The following add-ons are really helpful for narrow aisle lift trucks:
Side shift: Side shift is an option that permits the movement of the load laterally without having to move the unit. This enables loads to be placed with much more accuracy.
Tilt mast: The optional tilt mast allows the forks to shift both forwards and backwards. This is great in situations where loads aren't completely level. To be able to gain greater stability when transporting a truck which is loaded, the mast could be tilted backwards.
Extendable forks: The option of extendable forks helps the "reach" of the forklift to extend for stacking pallets one in front of the other, known as "double-deep" loading.
Operator platforms: Operator platforms allow some NA forklifts to lower and raise the operator while the forks are being raised or lowered. This offers optimum control and visibility when handling cargo at heights of 6 to 9 meters.
Lift Truck on a Ramp
Forklift operators should be correctly trained on the machines. They should be assessed and licensed or certified. It is essential for anyone using a lift truck to be very knowledgeable about safety regulations and issues. Drivers should know how to make adjustments in situations where the weight of the load alters the center of gravity or on uneven surfaces. Safety measures cover the safe use of a lift truck on a ramp, that is frequently occurring since the operator will normally need to drive down and up ramps to load and unload containers.
Suggestions for Utilizing a Lift Truck on a Ramp
1 When approaching and driving down and up the ramp, drive slowly. The possibility of accidents is increased while driving at high speeds because this can upset the machine's center of gravity.
2 Drive the forklift in reverse when 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 While moving up or down a ramp while carrying a load, tilt the forks back slightly to shift the load's center nearer the front of the machine.
5 In order to make the load more stable, drive forward up a ramp while carrying a load.