Lift trucks are used in nearly all warehouse operations and in boat yards and in industrial construction sites. The reach feature of a lift truck is a very important component used in a variety of applications like for example when a shelving system is being utilized to stack pallets. A lift truck operator would utilize the equipment's reach feature in order to grab pallets which could be positioned on a top shelf and places harder to grasp.
It is important for an worker to first test the equipment and help familiarize the performance of a reach. Learn how the machine moves, turns, check the speed that the forklift travels and how fast it can lift and drop things before you attempt to handle goods. Note whatever safety features that might come into play. Pay attention to how the equipment would slow down whenever the forks are up in the air.
Begin by lifting lighter cargo like for example empty pallets, so that you become more accustomed with the reach function of the lift truck. Once the pallet is securely connected to the forks, tilt them back so the load is safely resting against the grate. This safety grate is positioned behind the forks and keeps the load from shifting. Set pallets down where desired by reversing the process. Tilt the blades down over the intended location and level them. The pallets must effortlessly slide away from the safety grate. Set the pallets down.