Never underestimate the usefulness of using a suitable forklift attachment. The right attachment can improve your load handling, thereby reducing any chance of damaging your product.
More efficient load handling can save your time, manpower, and also fuel consumption, as a result, you can save your operation money.
Many different forklift attachments are available, so you have to evaluate the following factors to decide which is the best one for your application.
- What is the load weight?
- What height clearance will the load need?
- What are the features of the load being handled?
- What are the mechanical boundaries of your forklift?
- Are the attachments required full-time or part-time?
Top Industries has also made use of slipsheet forklift to solve many issues faced by clients in their material handling operations.
Top forklift attachments for your productivity
Your fleet’s performance may be enhanced by installing specific forklift attachments if productivity is a problem. The following list includes some of the top forklift accessories for enhancing fleet efficiency.
To make sure the required attachments are compatible with your setup, speak with your forklift dealer or the original equipment manufacturer before you add any attachments to your equipment.
To develop updated data plates, you must also finish the necessary testing and rating of your equipment.
1. Side shifters
Modern material handling frequently employs fork side shifters, and for good reason—by shifting pallet loads from side to side, operators are better positioned to align with pallets for pickup. This add-on improves speed, lessens damage to pallets and racking, and can even use less gasoline.
2. Fork positioners
Instead of doing so manually, fork positioners let users change hydraulically the alignment of their forks. This can save operators enough time and labour in operations with a wide variety of pallet designs.
As a result, you will spend less time handling loads and your operators will be less likely to suffer an injury from bending over or carrying heavy forks.
3. Multiple load handlers
Operators can transport either a single pallet or two pallet loads side by side with the help of a multiple load handler. While some types may have hard unibody construction for side-by-side pallets, others may have a hydraulic operation for selecting combinations.
Moving two pallets at once will significantly increase throughput and hence assist lower fuel use.
4. Fork extensions
To aid in the secure management of big or difficult pallet loads, fork extensions are sleeves that go over your forks.
They can assist in stabilising unevenly loaded pallets in accordance with your forklift’s load capability, but they should not be used in place of larger forks when handling very heavy loads.
5. Pull/push attachments
These attachments are commonly used in the consumer-packaged goods and beverage industries.
Products are loaded on the slip sheets before using this attachment to maximise shipping volume. The slip sheet is readily loaded and unloaded with the push/grasp pulls on it.
Grab the load and turn it 360⁰ in both directions. widely employed in the food processing sector.
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