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What geographical region does Komatsu Forklift USA serve?
pdf Komatsu Forklift USA Inc serves the markets of North America, Central and Latin America, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. The company adheres to ISO 9001 specifications and maintains internal quality standards. Beginning from raw material... More

What are some common customizations for Boom Trucks?
pdf Boom trucks are designed and customized to suit the application they are meant to be used for. For instance, boom trucks meant in a construction or heavy equipment lifting-and-transport context may have a crane at the rear. These cranes lift heavy it... More

What is Toyota's System of Active Stability?
pdf The SAS continuously monitors the lift truck's lateral stability and risk for lateral overturn. When these conditions are detected, the SAS engages a mechanism called the "swing lock cylinder" which stabilizes the rear axle. This action transforms th... More

What are some of the advantages of a Powered Pallet Truck?
pdf A standard powered pallet truck has the load-bearing capacity of up to about 3,000 pounds. The forks on the truck are reinforced so as to hold weights of this size. They are also tapered in some cases to increase the grip on the pallets and also to p... More

What are some different types of Reach Trucks?
pdf A reach truck comes in a variety of models. The simplest model is called the "Stand-up" reach model. Here, the reach truck operator slides the forks beneath the pallet, lifts it, transports it to the designated location, and deposits the pallet on to... More

What is the difference between a single girder and double girder bridge crane?
pdf The single-girder configuration involves one single girder which supports the trolley and the hoist as they run along the axis of the beams. A double-girder configuration has two. A single-girder bridge crane system, whether top-running or under-runn... More

What is a Pallet Stacker Designed for?
pdf A pallet stacker is a specialized type of forklift designed primarily for loading and unloading palletized goods on vehicles, and also to transport pallets from one location to another. The equipment is constructed with heavy-duty, rugged material wi... More

How much weight can an Electric Stacker lift?
pdf An electric stacker can lift items weighing 408 kilograms (or about 900 pounds) to an average height of about 1.3 meters or roughly 4.26 feet. With the help of a pulley system which the stackers ultimately replaced, the same feat would have taken fiv... More

What are the different types of Bridge Cranes?
pdf There are different configurations of bridge cranes design possible. The different categories of configurations are top-running cranes and under-running cranes, as also single-girder and double-girder cranes. Combining these leads to the following ge... More

How does an Electric Stacker help a Company?
pdf The invention of the electric stacker made lifting and loading of heavy supplies and tools onto trucks much easier for commercial enterprises. Earlier, a multitude of workers deployed heavy pulley systems to perform the job. These pulleys were often... More

When was the first Rough Terrain Forklift introduced?
pdf The rough terrain forklift was first introduced in the market in the mid to late forties. They came into the picture as a realization that industry-grade forklifts required more sophisticated and smoother working environments which a rough and rugged... More

What is a Boom Lift?
pdf The boom lift comprises a platform with the capability to be raised and lowered to a given height. This capability makes it an important tool in the hands of people in a diverse range of professions and callings. Here we discuss a few different types... More

Which type of Boom lift should I use?
pdf This is best answered by finding out the nature of the work which is required to be accomplished. Factors that matter include whether the work situation is such that there is not much space for maneuvering; whether the work requires back-and-forth la... More

Where are Pallet Lifts used?
pdf Pallet lifts find ready application in shipping and warehousing industries. Trucks, trains and ships transport tons of pallets around the world. Loading the pallets into these vehicles and then unloading them requires pallet lifts at both the source... More

When is a Crane Hoist used?
pdf A crane hoist is usually deployed in a manufacturing plant. This equipment is used to load and unload heavy material from vehicles, as also to transport material between different locations within the premises, such as between the warehouse / store a... More

What types of Pallet Stackers are there?
pdf The equipment comes in two modes: manual and powered. In the manual mode, the pallet stacker may be operated by the operator who walks behind the equipment, to push and pull the jack to the desired direction and location. An underlying hydraulic syst... More

When and Where is an Electric Stacker useful?
pdf An Electric Stacker is a compact forklift which is especially useful in contexts where there is constraint of space and maneuverability. The design of the electric stacker is such that it is amenable to lifting and transporting items that are broad a... More

What does the label "LPS" on a Forklift stand for?
pdf The label "LPS" indicates that the truck is LPG-fueled, that it meets the requirements of "LP", and that it is equipped with components that can protect its electrical system, fuel system, and exhaust system from the environment. An LPS truck is equi... More

What does the label "DS" on a Forklift stand for?
pdf The label "DS" indicates the truck is diesel-fueled, that it meets the requirements of "D", and that it is equipped with components that can protect its electrical system, fuel system, and exhaust system from the environment. A DS truck is equivalent... More

What does the label "GS" on a Forklift stand for?
pdf The label "GS" indicates that the truck is gasoline-fueled, that it meets the requirement of "G", and that it is equipped with components that can protect its electrical system, fuel system, and exhaust system from the environment. A GS truck is equi... More

What does the label "GS/LPS" on a Forklift stand for?
pdf The label "GS/LPS" indicates that the truck can be operated on both gasoline as well as LPG, without altering the fuel system in any way, that it meets the requirements of "G/LP", and that and that it is equipped with components that can protect its... More

What are two different kinds of Forklift Forks?
pdf Forks are of two types: the hook type and the pin type. The hook type fork is so called the fork bends over and locks into the bars of the fork carriage. Upper and lower hooks slide into the end of the carriage bars to install the fork. Alternati... More

What is a self-dumping hopper used for?
pdf The self-dumping hopper is secured to the forklift with the help of a locking chain. The hopper is capable to automatically dump when the bumper releases the side of the dumpster. After dumping, the hopper returns to its upright position automaticall... More

What is a Pallet dumper retainer designed to do?
pdf The pallet dumper-retainer is designed to hold the pallet in place with the help of human-finger-like hooks. The unit is mounted on the fork and held in place with the help of a safety chain. It can lift load of capacity up to 2,000 pounds. The palle... More

Where are Clark's Distribution Networks?
pdf Clark has distribution warehouses in Louisville, Kentucky, USA and Changwon, South Korea. These facilities handle over 120,000 items that are required to service over 20 different brands of lift trucks and other industrial equipment. Within North Ame... More

What is a Forklift Attachement?
pdf A lift truck attachment is a device that can be attached to a conventional lift truck. While the lift truck performs the task of transportation, the attachment performs the task of actual lifting, handling and maneuvering of load. Because application... More

When does a forklift need a coil lifting ram?
pdf This is usually deployed when the load is rugs and other such material which come in bundles with a hollow core. The ram takes the form of a single extremely strong cylinder which attaches to the front of the lift truck. The ram enables the operator... More

Why do people use forklift extensions?
pdf The fork extensions are essentially meant to provide that extra support that can help lift and manage long or large objects. These extensions are composed from welded steel, using cast steel tips. They are typically fastened to the forks with the hel... More

What does the label "EX" on a Forklift stand for?
pdf The label "EX" indicates that the truck is electric-powered, that it meets the requirements of "EE", and that it has special facility to protect itself from flammable vapors, fibers or dust. This type of lift truck is useful in extremely hazardous en... More

What does the lable "ES" on a Forklift stand for?
pdf The label "ES" indicates that the truck is electric-powered, that it meets the requirements of "E", and that it possesses additional equipment to prevent spark emission. It also indicates that the truck has the capability to limit the surface tempera... More

How can a Forklift Sweeper help you in your business?
pdf The forklift sweeper is an extension that makes it possible to sweep debris from warehouses, docks, parking lots, construction sites, etc. The sweeper can be used with wet or dry material. It can squeeze water and also push snow. The sweeper attaches... More

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