For forklifts today, there are many attachment options available. Nearly all attachments are manufactured to be utilized on standard lift trucks and are designed to be utilized on reach trucks and VNA. It is really essential to note that OSHA requires approval for any attachment that must be approved for use by the specific manufacturer of lift truck.
The sideshift attachment is considered to be standard lift truck equipment. The sideshift device allows the fork carriage to slide left and right as well as allow for more accurate load positioning. The sideshift enables the operator to be more versatile with the machinery.
The fork positioner is a different attachment option that allows the operator to adjust the distance between the forks without having to get off of the truck. This specific attachment is mostly utilized in high volume operations where there is a huge variety of crate and pallet sizes handled.
Fork pivots makes it possible for the forks and carriage to pivot and rotate. These attachments could be specifically designed for transporting and dumping hoppers. These attachments are very useful for numerous industrial operations.
The slip sheet attachment is utilized to slip sheets of paperboard, or plastic or a sheet of cardboard which is utilized instead of pallets. The slip sheet attachments use a push and pull device that clamps onto the slip sheet and pulls the load onto a thin platform. After that, the load is pushed off the platform when the truck reaches the destination.
Drum handling attachments are available in various designs. They are various models attached to handle 55 gallon drums. There are some smaller versions of a paper roll clamps that go around the roll and also can rotate a full 360 degrees. There are other drum attachments that are able to pick up a range of drums all simultaneously.
Tilt control is one more option that allows you to preset fork tilt angles. The fork extensions are specialized extensions which slide over the existing forks on the truck in order to help you pick up and transport longer loads. The Carton clamp operates similar to a paper roll clamp except rather than being round, the clamping surface is flat.