load for stability, projections, damaged pallets before lifting
place weight on the back of a lift truck to increase its
always done from rear towing pin
•Placing a weight on the back of a forklift can
be extremely dangerous.Some companies
might use sandbags, blocks of steel, or even people to keep the rear of the
forklift on the ground if lifting the load causes the rear of the forklift to
lift off the ground.
•Obviously, the forklift is trying to lift a
load over its capacity if this happens.
•Also, adding weight to the back of the lift
truck does not increase the capacity of the mast, hydraulic system, chains,
tilt cylinders, etc.
•Never drill a hole in the forks to use as a way
of towing something or as a place to put a chain hook when hoisting.This ruins the integrity of the forks.Forklifts are equipped with a tow bar in
the back for towing.Safe attachments
can be purchased for use when hoisting.