Recognizing Basic Forklift Parts

Date:06-07-2016

As a matter of fact, Forklift  trucks are not just known for lifting materials, but also for being a flexible machine that has different functions depending on the attachment you connect to it. There are various attachments available that you can use as an alternative function of a forklift, such as rotator, sideshifter, pole attachment and many more. However, the forklift parts would basically consist of truck frame, cab, overhead guard, power source, mast, load back rest, counter weight, and tilt cylinders. These are the forklift parts that are responsible in making it a useful device.

Each of the forklift component has its identified function. The truck frame is the most visible part since it is the base of all the other forklift buddy parts. It is where the axles, counterweight, mast, and the power source are connected. Some truck frame of forklift already has its tanks as part of the frame but other models have a separate part for the fluid tank. And the counterweight serves as a counterbalance of the machine. It is a cast iron that has a very heavy weight attached at the rear part of the forklift truck. The part that has the pedals, levers, switches, steering wheel, and dashboard is called the cab.

The power source is where the internal combustion is located, which can be powered using an LPG gas, gasoline, or the CNG gas. The part that protects the driver from falling objects is the overhead guard. The hydraulic cylinder that is connected in the truck frame is called the tilt cylinders. The mast is responsible in raising or lowering the equipments that needs to be transferred. The part where the fork is connected is known as the carriage and the part that prevents the equipment from moving backward is the load back rest. These are the different forklift parts with their function.

In general, forklift parts can be replaced in case it has been damaged or does not function well.