off the platform when the truck reaches the destination.
Drum handling attachments come in many different designs. They are many different models attached to handle 55 gallon drums. There are some smaller types of a paper roll clamps that go around the roll and also can rotate a full 360 degrees. There are other kinds of drum attachments which are able to pick up a range of drums all simultaneously.
One more option is tilt control, that enables the operator to preset the fork tilt angles. For extensions slide over the forks to help pick up and transport longer loads. The Carton clamp operates like a paper roll clamp except instead of being circular, the clamping surface is flat.