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    Different Forklift Attachments And There Uses.

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    Different Forklift Attachments And There Uses.

    Forklift training isn’t just about learning to drive a forklift safely and efficiently, its also learning and understanding the proper uses and procedures for the forklift attachment or attachments your business is using. Caution should always be exercised when using various attachments by taking into account their center of gravity. Every business and worksite is different and needs different attachments to get the job done, lets take a look at some of the most common forklift attachments we might cover during forklift training. SIDE SHIFTERS: The side shifter attachment allows the operator to shift the forks from side to side allowing for small adjustments, enabling alignment with pallets without having to maneuver the forklift. Side shifters are the most common attachment used on forklifts today and are a standard attachment on most forklifts. FORK POSITIONERS: The fork positioner¬†attachment allows the forklift forks to be moved inwards and outwards hydraulically rather than physically, allowing for faster handling of different sized pallets and loads. Fork positioners are a very common attachment used on forklifts today as they enable the operator to align the forks with pallet size significantly faster and accurately. FORK EXTENSIONS: Forklift fork extensions are used when uniformed loads exceed the length of your forklifts existing forks, making it easy to transport loads from one location to another. Operators will learn during Forklift Training that when using fork extensions the capacity of the Forklift will be decreased, sometimes dramatically depending on the length of the extensions. PAPER ROLL CLAMP: Paper roll clamp¬†attachments use a rotater with a direct worm/ring gear drive and clutch brake system, allowing the clamps to rotate up to 360 degrees. The attachment is suitable for lifting horizontal or vertical paper rolls in a large range of sizes, and the 360 degree rotation prevents damage when placing rolls down onto unlevel surfaces. Paper roll clamps are available with either 180 degree or 360 degree rotation. FORK HITCH RECIEVER: Forklift hitch receivers attachments come in different variations. The hitch receiver attachment is used to tow or move trailers and other towable implements with a forklift safely and efficiently. […]