Forklifts are utilized in nearly all industrial construction sites and in warehouse operations and in boat yards. The reach feature of a lift truck is a very important part utilized in various applications such as when a shelving system is being used to stack pallets. A forklift operator would utilize the equipment's reach feature to be able to grab pallets which could be positioned on a top shelf and areas more difficult to grasp.
It is important for an driver to initially test the machinery and help familiarize the operations of a reach. Learn how the machine turns, moves, check the speed that the lift truck travels and how fast it can pick up and drop items before you attempt to deal with products. Note whatever safety measures that could come into play. Pay attention to how the equipment would slow down whenever the blades are up in the air.
Begin by picking up lighter loads such as empty pallets, so that you become more accustomed with the reach function of the lift truck. When the pallet is securely connected to the blades, tilt them back so the load is safely resting against the grate. This safety grate is located at the rear of the the forks and keeps the load from shifting. Set pallets down where preferred by reversing the process. Tilt the tines down over the intended location and level them. The pallets should effortlessly slide away from the safety grate. Set the pallets down.