Types of Forklift Attachments.
The benefits of forklift attachments are numerous, but their success depends on your industry and the type of work you do. Here are some of the most common forklift attachments and their applications:
- Bale clamp: The bale clamp, as you might expect, allows you to handle baled products that don’t use pallets. For instance, think of materials like hay, cotton and wool. You might find these clamps useful in agricultural and manufacturing environments.
- Carton clamp: A carton clamp allows a forklift to pick up pallet-free containers, such as cartons or cases of products or large appliances.
- Fork positioner: With a fork positioner, you can adjust the distance between two forks, making it easy to work with various pallet sizes. This attachment is common in distribution, warehousing and food manufacturing industries.
- Fork clamp: A fork clamp lies in between a fork positioner and a clamp. It can clamp down on awkwardly shaped loads and position the tines as well.
- Paper roll clamp: Paper roll clamps are specialized attachments that let paper manufacturers and printers handle rolls without damaging the material.
- Bar arm clamp: Bar arm clamps are popular when working with textiles. Rolls of cloth fit onto the bar arms, which are available in varying lengths and sizes.
- Push-pull clamp: A push-pull clamp allows you to avoid using pallets. By replacing pallets with slip sheets that slide onto a push-pull clamp, you can reduce shipping costs and speed up product movement. Beverage and food production are a few industries in which this attachment is common.
- Fork rotator: Fork rotators allow the forks to be turned so loads can be dumped into other containers. This kind of application is common in industries like waste and recycling, food beverage processing and agriculture.
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