|I. Background for the Trainer:
|•If your company regularly uses attachments,
talk about specifics related to that attachment.
|•Also, your operators must be trained on the
operating procedures and hazards associated with using your specific
|•Your driving evaluation must include use of the
|•Also, do your nameplates reflect the fact that
your company uses attachments?
|II. Speaker’s Notes:
|•All attachments, such as carton clamps, drum
clamps, paper roll clamps, rotators, and push-pull attachments, affect your
lift truck’s capacity in two ways:
| -Adding an attachment is like permanently
carrying a load. If the attachment
weighs 1,000 pounds, your lift truck’s capacity is automatically
reduced by 1,000 pounds
| -Attachments typically move the load
further away from the lift truck, which increases your load center. If the attachment moves the load 8 inches
away, it will reduce the capacity by approximately 800 pounds (100 pounds per
inch) because loads that normally have a load center of 24" now have a
32" load center.