A lift truck is an important piece of equipment within the material handling industry. Also known as a powered industrial truck, a lift truck is used to lift and move materials from one place to another. These types of trucks changed the warehousing and the manufacturing businesses. Today they are considered to be essential for material handling and are utilized for a wide array of applications.
A lift truck is a machine which is driven by an operator who utilizes the truck to transport cargo around a worksite or warehouse. Businesses that own their own forklifts should maintain the equipment to ensure they have a long lifespan. Forklift components, like any equipment parts, are subject to wear and tear and would become worn over time. In order to make sure the lift truck operates efficiently and safely, you must replace worn or damaged components occasionally. Each lift truck component is made for a specific purpose. Below is a list of a few forklift attachments and their tasks:
Forklift Fork Positioner: The forklift fork positioner is a hydraulic attachment that helps to position the forks. It could move the forks either at the same time or separately. Without the forklift fork positioner, the lift truck operator has to manually adjust forklift forks for different sizes of loads.
Side Shifter: The side shifter is a hydraulic attachment that allows the forklift operator to laterally shift both the forklift forks and the backrest. This particular type of attachment makes it easier to position the cargo without having to change the truck's position.
Pole Attachments: Pole attachments are long metal poles utilized particularly to lift carpet rolls. The poles work better for this purpose than forklift forks.
Telescopic Forklift Forks: Telescoping blades are hydraulic attachments that allow the operator to both load and unload from a single side. The telescoping forks could handle two pallets of various sizes at the same time. This specific attachment is recommended for handling pallets in 'double deep racking'.