MAINTENANCE OF FORKLIFTS - OD1660 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
then ensures that the lock assemblies are secure in the chain, and
that the special lock handles are in the locked position (figure 4 on
(2) The inching pedal is then depressed about halfway to move the
truck forward slowly until the lift forks are completely under the
load. After the forks are under the load, the operator depresses the
inching pedal fully to neutralize the transmission.
(3) The operator depresses the accelerator slightly, not more than
1/2 throttle or approximately 1500 revolutions or minute (rpm).
then pulls back the fork lift control lever and picks up the load.
(4) With the fork lift control lever pulled back, the load is
tilted, preventing it from slipping from the lift forks.
operator pulls back the fork extension control lever to retract the
load to the carry position and provide a better balance of the truck.
Picking Up a Load On Unimproved Surfaces.
When picking up
materials or a load on unimproved surfaces, the operator should first
approach the load squarely and then stop the truck, leaving ample
room to make fork adjustments. He should:
(1) Push the fork extension control lever forward to extend the
Next, he should push the fork control lever
forward to tilt the fork carriage to the vertical position (figures 4
and 5 on the pages 8 and 10).
(2) The operator then pushes the
fork lift control lever forward
and lowers the forks to correct the
He then checks to see
that the forks are spaced to divide
the load evenly. If necessary,
he uses the fork side shift control
lever to properly position the
forks from side to side.
down to drive the truck slowly forward until the forks are completely
under the load.
The inching button is then depressed fully to
neutralize the transmission and accelerate the engine not more than
1/2 throttle or approximately 1500 rpm. The fork lift control lever
is pulled back to pick up the load.
The fork tilt control