All forklift manufacturers assemble the forklifts with great care and precision. During the assembly, the engine, transmission, steering system, differential and brakes are thoroughly inspected and only quality forklift parts are used. The other components such as the alternators, starters, propane valves, hydraulic pumps, radiator, electric gauges etc. are also assembled with great care.
The chassis structure is also checked carefully before the actual painting is done. Once all the parts are assembled, they must pass a strict quality control check were all forklift functions are tested to ensure perfect operation. Some of the other forklift parts and extensions that are commonly used are as follows:
Fork extensions are those devices that are fitted over a standard pair of forks on a forklift truck. The chief purpose for fitting this device is to temporarily lengthen the forks for load stabilization only. Therefore, fork extensions should be used carefully. It should be ensured that they are used only for stabilizing purposes and not for carrying loads. It should not exceed more than 1/3 of the fork blade length.
The following points should be borne in mind while using fork extensions:
1. Weight of load
2. Maximum length of load
3. Length of existing fork
4. Existing fork size (width and thickness)
5. Length of load
6. Forklift capacity
7. Hook or shaft mounting on existing fork
Roller less chain, which is commonly used on forklift trucks and for other applications, is known as leaf chains. Leaf chains are made out of steel link plates mounted side by side on pins. Its contour is that of the figure eight. The chain can flex at each pin. It is used in tension linkage applications where the chain is kept in tension and can be moved in both directions. These chains are generally used on forklift trucks and also in other material handling tasks. They are also referred to as cable chains and balance chains.
Scissor Dock Lift
Scissor dock lifts are used for lifting materials ranging anything between 500 kg to 10,000 kg capacity. These lifts are used for a variety of purposes. From using scissor dock lift to assist operators to work at convenient level for manual handling, moving goods for flooring tasks etc. It can also be used for moving an entire vehicle for several meters or from one place to another. High grade and tested lifts should be used so as to ensure safety to the workers