The following add-ons are useful for narrow aisle lift trucks:
Side shift: The side shift option permits the movement of the load laterally without having to move the truck. This enables loads to be positioned with a lot more accuracy.
Tilt mast: The optional tilt mast enables the forks to shift both forwards and backwards. This is perfect in situations where loads aren't completely level. To gain greater stability when transporting a loaded truck, the mast could be tilted backwards.
Extendable forks: The option of extendable forks helps the "reach" of the lift truck to extend for stacking pallets one in front of the other, known as "double-deep" loading.
Operator platforms: Operator platforms allow some NA lift trucks to lower and raise the operator while the forks are being lowered or raised. This provides optimum visibility and control when handling cargo at heights of 6 to 9 meters.
Forklift on a Ramp
Lift truck drivers must be well taught on the machines. They should be assessed and licensed or certified. It is vital for anybody utilizing a lift truck to be really knowledgeable about safety guidelines and problems. Drivers should know how to make adjustments in cases where the load weight changes the center of gravity or on uneven surfaces. Safety guidelines include safely utilizing a forklift on a ramp, which is a frequent happening since the operator will usually have to drive down and up ramps in order to load and unload containers.
Tips for Operating a Lift Truck on a Ramp
1 When approaching and driving up and down the ramp, drive at slow speeds. The possibility of accidents is increased when driving fast as this can upset the equipment's center of gravity.
2 While not carrying a load, drive the forklift in reverse while moving up an incline on a ramp.
3 While moving down an incline on a ramp with no load, drive forward.
4 When moving up or down a ramp while carrying a load, tilt the forks back a little to shift the load's center closer to the front of the equipment.
5 In order to make the load more stable, drive forward up a ramp while carrying a load.