Below are add-ons that are useful for narrow aisle lift trucks:
Side shift: Side shift is an option which permits the movement of the load laterally without having to move the model. This allows loads to be accurately placed.
Tilt mast: The optional tilt mast allows the forks to shift both backwards and forwards. This is great in cases where loads aren't entirely level. To gain more stability while transporting a truck that is loaded, the mast could be tilted backwards.
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 lift trucks to raise and lower the operator whilst the forks are being lowered or raised. This provides optimum control and visibility while handling cargo at heights of 6 to 9 meters.
Lift Truck on a Ramp
Drivers need to be well taught and must be tested and licensed. It is vital for anyone operating a lift truck to be knowledgeable about safety issues and regulations. Drivers should know how to adjust in cases where the load weight changes the center of gravity or on uneven surfaces. Safety measures cover safely utilizing a lift truck on a ramp, which is frequently happening because the driver will usually have to drive up and down ramps to be able to unload and load containers.
Suggestions for Operating a Lift Truck on a Ramp
1 Drive slowly when approaching a ramp and when driving up and down the ramp. The possibility of mishaps is increased when driving fast as this could upset the machine's center of gravity.
2 When not carrying a load, drive the lift truck in reverse when moving up an incline on a ramp.
3 When moving down an incline on a ramp with no load, drive forward.
4 Tilt the forks a little back to shift the center of the load to the equipment's front, when moving up or down a ramp while carrying a load.
5 Drive forward up a ramp while carrying a load in order to make the load more steady.