Basic Parts Explained
If you have ever worked in a warehouse, you have probably seen how a forklift looks like. However, if you need to learn how to use it, you maybe need some help, and this article can be a little guide.
What you should know from the start is that you can use Gas for Forklifts or electric ones. The main part of it is the truck frame, which gives it stability. The other parts, wheels, mast and counterweight are attached to it. The counterweight is the rear part of the machine that is there to balance out the weight that you are supposed to lift and transport somewhere. As we said, all forklifts can be powered by gas, either diesel, LPG, or CNG.
Electric forklifts use acid-powered batteries. Another important part is the carriage, which is at the base of the forklift, and it can be moved up and down. One of the crucial parts is the mast, which lifts the load, and brings it down. It has to have rollers to be able to function properly, which is why you should check the mechanism often. Some other parts you should know about are hydraulic cylinders, roller chain pulleys, and controls. They are in charge of maneuvering the forklift and lifting mechanisms. You should always check if you have Gas for Forklifts and if every part is working properly because you can prevent many injuries and damage that way.
Now you have a grasp of how a forklift looks like, and what are the main parts, so it would be easier once you start working on it. It will be a lot easier when you start but keep this information at your hand, especially in the beginning.