Forklift Fork Selection Chart | ITA Class 2, 3 & 4 Hook Mount Forklift Forks

That was a price I found on some radom website. This is costly, but it will pay itself off in the future. This will allow access under the center of the unit, to allow me to reinstall the main taper bearing with proper preload. Originally Posted by Mud. Telehandlers have few options so they are usually tested. If it is a wide load, then maximum fork spacing would be dictated. I believe that the standards for spacing the pockets are based off of load capacity for the forklift.

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I see that many are offered in 21 or 27 inch widths. Will the pallet be usable in most shop environments, and possibly in shipping, if I use a 21" spacing? My design is roughly to use 4"x4" material, about 2 feet long , and use carriage bolts to connect two 2x6" pieces of wood, about 30 inches long, on top of the 4x4s. How much space should I leave between the 4x4s? Only had a quick furtle so I don't know if this is of any help http: Your sizes are about right for standard size pallet trucks.

Note that actual forklifts generally have adjustable spread for their forks, and so can get under and into slots that pallet jacks cannot. These folks make a variety of special sizes, a couple of which I've found very handy: I'd leave 28" between the 4X4s. About half the pallets I get are smaller and don't fit my pallet jacks, which forces me to try to balance it on one fork as best I can. If you leave it open between the 4X4s either type pallet jack will work under it.

Originally Posted by Mud. I've made a number of pallets from 4x4s with 2x6 tops for machine tools. It is quicker and cheaper than welding up a cradle with casters. I make most of them 35" wide, which works well for the 27" wide pallets. I usually put a 3rd 4x4 down the middle. I drill all of the deck boards and I made a simple drill template for the hole patterns: I also bought a pair of Jet pallet jacks that are 20"" wide. Either size works fine with a forklift since the forks or tines on them are normally adjustable.

Peter Miles, nice looking cradle there, although I must say it looks like those welded-on angle sections that the casters mount to are showing a lot of flex under the load of that piddling little c-clamp. I don't think I would ever put a body part under the edge of that load The bolt holes on the hold-down flanges are on 19" centers, so leaving 21" would allow access to tie-down bolts, and would be one option. Fork Length There are hundreds of forks and forklift attachments that vary in shape and size.

These will also affect the overall length of a forklift. Combined with the length of a forklift, the width dimension is a crucial measurement that often defines what category a forklift fits into. Below are most of the forklift categories and a general estimate of the length and width of each type. Standard — typically the trucks with a standard width will be class 1, 4, or 5 and will measure in between 4 to 7 feet it may vary more and less. These trucks are designed for standard to wide aisles because of the wide turn radius, lengths in the standard category can measure anywhere from 8 feet to 10 feet long.

Narrow Aisle — these are versatile trucks designed for warehouses with racking separated by approximately 8 to 9 feet. Narrow aisle forklifts include reach trucks and order selectors that measure less than 5 feet in width. The compact nature of Narrow Aisle trucks are engineered for tight outside turning radiuses.

Very Narrow Aisle — VNA trucks are a unique category, these articulated trucks designed to help warehouses maximize rack space. The length will vary depending on the capacity and frequency of use.

Ultimately, forklift dimensions are specific to each individual truck and application. Specifications are determined during a complete site-survey, and should only be conducted by a trained forklift professional. Home Blog What are Forklift dimensions?

What are Forklift dimensions?