Your question: How far apart are the forks on a forklift?

High capacity forklifts can have fork spacings as much as 9 or 10 feet. Generally, the forks can be adjusted from almost no clearance between them to the maximum spacing of the particular lift truck.

When picking up a load the forks should be spaced?

Answer Expert Verified. Answer: When picking up a load the correct fork spacing should be 6 inches and also the forks must be spaced as wide apart as necessary for the maximum support of the load.

Can a forklift tip over without a load?

Forklift Safety Rule Two: Don’t tip over. Many untrained operators assume that they can drive faster without a load, but look at the location of the CG with unloaded forks. It is much closer to the sides of the triangle compared with the unloaded location.

What are the 7 classes of forklifts?

HOW MANY CLASSES OF FORKLIFTS ARE THERE?

  • Class I. Electric Motor Rider Trucks.
  • Class II. Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks.
  • Class III. Electric Motor Hand or Hand/Rider Trucks.
  • Class IV. Internal Combustion Engine Trucks. …
  • Class V. Internal Combustion Engine Trucks. …
  • Class VI. …
  • Class VII.

What are 3 types of forklift trucks?

What are the different Forklift types?

  • Class I: Electric Motor Rider Forklifts.
  • Class II: Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Forklifts (Reach Trucks, Order Pickers)
  • Class III: Electric Pallet Jacks, Stackers, and Tow Tractors.
  • Class IV: Internal Combustion Cushion Tire Forklifts.
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How low should the forks generally be when Travelling without a load?

Travel with forks as low as possible from the floor and tilted back (usually within 10-15 cm (4 to 6 inches) above the floor).

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