You will find many choices and attachments offered for lift trucks. Though most attachments are manufactured to be used on typical lift trucks, there are actually some designed to be used on reach trucks and VNA. It is vital to note that OSHA needs approval for any kind of attachment which should be approved for use by the particular producer of lift truck.
The sideshift attachment is considered to be standard lift truck equipment. The sideshift device allow for more accurate load placement as well as allows 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 distance between the forks without having to get off of the truck. This specific attachment is mostly used in high volume operations where there is a huge range of pallet and crate sizes handled.
The fork pivot enables the carriage and forks to pivot or rotate. Utilized for transporting and dumping hoppers which is especially designed. These attachments are really useful for various industrial applications.
The slip sheet attachment is used to slip sheets of paperboard, or plastic or a sheet of cardboard that is used 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 attachments come in many sizes and shapes, with several models able to handle 55 gallon drums. There are several smaller types of a paper roll clamps that go around the roll and also could rotate a full 360 degrees. There are other kinds of drum attachments which can pick up various drums all simultaneously.
One more option is tilt control, which 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 similar to a paper roll clamp except rather than being circular, the clamping surface is flat.