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MatHand4 posts on Feb 11, 2010

How do you find out how much a forklift can lift?

Is it the mass x something?


liftruck68 replies on Feb 12, 2010

[Re:] How do you find out how much a forklift can lift?

by osha standards all forklifts are required to have an id tag somewhere in the operators area. another way to tell is many times the model is a number, like say for example the manufacturer is hyster, and its a model 45, the 45 means its a 4500 lb capacity. this may not work for all. the best way is to find the ID tag on it which should tell you.

morris06 replies on Feb 22, 2010

[Re:] How do you find out how much a forklift can lift?

There is a tag/s several places. One is on the mast. Another is or should be visible to the operator when they are at the controls.
If there is a conflict go with the lower limit.
This is the rating with the load all the way back to the mast and not on the tip of the forks or what ever the lifting device is.

forkliftaccess001 replies on Jun 9, 2012

[Re:] How do you find out how much a forklift can lift?

 The max lift of any forklift will be displayed on the side of the unit. This is a Federal law and is a safety measure as well. You can try searching for materials handling shop for handling materials to find more information about forklift.

MCYC replies on Oct 31, 2012

[Re:] How do you find out how much a forklift can lift?

 If you're looking for the capacity of Yale forklifts try our website that has brochures of each class forklift which should have the information you're looking for. Yale Forklift Southern California

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