MAINTENANCE OF FORKLIFTS - OD1660 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
(2) He then places the drive selector lever (located to the rear
of the parking brake) in four wheel drive, releases the parking
brakes and applies the service brake.
(3) The operator then places the transmission range control lever
in position for the desired speed, depending on the weight of the
load and terrain conditions.
(4) Then he places the FWD-NEUT-REV control lever in position for
the desired direction of travel, releases the service brake, presses
down on the accelerator as needed, and proceeds with the task.
If possible the operator should
forklift tracks already made.
(5) If feasible, the operator should approach sand dunes directly
(at right angles to the forklift). Any attempt to scale an incline
sideways and upward usually results in downward slippage.
direct approach cannot be made, the oscillation control lever should
be engaged to balance the load during the ascent.
Do not attempt to cross a slope of 30 or more
because the truck may overturn.
The differential lock may be used when necessary
to gain additional traction in sand or snow.
Picking Up a Load on Improved Surfaces.
When picking up loads
on improved surfaces, the operator should follow these procedures.
(1) The operator should approach the load squarely with the lift forks
at the correct height and spaced so that the load is divided evenly. He