Forklift trucks are extremely large and strong pieces of industrial machinery. In order for them to operate smoothly and efficiently, hundreds of various components go into the manufacturing method. Many components need to be replaced on regular basis because of breakages and damages.
The lift truck is a very versatile machinery, with a wide assortment of accessories able to be fitted onto the machines. These accessories can increase the lift truck's capabilities and expand the jobs they are often able to finish. Some of the main different forklift accessories and parts are described below.
The fork extensions describe the forks on the forklift. These forks are able to be changed completely, or different components can be added to them so the truck could lift various types of loads including telescopic loads, baskets, rollers, among others.
Forklift Bearings and Seals
The seals and bearings on the forklift allow the inner workings on the machine to run efficiently and optimally. Bearings enable two moving components of the machinery to smoothly work together, without any friction. If not fitted properly, seals and bearings can sometimes break and wear down and these components might have to be replaced periodically. If a bearing is the proper kind of bearing used for the machinery and it is fitted correctly, this forklift part can easily outlive the life expectancy of the entire equipment.
The cab component of the forklift truck is the portion where the operator sits and controls the entire equipment. Depending upon the particular unit, the cab can be open or it could have a roof. On a work site, this forklift component normally has a roof to comply with safety reasons and lessen the risk of falling materials.
Brake Forklift Components
Lift trucks trucks have brakes which are required to be frequently checked in order to ensure they are in good working condition. Normally, these parts must be replaced because of extended wear or damage.
Wheels and Tires
The forklifts wheels and tires are the components most often damaged. Problems happen because of slashes from rough and uneven floor boards and punctures from sharp objects on the floor.