Sunday, September 23, 2012

The myriad uses of the pallet fork

The telescopic handler is a heavy duty machine that is provided with numerous attachments to accomplish various tasks in various sectors. The pallet fork is one of the most common attachments since it is highly functional and has a key role to play in almost every sector. The main use of the pallet forks is to carry heavy loads and transport them from one place to the other. This is the reason they find their application in heavy duty industries, agricultural sector, shipping industry, lumbering industry, road constructions and many more.

In the agricultural industry, the pallet forks play a critical role since they help in transporting the harvested crops and bundles of hay to the intended destination. The wool that is obtained from the sheep on the farm and the milk cans also need to be transported to their intended destination using this fork. The lumbering industry has benefited greatly from this attachment. Prior to the invention of the pallet fork, it was a herculean task to transport timber. In the forest, animals such as the elephants were put to use in certain countries for this purpose. The advent of this attachment put an end to this practice and enhanced the efficiency of the timber industries too. In the shipping industry, this fork attachment is responsible for the movement of heavy cargo to and from the ships or trailers that are in charge of transporting it to various locations.

This attachment is fastened to the tapering end of the boom that is not connected to the telehandler. It is imperative to ensure quality checks are performed, after the pallet fork is connected to the boom (arm of the telehandler), to ensure it is securely fastened in place with the help of nuts and bolts. Most of the work place related accidents are caused due to the improper handling of the telehandlers and forks since they carry heavy loads. In addition to inspecting the manner in which the attachment is fixed to the arm, it is also important to hire people who are trained to handle these machines and attachments to reduce the liability.

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