Below are add-ons which are really helpful for narrow aisle forklifts:
Side shift: The side shift option allows the movement of the load laterally without having to move the truck. This enables loads to be precisely positioned.
Tilt mast: The tilt mast option allows the forks to shift forwards and backwards. This is great in cases where loads aren't entirely level. In order to gain greater stability while transporting a loaded truck, the mast can be tilted back.
Extendable forks: The option of extendable forks helps the "reach" of the forklift to extend for stacking pallets one in front of the other, referred to as "double-deep" loading.
Operator platforms: Several NA lift trucks have operator platforms which could lower and raise the operator while simultaneously lowering and raising the forklifts forks. This offers utmost visibility and control when dealing with loads at heights of 6 to 9 meters.
Lift Truck on a Ramp
Lift truck operators should be properly trained on the equipment. They should be tested and licensed or certified. It is important for anybody utilizing a lift truck to be very knowledgeable regarding safety concerns and regulations. Operators must understand how to make adjustments on uneven surfaces or in situations where the weight of the load changes the center of gravity. Safety rules include the safe use of a forklift on a ramp, that is always occurring since the operator would normally have to drive down and up ramps to load and unload containers.
Guidelines for Utilizing a Forklift on a Ramp
1 When approaching and driving down and up the ramp, drive slowly. The risk of mishaps is increased while driving at high speeds as this could upset the equipment's center of gravity.
2 Drive the forklift in reverse when moving up an incline on a ramp when not carrying a load.
3 Drive forward when moving down an incline on the ramp with no load.
4 While moving up or down a ramp while carrying a load, tilt the forks back slightly to shift the load's center nearer the front of the machine.
5 In order to make the load more stable, drive forward up a ramp while carrying a load.