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When is a Forklift a Forklift?

By May 8, 2015May 17th, 2021No Comments

When is a machine with Forks not a Forklift?

What is the difference between a Forklift Truck and an Industrial Lift Truck?

A Forklift Truck is a powered industrial lift truck equipped with lifting media made up of a mast and elevating work carriage, with a pair of fork arms or other arms that can be raised 900mm off the ground.

An Industrial Lift Truck is a powered mobile plant designed to move goods, material or equipment. These include: Ride on Forklift Trucks, pedestrian operated trucks, straddle carriers and reach trucks.

Mobile cranes, earthmoving machinery and manually powered lift trucks like pallet lifters ARE NOT industrial lift trucks.  Telehandlers,  Multi purpose tool carriers and Reach Stackers ARE NOT industrial Trucks.

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