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Developed in the first half of the 20th century, forklift has become an indispensable machinery for many manufacturing and warehousing industries. It is an industrial vehicle mainly used to move and lift materials through steel forks which is inserted under the loads. Forklift mainly move loads stored on pallets.

Mechanical Operations

Forklift trucks are generally powered by an LPG, gasoline or diesel fueled internal combustion engine or electric motor which is powered by battery. Counterweight which compensate for the load is at the rear of the machine. Load is lowered, raised and tilted by the mast which is operated hydraulically and consists of a cylinder and interlocking rails.

Fork Lifts The other component carriage, moves along the mast by means of chains. Carriage is attached to the forks by means of hook or latch. The front portion is inserted under the load usually on a pallet. For controlling the machine there is a operator cab with levers, pedals, switches and steering wheel. Forklift trucks are available in many variations and load capacities.

Applications

The applications of forklift are :



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