Gypsum Forks are forks having a tall shank that extends very high above the top hook. To this shank, a synthetic covering, usually replaceable, is added. Replacement pads are available. The pads are impervious to grease and do not mark the sheet and are extremely durable. The 70 durometer pad is bonded to a steel
Usually the fork is bolted all the way up the upright. In most instances, the bolt-on design reduces deflection in the upright of the fork, thus reducing the overall deflection. The forks can either be bolted on from the front or the back of the carrier. If bolted from the front, the holes will be
Drum forks are forks having the inside of the blade radiused to match the wall of a standard steel 55 gallon drum. This design is used on fork positioners and pallet fork clamps. These cut-out forks can be configured as one cut-out on each fork to handle single drums or two drums side by side,
Tire Forks are forks having a full length bevel along the inner face of the fork. This bevel is used to allow the forks to slide under the tread of a tire or stack of tires for damage prevention and stability during handling. Tire forks have a blunt tip and no bottom taper.
Spark retardant forks are used in hazardous operations where spark-proof forklifts are used or where sparks may caused combustion/explosion. These forks are brass coated both on the blade and the face and sides of the shank. The brass is usually 1/8” thick and perhaps a little thicker on the bottom for wear resistance. The brass
Kiss Forks are used to handle coils and are made with a bend in the lower shank. The bend shapes the fork shank so that even though the shanks are separated, they offset toward each other so that the blades “kiss” each other. The forks are then used in the core of the coil. The
Coil Forks are used to handle steel or other coiled materials. These forks made with the top corners of the blades chamfered or radiused to prevent scoring or denting of the inner layers. When both forks are used together in the core, only the top outer corners need this shape. If each fork is used
ITA Class II & III Folding Forks Folding Forks fold up against the shank. They are used to shorten the overall length of a forklift. Uses could be in space restricted areas like elevators, or on forklifts that are transported on the platforms built onto the rear of flatbed trailers. Minimum thickness of these forks
Lumber Forks or Full-Tapered Forks or Full-Taper and Polished Forks are made with a typical maximum thickness of 1.5 inches and in various widths, depending on the load weight. They are all made as full bottom taper forks, meaning the taper runs from the tip , back to approx. 2 inches from the bend. The
Block Forks are narrow forks, usually used in multiples, that enter the openings of concrete blocks that are turned on their sides. A layer of these blocks is used as the actual load carrying pallet in unit loads of blocks.
Pin type forks have no standard shape or size. They vary from OEM to OEM and by trucks within a brand. Because of this we ask many questions of customers. We use 2 drawings to gain dimensional data needed to make the forks to fit. These tell us where the fork tubes are located. The
Hook-ITA fork classes are the same world -wide under ISO standards. The standard FEM hook style fork arms come in two types, “A’ & “B”. The difference in the types reflect differences in the ground-to-carriage distance when the mast id fully lowered. Type “A” is primarily used for indoor and many outdoor trucks. Type “B”
Forklift Forks are one of those common components of industry that for some reason manages to allude us in establishment of common vocabulary. Referred to in different circles as forks, forklift tines , forklift blades , forklift teeth, etc. they are essentially the load bearing components on the front of standard configuration forklifts. Not only