There are many alternatives and attachments available for lift trucks. Though the majority of attachments are manufactured to be used on typical lift trucks, there are a few designed to be utilized on VNA and reach trucks. It is really important to note that OSHA needs approval for any kind of attachment which should be approved for use by the particular lift truck manufacturer.
The most vital common attachment is the sideshift and is considered to be standard equipment. The sideshift device allow for more accurate load placement as well as allows the fork carriage to slide right and left. The sideshift enables the operator to be more versatile with the machinery.
The fork positioner is another attachment option that allows the operator to adjust the forks' distance without having to get off of the truck. This particular attachment is mainly utilized in high volume operations where there is a wide array of pallet and crate sizes handled.
Fork pivots makes it possible for the carriage and forks to pivot and rotate. These attachments can be specifically designed for transporting and dumping hoppers. These attachments are extremely helpful for many industrial applications.
Slip sheet attachments are a different attachment that are utilized where slip sheets which is a paperboard, or plastic or a sheet of cardboard that are utilized rather than pallets. The slip sheet attachments utilize a push and pull device that clamps onto the slip sheet and pulls the load onto a thin platform. Then, the load is pushed off the platform when the truck reaches the destination.
Drum handling attachments are available in many different designs. They are many different models attached to handle 55 gallon drums. There are some smaller types of a paper roll clamps that go around the roll and also are capable of a full 360 degree rotation. There are other drum attachments which could pick up various drums all simultaneously.
Another option is tilt control, that allows the operator to preset the fork tilt angles. For extensions slide over the forks to help pick up and transport longer loads. The Carton clamp operates like a paper roll clamp except instead of being circular, the clamping surface is flat.