Below are add-ons that are useful for narrow aisle forklifts:
Side shift: The side shift option allows the movement of the load laterally without having to move the truck. This allows loads to be accurately positioned.
Tilt mast: The tilt mast option allows the forks to shift forwards and backwards. This is great in situations where loads aren't entirely level. To be able to gain greater stability while transporting a truck that is loaded, the mast can be tilted back.
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, referred to as "double-deep" loading.
Operator platforms: Operator platforms allow some NA forklifts to lower and raise the operator whilst the forks are being raised or lowered. This provides optimum control and visibility while dealing with cargo at heights of 6 to 9 meters.
Lift Truck on a Ramp
Lift truck operators should be well taught on the machinery. They should be assessed and licensed or certified. It is really vital for anybody using a forklift to be very knowledgeable regarding safety issues and regulations. Operators need to know how to adjust in situations where the load weight changes the center of gravity or on uneven surfaces. Safety rules include the safe operation of a lift truck on a ramp, which is a frequent occurrence since the driver would typically need to drive up and down ramps in order to unload and load containers.
Suggestions for Operating a Forklift on a Ramp
1 When approaching and driving down and up the ramp, drive at slow speeds. The risk of mishaps is increased while driving at high speeds as this could upset the equipment's center of gravity.
2 When not carrying a load, drive the forklift in reverse when moving up an incline on a ramp.
3 Drive forward when moving down an incline on the ramp with no load.
4 Tilt the forks a little back to shift the center of the load to the equipment's front, while moving down or up a ramp while carrying a load.
5 Drive forward up a ramp while carrying a load in order to make the load more steady.