Forklift Attachments | Spokane
Raymond West is a Spokane supplier of forklift attachments and accessories.
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Lift Trucks can be put to use for many more tasks than just lifting and transporting pallets. With the proper attachments, lift trucks can be a solution for several other applications throughout your facility.
There are also specialty attachments for hard to manage items like forgings and castings, metal or plastic drums, paper rolls and other oversized or awkward products. Although a lot of attachments are broadly used and recognized by most people, others are not. Here is a synopsis of some of the more frequently used attachments available today:
Forklift Clamp Attachment
Many varieties of clamp attachments exist, and they are each intended for a specific purpose. Here are some common types of clamp equipment:
Carton clamps are primarily used to move large rectangular or square products that aren’t set on a pallet like large electronics or appliances. They are also a perfect solution for processing delicate items when configured with an automatic pressure sensing system.
Paper Roll Clamp:
Roll clamps are frequently used in applications such as paper manufacturing, newspaper printing and tissue manufacturing. They can adjust to most different dimensions of paper rolls, and can be equipped with automatic pressure controls and varying gripper pads that help avoid damage to the paper.
Forklift Jib Attachment
Lift jibs allow for adaptable lifting of long, bulky loads, such as tubes, bar stock and pipes. There are even lift jibs for extremely awkward and heavy items such as stone countertop slabs. The forklift lift jib is positioned over both forks and is fastened to the lift truck with a safety chain. Adaptable hooks are fastened along the jib, allowing the operator to move goods of various sizes and lengths.
Forklift Attachments To Move Trailers
Trailer mover attachments can be a convenient method of moving towable trailers around a facility without hooking up a tow vehicle. The attachment is configured with a common ball trailer hitch and a safety chain. Once the trailer is attached, it can be moved easily and in more confined spaces than with standard tow vehicles.
Forklift Drum Attachment
Drum handlers are configured to grip the outside of a drum cylinder and make handling heavy steel, plastic or fiber drums an easy task. Most are set up to handle one or two drums at a time.
Extensions enable you to manage oddly shaped or large loads with greater stability. The operator simply inserts the forks into the extensions and locks them in place, giving the truck elongated forks to manage difficult to handle loads.
These attachments are one of the most widely used forklift accessories. They enable fork width adjustment using a hydraulic mechanism. This allows faster and more effective processing of different sized object and pallets.
Push Pull Forklift Attachment
Push / pull attachments (often known as Slipsheet Forklift Attachments) are used for processing loads that use slip sheets as opposed to pallets. They are often used for bagged products like grains or cement, and food items like dairy, fruit and packaged food. Slipsheets are used instead of pallets, freeing up space and eliminating the cost of pallets.
Forklift Attachments Near Me
Many industries employ attachments that are unique to their specific requirements. For more information on what attachments are available for your particular forklift, talk to a material handling expert at Raymond West today!
Raymond West's Spokane branch services Spokane, Airway Heights, Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Post Falls, Hayden, Rathdrum, Coeur d'Alene, Medical Lake, Cheney, Pullman, Moscow, Moses Lake, Yakima, Wenatchee, Lewiston, Clarkston, Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, Walla Walla and all surrounding areas.
2324 E Euclid Ave Suite 208
Spokane, WA 99207