Welcome to the Attachment Awareness series! The Awareness series will explore how attachments for various pieces of equipment can improve the overall experience of operation. Throughout this series, we will explore attachments for forklifts, telehandlers and skid steers and the benefits these attachments provide. These benefits include improved safety and increased productivity. Without further ado, let’s learn about some attachments.
Arrow Material Handling Products offers two types of attachments for forklifts: static and hydraulic. This first edition will focus on static attachments and the value they can add to an operation. Static attachments are placed directly on the forks to add new capabilities to the machine. While these are fully manual and require some installation before use, the different functions they offer can transform a piece of equipment into a Swiss Army knife for material handling! Our product experts have highlighted some of their favorite static attachments to give you an idea of the major upgrades these attachments can provide to forklifts:
- Booms (extension boom pictured above): Used for a variety of purposes, booms can extend reach, handle loads of abnormal shape and manage specific tasks like installing trusses and frames. With a high weight capacity and fully customizable design, booms are a popular static attachment because of their versatility.
- Carpet Poles: While not quite as universal as booms, these unique attachments have saved many operators headaches and frustration. Trying to carry something long and cylindrical using traditional forks is not only difficult, but also dangerous to the product. Carpet poles allow operators to safely and easily move rolls of carpet and similar items in a fraction of the time.
- Fork Spreaders (pictured below): These fully customizable attachments are a must have for any facility that is moving loads of different sizes and shapes. Fork spreaders stabilize wide loads and make moving them as easy as sliding the forks in. These are custom made to fit all carriage types and can be used with adjustable carriages for a more versatile experience.
- Fork Extensions: This heavy-duty attachment is a safe and cost-effective option for extending the reach of forks as well as adding stability to longer loads. High-strength steel works to prevent wear to the extensions while the curved tip design protects people and assets during use. For those not ready to make the jump to hydraulic attachments, these extensions are a great addition to the fleet!
Already have a favorite static attachment? Have questions about the attachments we covered? Let us know in the comments. We want to hear from you!
Our next attachment awareness topic will cover hydraulic attachments for forklifts, which can elevate your fleet to maximum, safe performance. Join our email list below to be notified of future blog posts and product updates.
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