MAINTENANCE OF FORKLIFTS - OD1660 - LESSON 1/TASK 2
forward slowly to position the forks under the load. Once the forks
are under the load, pull the LIFT control lever back until the load
is raised to the desired height.
(c) If the angle of the load is not the same as that of the
truck, when approaching the load, use the ROTATE control lever to
level the forks with the load. If the working space is limited, use
the SHIFT control lever to center the forks on the load.
(6) Tilting the Load.
To tilt the load, pull the TILT control
lever slowly to tilt the load towards the truck. This will avoid the
possibility of the load slipping forward off the forks.
load reaches a safe degree of tilt, release the TILT control lever.
Avoid overloading and sudden stops.
Don't tilt the load out beyond the vertical
position of the mast when it is elevated, unless
the load is over a stack.
(7) Transporting the Load. When transporting the load, raise the
load a minimum of 12 inches from the ground and tilt the load towards
the truck. Then operate the forklift at a safe operating speed for
the type of load and terrain.
Use the ROTATE control lever to
balance uneven loads and to level the load when operating on slopes.
(8) Depositing the Load.
(a) To deposit a load, align the load on the forklift to the
place it is to be stacked. Then push the TILT control lever to move
the mast to a vertical position.