Lift trucks are used in just about 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 whenever a shelving system is being utilized to stack pallets. A lift truck operator would utilize the machine's reach feature to grab pallets which could be positioned on a top shelf and areas harder to grasp.
It is important for an driver to initially 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 could pick up and drop things before you attempt to deal with merchandise. Note whichever safety measures which may come into play. Pay attention to how the machinery will slow down when the forks are up in the air.
Start with raising lighter objects such as an empty pallet, to be able to become comfortable with the reach function of the lift truck. As soon as the pallet is attached to the blades, tilt them back so the load can securely sit against the grate. This safety grate is positioned at the rear of the the tines and keeps the load from sliding. Set pallets down where preferred by reversing the process. Tilt the tines down over the intended location and level them. The pallets must effortlessly slide away from the safety grate. Set the pallets down.