Below are add-ons that are really 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 placed with a lot more accuracy.
Tilt mast: The optional tilt mast enables the forks to shift both backwards and forwards. This is recommended in cases 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: Some NA forklifts have operator platforms that can raise and lower the operator while at the same time lowering and raising the forklifts forks. This provides utmost visibility and control when dealing with loads at heights of 6 m to 9 m.
Lift Truck on a Ramp
Drivers need to be properly trained and should be tested and certified. It is very essential for anyone utilizing a lift truck to be knowledgeable regarding safety concerns and regulations. Drivers must know how to make adjustments on uneven surfaces or in situations where the load weight alters the center of gravity. Safety measures include safely utilizing a forklift on a ramp, which is frequently happening since the driver will usually need to drive up and down ramps in order to unload and load containers.
Suggestions for Using a Forklift on a Ramp
1 When approaching and driving down and up the ramp, drive at slow speeds. The risk of mishaps is higher when driving fast as this could upset the equipment's center of gravity.
2 Drive the lift truck in reverse when moving up an incline on a ramp when not carrying a load.
3 Drive forward while moving down an incline on the ramp with no load.
4 While moving down or up a ramp when carrying a load, tilt the forks back a little to shift the load's center nearer the front of the machine.
5 In order to make the load more stable, drive forward up a ramp while carrying a load.