For forklifts these days, there are numerous attachment options offered. The majority of attachments are made to be utilized on typical lift trucks and are designed to be used on reach trucks and VNA. It is important to note that OSHA requires approval for any attachment that should be approved for use by the particular lift truck manufacturer.
The most vital common attachment is the sideshift and is considered to be standard equipment. The sideshift apparatus allows the fork carriage to slide right and left as well as allow for more accurate load placement. The sideshift enables the operator to be more versatile with the equipment.
The fork positioner is a different attachment option which enables the operator to adjust the forks' distance without having to get off of the truck. This specific attachment is mostly used in high volume operations where there is a wide range of pallet and crate sizes handled.
Fork pivots makes it possible for the forks and carriage to pivot and rotate. These attachments could be specifically designed for dumping and transporting hoppers. These attachments are very helpful for numerous industrial applications.
The slip sheet attachment is used to slip sheets of plastic, or paperboard 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 attachments come in many sizes and shapes, with some models able to handle 55 gallon drums. There are some smaller types of a paper roll clamps which go around the roll and also are capable of a full 360 degree rotation. There are other drum attachments which are able to pick up various drums all simultaneously.
Tilt control is one more option which enables you to preset fork tilt angles. The fork extensions are specialized extensions which slide over the existing forks on the truck so as to help you lift and transport longer loads. The Carton clamp operates like a paper roll clamp except rather than being round, the clamping surface is flat.