I was recently at a warehouse conducting onsite forklift training in Surrey and one of the trainees asked me how to change the forks on a forklift when it comes time to replace them. Fortunately i have lots of experience doing this so i was able to demonstrate. With that being said, you should never try to change the forks unless you have been properly showed how to do so as they are heavy and can cause injury if not done properly.
Forklift forks are the basic foundation of any material handling operation. There may be a time when you need to change the forks on your forklift, during you daily forklift pre-trip inspection you may have found cracks, bends or damage and there may be times you just need to put on a longer set of forks. These are the basic steps for changing the forks and will have a video at the end for more in depth replacement.