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Focus on Forklifts

FOCUS SLAO 7 CLASSES OF FORKLIFTS: Class I: Electric motor rider trucks Class II: Electric motor narrow aisle truck Class III: Electric motor hand trucks Class IV: Internal combustion engine trucks (cushion tires: indoor use) Class V: Internal combustion engine trucks (pneumatic tires: outdoor use) Class VI: Electric and internal combustion engine tractors Class VII: Rough terrain forklift trucks FORKLIFT COMPONENTS: Frame: Base unit containing all parts Counterweight: Stabilizes lift for heavy loads Power Source: Liquid propane, gasoline, battery, diesel Mast: Raises and lowers loads with hydraulic lift Forks: Prongs that support pallets Load Back-Rest: Prevents loads from slipping backwards Guard: Prevents load from falling on operator BENEFIT S OF FORKLIFTS FOR BUSINESSES: 0 Increased Worker Safety: No heavy lifting 2 Increased Efficiency: Move heavy loads faster 3 Increased Storage: Lift loads to higher shelves Choosing the Right Forklift Ask yourself these questions when you're shopping for a forklift: Where will the forklift be used? Different models for indoor/outdoor use What is the average weight of the To ads to move? Larger forklifts for larger loads How much space for maneuvering the forklift will you have? Smaller forklifts for tight aisles How high must the forklift reach? Will you load pallets on shelves or construction materials to roofs? What attachments will I need? Ex: Special attachment for moving stacks of barrels/round items Infographic provided by: LONESTAR FORKLIFT SERVICE, SALES, PARTS, & RENTALS Family Owned and Operated Since 1991 Sources: equipment/forklift.htm

Focus on Forklifts

shared by BrittSE on May 22
Do you know how to choose the right forklift for your business needs? This infographic from a forklift dealer in Texas helps you sift through the different classes to find the one that will work for you.


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