Forklifts are utilized in nearly all industrial construction sites and in warehouse operations and in boat yards. The reach feature of a lift truck is a very important component used in several applications such as whenever a shelving system is being used to stack pallets. A forklift operator will utilize the machine's reach feature in order to grab pallets which could be situated on a top shelf and places harder to grasp.
It is important for an operator to initially test the machinery and help familiarize the performance of a reach. Learn how the equipment moves, turns, check the speed that the forklift travels and how fast it can pick up and drop objects before you attempt to handle goods. Note whatever safety measures that may come into play. Pay attention to how the machine will slow down when the blades are up in the air.
Start with lifting lighter objects such as an empty pallet, so as to become comfortable with the reach function of the forklift. As soon as the pallet is connected to the forks, tilt them back so the load can securely sit against the grate. This safety grate is situated at the back the the blades and keeps the load from sliding. Set pallets down where preferred by reversing the process. Tilt the forks down over the intended site and level them. The pallets must easily slide away from the safety grate. Set the pallets down.