For lift trucks nowadays, there are numerous attachment options available. Nearly all attachments are manufactured to be used on typical forklifts and are made to be used on reach trucks and VNA. It is essential to note that OSHA needs approval for any kind of attachment that should be approved for use by the particular lift truck manufacturer.
The most essential common attachment is the sideshift and is considered to be standard device. The sideshift apparatus allows the fork carriage to slide right and left as well as allow for more accurate load placement. The sideshift allows the operator to be more versatile with the machine.
The fork positioner is another attachment choice that allows the operator to adjust the forks' distance without having to get off of the truck. This specific attachment is mainly 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 really helpful for various industrial operations.
The slip sheet attachment is utilized to slip sheets of plastic, or paperboard or a sheet of cardboard which is used rather than pallets. The slip sheet attachments use a push and pull mechanism that clamps onto the slip sheet and pulls the load onto a thin platform. Afterward, the load is pushed off the platform when the truck reaches the destination.
Drum attachments come in numerous sizes and shapes, with several models able to handle 55 gallon drums. There are several smaller versions of a paper roll clamps which go around the roll and also are capable of a full 360 degree rotation. There are other types of drum attachments which are able to pick up various drums all at once.
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 lift and transport longer loads. The Carton clamp operates like a paper roll clamp except rather than being circular, the clamping surface is flat.