Lift trucks are used in practically all boat yards and in industrial construction sites and in warehouse operations. The reach feature of a lift truck is a vital component utilized in various applications like whenever a shelving system is being used to stack pallets. A forklift operator will use the equipment's reach feature so as to grab pallets which could be placed on a top shelf and places more difficult to grasp.
Turn the lift truck on and test yourself to get acquainted with the operating procedures. Previous to raising whatever stuff, become aware of how the equipment turns, how fast the lift truck moves, how quickly the blades lift and drop and how fast the reach operates. Note whichever safety measures which may come into play. Pay attention to how the machinery will slow down whenever the tines are up in the air.
Start with raising lighter things such as an empty pallet, so as to become comfortable with the reach function of the lift truck. Once the pallet is attached to the tines, tilt them back so the load can safely sit 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 tines down over the intended location and level them. The pallets should easily slide away from the safety grate. Set the pallets down.