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What is the difference between a top-running bridge crane and an under-running bridge crane?
pdf A top-running bridge crane involves the running of the bridge over the tops of the beams of the runway. This configuration is preferred when the loads to be moved are heavy, as the beams also share the load as it moves. It is also helpful when headro... More

What is a knuckle boom lift?
pdf One further instance of boom lifts worth mentioning here is the so-called "knuckle boom" lift. This type of lift is useful in rough terrain, and also in situations where there is a need for the lift to travel in forward and also in reverse direction... More

What does an Electric Stacker look like?
pdf In look and feel, the electric stacker resembles a lot like a forklift without wheels or the driver's seat. A typical electric stacker comprises a steering handle and a pulling handle, besides a hand-break. An expert operator can maneuver the stacker... More

What can a Bridge Crane do?
pdf Bridge crane is a lifting equipment with a movable bridge, which moves forward and backward on elevated beams that are suspended overhead. These beams are known as runway for the bridge crane. The movement of the bridge makes it possible for the load... More

What capabilities does a Pallet lift have?
pdf The pallet lift is equipment with the capability to handle and maneuver pallets of different weights and size. This lift can function as standalone equipment on its own strength; and at the same time it is amenable to function with other types of hea... More

What is different with the new generation of Rough Terrain Forklifts?
pdf The latest generation of rough terrain forklifts is capable of handling material weighing in excess of four thousand pounds. Further, the telescoping feature has also been improvised, so some brands of rough terrain forklifts can telescope to a heigh... More

Where are Scissor Pallet trucks used?
pdf A scissor pallet truck is especially useful in space-restricted areas, where a full-sized forklift may not be feasible. It is also deployable in contexts where singly-stacked pallets are required to be quickly moved between multiple locations. Becaus... More

What types of Pallet Stackers are there?
pdf The equipment comes in two modes: manual and powered. In the manual mode, the pallet stacker may be operated by the operator who walks behind the equipment, to push and pull the jack to the desired direction and location. An underlying hydraulic syst... More

What safety precautions should be taken when operating a Bridge Crane?
pdf There are a set of safety precautions that the operator needs to follow in the case of bridge crane operation. These include not hoisting, not lowering, and not moving a load while a person is on the load. Also, the movement of the load must be avoid... More

What different designs are there for Pallet Stackers?
pdf Pallet stackers come in various designs and capabilities. For a company in the market to acquire one, the plethora of choices also means that some careful thought has to be applied for selecting the one equipment which fits all the requirements, both... More

What is the difference between a Boom Truck and a Bucket Boom?
pdf A boom truck is also known as bucket boom truck or "cherry picker" when there is a bucket-shaped apparatus connected to the extension of its arm. The extended arm with the bucket can be raised to the height of a phone or electrical pole or a roofline... More

Who came up with the idea of JLG Forklifts?
pdf The company is the result of an idea that came to its founder, John L. Grove, when he was on a trip along with his wife Cora, visiting old business associates. He stopped over at the Hoover Dam and by a stroke of coincidence, happened to watch two wo... More

What is a 4 Stage Forklift Mast?
pdf The 4-stage mast has four sections. The outer section is place on the lift truck. There are two intermediate sections. The outer intermediate section resides within the outer section and can be telescoped. The inner intermediate section resides withi... More

Where is Nissan Forklifts based out of?
pdf Nissan Forklift is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nissan Motor Company Limited. The company is in the business of manufacturing forklift equipment. The company's US and Latin American headquarters are located in Marengo, Illinois, employing 350 associa... More

What are some advantages of Scissor Pallet Trucks?
pdf The lift of the scissor pallet truck is not driven by hydraulics. As such, the rate of rise of the lift is not smooth and constant, leading to certain bumpiness in its ride up and down. However, this shortcoming is easily offset by certain of its mor... More

When is a drum gripper used?
pdf This attachment is usually deployed where the application is totally drum-based. The attachment can not only move the drums more efficiently than human beings, it can also rotate them into position. Also, depending on their size, multiple drums can b... More

What does a Forklift Boom do?
pdf The forklift boom essentially transforms the lift truck equipment into a mobile crane. The boom is versatile because it can swivel and rotate, and so gives the operator myriad number of motions to deploy. The boom is usually installed in the position... More

What is a hook base forklift attachment?
pdf The hook base forklift attachment converts an ordinary forklift into a tow truck. The attachment enables the carriage of trailers and other portable equipment. Steel safety pins are used to slide the attachment into the forks. The attachment is usual... More

What are some of the different options available for Cranes?
pdf The simplest form of the modern crane is the mobile crane with a telescopic boom mounted on its movable platform. The boom is made from steel truss and known as "arm" in industry parlance. The arm can be raised or lowered with the help of pulleys or... More

What are some common customizations for Boom Trucks?
pdf Boom trucks are designed and customized to suit the application they are meant to be used for. For instance, boom trucks meant in a construction or heavy equipment lifting-and-transport context may have a crane at the rear. These cranes lift heavy it... More

What are Forklift Load Protectors?
pdf The forklift truck load protector is an add-on to the extension, and is meant to eliminate costly scratching, chipping, marring and scuffing that the steel forks may cause to the extension. It does this by providing a non-slip surface between the ext... More

What does the label "DY" on a Forklift stand for?
pdf The label "DY" indicates the truck is diesel-fueled, that it meets the requirements of "DS", and that it does not have any electrical equipment installed. A DY truck makes use of air-starters and has the provision to limit the surface temperature of... More

Why do people buy a forklift work platform?
pdf The work platform forklift attachment is used to transport maintenance personnel from one point to another, safely and quickly. The platform attachment attaches to the forklift by inserting forks into fork pockets and chaining the platform to the lif... More

What does the label "D" on a Forklift stand for?
pdf The label "D" indicates that the truck is diesel-fueled, and that it meets the minimum standard for fire hazards. Such trucks are used in normal industry settings, and not deployed for environments with the faintest indication of hazard. More

What does the label "EE" on a Forklift stand for?
pdf The label "EE" indicates that the truck is electric-powered, that it meets the requirements of "ES", and that all the components that can produce sparks are completely enclosed. This type of truck is generally deployed in hazardous environments where... More

What does the label "E" on a Forklift stand for?
pdf The label "E" indicates that the truck is electric-powered, and that it meets the minimum standard for fire hazards. Such trucks are used in normal industry settings, and not deployed for environments with the faintest indication of hazard. More

What types of Forklifts does Crown manufacture?
pdf Crown Equipment Corporation is a manufacturer of electric lift trucks. The company is privately-owned. Crown has an extensive product line, ranging from manual propelled pallet trucks and stackers, power pallet trucks and stackers, sit-down and stand... More

What does the lable "LP" on a Forklift stand for?
pdf The label "LP" indicates that the truck is LPG-fueled, and that it meets the minimum standard for fire hazards. Such trucks are not deployed in hazardous environments. More

How many Forklift dealers does Doosan Forklifts have?
pdf The Forklift group conducts its operations through a network of 94 independent dealers. There are over 220 sales and service locations manned by DIA lift truck dealers throughout the US and Canada. The lift truck product line comprises over 63 separa... More

What does the label "G/LP" on a Forklift stand for?
pdf The label "G/LP" indicates that the truck can be operated on both gasoline as well as LPG, without altering the fuel system in any way, and that it meets the minimum standard for fire hazards. Such trucks are used in normal industry settings, and not... More

What does the label "G" on a Forklift stand for?
pdf The label "G" indicates that the truck is gasoline-fueled, and that it meets the minimum standard for fire hazards. Such trucks are used in normal industry settings, and not deployed for environments with the faintest indication of hazard. More

How do I choose the right Pallet Lift?
pdf Companies wanting to buy a pallet lift may want to consider the context in which the lift is going to be used. In some facilities, the aisles are quite narrow. This automatically eliminates pallet lifts with wider girth, and focuses on lifts which ar... More

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