MAINTENANCE OF FORKLIFTS - OD1660 - LESSON 1/TASK 1
lever is then pulled back to tilt the load and prevent it from
slipping from the forks. Lastly, the fork extension control lever is
pulled back to retract the load to the carry position and better
balance the truck.
Depositing the Load. After the operator has picked up the load
and moved it to a specific point, he must then unload it. He should
follow these procedures when depositing the load from the forklift:
(1) The operator should carefully drive to the position where the
load is to be deposited. He then depresses the inching button while
pushing the fork extension control lever forward to extend the forks
longitudinally (figures 4 and 5 on pages 8 and 10).
(2) The operator then pushes the fork tilt control lever forward
to tilt the carriage to the vertical position. If the load is to be
deposited on ground level, the operator will push the forklift
control lever forward and allow the load to be lowered slowly to its
desired resting place.
He will continue to lower the forks until
they can be easily withdrawn from the pallet. Then he will place the
FWD-NEUT-REV control lever in REV and release the inching button.
(3) However, if the load is to be deposited on a
tiered stack, the
forklift control lever is pulled back until the
load reaches the
desired height above the tier.
The inching button
is then released
about halfway and the truck is inched forward until
the load is above
the resting place.
(4) The inching pedal is again depressed and the forklift control
lever is pushed forward to lower the load carefully to its resting
place. The forks are lowered until they can be easily withdrawn from
The FWD-NEUT-REV control lever is placed in the REV
position and the inching pedal is released.
Forklift Stopping Instructions.
Now that you have an
understanding of how the operator performs different operations on
the forklift, this paragraph will describe how he stops the forklift
once he has finished the job.
To stop the forklift the operator
follows these steps: