Moving Heavy Objects: Essential Tools for Your Lifting/Carrying Needs

When it comes to carrying, moving, and lifting a wide variety of objects in a warehouse or work site, some numerous devices and attachments can make the work more easy and efficient. The majority of work in conjunction with forklifts, expanding the uses of these already versatile machines.

In a warehouse, forklifts, a MatJack, industrial casters, and skate machines are exceptionally useful pieces of equipment, but there are novelty accessories and products that expand a machine’s level of functionality. This is where the specialty attachments, extensions,  and accessories come in, like self-dumping hoppers, drum handlers, and man-baskets, which increase your forklift’s safety and make it more versatile, for increased efficiency and higher productivity. The return on investment on this specialized equipment is very fast, with the majority paying for themselves within a bunch of uses.

A few of the most highly recommended accessories, extensions, and attachments for your needs of lifting, carrying, and Moving Heavy Objects include:

Carpet Poles: Rolled carpets are usually quite difficult and heavy to bear. In certain situations, they might also be stored on high or elevated shelves, making them dangerous for workers to pull down. Carpet poles or forklift rug rams allow the forklift’s driver to slide the pole into a rolled carpet’s center, lifting the carpet from its shelf and moving it to a different location.

Drum Handlers: If you utilize a steel, fiber, or plastic chimed drum, a drum handler is a perfect tool for you. They typically come in light, mid-size, and heavy-duty models with capacities that range from 750 pounds to 4000 pounds scale.

Forklift Forks: Forged forklift forks are produced in twin sets, giving you the confidence that every pair of forks you buy will be even in tip density and blade height. A standard locking pin kit comes along with a forklift replacement fork to hold the blade in place on the lift truck. They are normally available in several classes, such as Class 2 or Class 3 mount, in varying lengths of up to 96 inches.

Forklift Extensions: A forklift fork extension enables the handling of odd-shaped loads with greater stability and less product damage. Just slip the extension over the fork, and it will lie on top of your fork and secure to the fork hanger.

Boxed Fork Extensions: A boxed fork extension is designed for extended capacity, handling 4,000 pounds per set, opposed to the 2,500 pounds capacity on regular extensions. They are intended to be used on shaft-mount forks but can be applied to almost all types of forklift forks.

Lift Jibs: Lift Jibs allow flexibility in the lifting of big, bulky loads, like bar stock, tubes, and pipes. The forklift lift jib glides over forks and attaches to the lift truck with a safety chain. Multiple hole spots and two standard swivel hooks with shackles offer you different lifting options.

Self-Dumping Hoppers: When you are striving to keep your job site clean or maintaining a plant, consider a self-dumping hopper. These inexpensive units help in collecting, storing, and transporting bulk materials, and it’s easier for a forklift driver to transport them by slipping forks into their fork pockets. When it has been moved to the right place, open the safety latch, and the hopper will tilt forward and let its contents loose. After that, the self-dumping hopper will return to its position, and it is reusable for a new load of materials immediately.

Load Backrests: Steel load backrests are manufactured to secure the load from falling toward the equipment operator. This allows the product to lay against a flat, square surface that makes loading processes safe.

Forklift Man-Baskets: These safety man-baskets are designed to lift employees above the ground with a forklift.

Snow Bucket: These are made for forklift use and are easily attachable with a safety chain. The snow bucket is a fast attach snow plow, usually with a self-dumping mechanism that activates with just a pull on the release cable by the forklift driver.

Trailer Mover: A fork-mounted trailer mover is a perfect way to make use of your forklift for moving towable trailers around in a facility. No more time is wasted in acquiring a tow vehicle connected to a trailer; simply insert your forks into the trailer mover, wrap the safety chain across the carriage, and voila! You are ready to go!

Industrial caster: An Industrial Caster is a heavy-duty caster that is manufactured and designed to carry heavy loads, in some instances up to thirty thousand pounds. These casters may have either a rigid caster design or a swivel

MatJack: MatJack can offer you high-pressure air lifting bags, medium pressure lifting cushions, low pressure lifting cushions with which you can lift several tons, with only a click of a button.