Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Types & Fundamentals: Parts

Types & Fundamentals: Parts

Basic Parts of a Forklift
As we continue our look at these very useful but potentially lethal powered industrial trucks (PIT), we will take an in-depth look at the various parts.

The following are the major parts of a forklift. This discussion focuses on the most common types of forklifts. Be sure to read the operator's manual for your forklift and follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Mast and Carriage
  • Forks
  • Attachments
  • Nameplate
  • Danger, Warning and Caution Labels
  • Controls
  • Instruments
  • Battery
  • Overhead Guard
  • Tires
  • Other Safety and Warning Devices

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