# What distance should there be between moving forklifts?

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The safe traveling distance between forklifts is approximately three truck lengths, or about a time-lapse of three seconds when passing the same point. More specifically, it’s about 20 feet between forklifts. The three-second rule is the same for automobiles on the road and is just as important for forklifts.

## What is the minimum distance you should be from a moving forklift?

Stopping distances are often significantly under-estimated. For example, even at six kilometres an hour (i.e. walking pace) a forklift needs at least three metres to stop.

## What determines the stopping distance of a forklift?

A: The length of time required to stop a forklift traveling at full speed varies based on the lift, its load, and other factors. Generally, forklift operators should maintain a distance of at least 20 ft. (or the equivalent of three truck lengths) from bystanders, vehicles, and objects.

## How high should the forks be when moving a load?

Keep the forks 6 to 10 inches above the ground to avoid potential hazards on the ground. Remember that forklifts are top-heavy. Carry the load low and tilted back. Use caution when carrying a load on an uneven surface; it creates a tip-over hazard.

## What’s the fastest forklift?

The Fastest Forklift Speed Ever Recorded Was 74.5 MPH – ForkliftAccessories.com Blog.

## What is the best way to handle an uneven load?

Tilt the load against the backrest. If the load is unstable, lift the load slightly first, then carefully tilt it back so that the load stays tight against the backrest. If it’s a stable load and secure on the pallet, tilt first, then lift. Once the load is lifted, lower it to a safe traveling height.

## How many feet are considered as the load center of a forklift?

A load center is the horizontal distance from the vertical face of the forks to the center of gravity of the load. As a general rule, load center is 24″ from the face of the forks (the center point of standard 48” x 48” pallet). Forklift capacities range from about 3,000 lbs up to more than 70,000+ lbs.

## When traveling with empty forklifts The forks should be in what position?

When travelling in an empty forklift, the forks of the lift should be in the position of waist high.

## What is the effect on the load center when the forklift is moving?

As it is, the center of the object’s weight moves farther from the body causing the object to feel heavier and causing a fall forward. The same principle – increasing the load center distance – can cause a forklift to tip over. When the load center distance increases, it is increasing something called the load moment.