Below are add-ons that are very 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 model. This allows loads to be precisely placed.
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. To be able to gain greater stability while transporting a truck that is loaded, the mast can 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 enable some NA lift trucks to raise and lower the operator whilst the forks are being lowered or raised. This offers optimum visibility and control when dealing with cargo at heights of 6 to 9 meters.
Forklift on a Ramp
Forklift operators should be correctly trained on the machines. They must be assessed and licensed or certified. It is vital for anybody utilizing a lift truck to be very educated regarding safety issues and regulations. Drivers must know how to adjust on uneven surfaces or in situations where the weight of the load changes the center of gravity. Safety guidelines cover safely using a lift truck on a ramp, that is a frequent happening because the operator would normally need to drive down and up ramps to unload and load containers.
Guidelines for Using a Lift Truck on a Ramp
1 Drive at slow speeds when approaching a ramp and while driving down and up the ramp. The risk of mishaps is higher while driving at high speeds because this can upset the equipment's center of gravity.
2 Drive the lift truck in reverse when moving up an incline on a ramp when 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 when carrying a load, tilt the forks back a little to shift the load's center closer to the front of the machine.
5 Drive forward up a ramp when carrying a load to make the load more steady.