You can find the rated capacity of a forklift on its data plate. OSHA requires “only loads within the rated capacity of a truck shall be handled.” It’s easy to think the rated capacity is the same as maximum capacity, but it’s not that simple. The basic capacity of a forklift is based on the model.

## How do you measure forklift capacity?

A couple of simple calculations are all that’s necessary:

- Divide the load center as stated on the data plate by the actual load center (in the example above, that would be 24/36=. 6666).
- Multiply this result by the rated load capacity (4000X. 6666=2666.6).

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## What is the capacity of a forklift?

Forklift capacity is the measurement of how much weight a particular forklift can lift. Lower capacities begin around 3,000 lbs. and can go up to over 50,000 lbs.

## Where is the capacity plate on a forklift?

The forklift data plate can be found on the instrument panel near the operating controls. It is the responsibility of the operator to understand the capabilities of each forklift and to properly maintain the data plate to ensure it is legible and complete.

## Where is the maximum rated capacity for the forklift located?

At 29 CFR 1910.178(o)(2), OSHA states that “only loads within the rated capacity of a truck shall be handled.” The rated capacity can be found on the “data plate” located on the forklift. You can see an example data plate below.

## What is the weight of a forklift?

The average automobile weighs approximately 3,000 lbs and the average forklift weighs close to 9,000 lbs. Also, forklifts are heavier in the rear to counter the weight of items being carried in the forks.

## What is the maximum weight a forklift can carry?

Forklift capacities range from about 3,000 lbs up to more than 70,000+ lbs. You can find the rated capacity of a forklift on its data plate. OSHA requires “only loads within the rated capacity of a truck shall be handled.” It’s easy to think the rated capacity is the same as maximum capacity, but it’s not that simple.

## What are the 7 classes of forklifts?

The 7 Classes of Forklift Trucks

- Class 1: Electric Motor Rider Trucks.
- Class 2: Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks.
- Class 3: Electric Motor Hand or Hand-Rider Trucks.
- Class 4: Internal Combustion Engine Trucks—Cushion Tires.
- Class 5: Internal Combustion Engine Trucks—Pneumatic Tires.

## How much weight can a 10k forklift lift?

Max. Lift Height: | At Reach Length: | Lift Capacity: |
---|---|---|

34 feet Vertical | 14 feet Extended | 10,000 lbs. |

38 feet Vertical | 18 feet Extended | 8,000 lbs. |

44 feet Vertical | 24 feet Extended | 6,000 lbs. |

55 feet Vertical | 29 feet Extended | 5,000 lbs. |

## How can I increase the capacity of my forklift?

Forklifts with dual tire configurations usually have higher lifting capacities than trucks with single tire configurations. Similarly, tires with wider treads tend to increase the forklift’s overall weight capacity because such tires create a broader stance to improve the truck’s stability pyramid.

## What are the 3 most important pieces of information found on a capacity plate?

This plate displays three important items:

- The maximum persons capacity (XX persons or XXX pounds).
- The maximum carrying weight – persons, motor & gear (pounds).
- The maximum horsepower recommended for the boat.

## When picking up a load the correct fork spacing should be?

Answer: When picking up a load the correct fork spacing should be 6 inches and also the forks must be spaced as wide apart as necessary for the maximum support of the load.

## Where is the point of balance on a forklift?

On a sit-down counterbalanced forklift, the fulcrum or pivot point is the axle of the front wheels. It is this product, or Load Moment, which determines how much overturning force is being applied to the forklift.

## What happens when the load Centre is increased?

The weight capacity of a forklift attachment is tied to what is known as the Maximum Load Moment, which is when the load center distance increases, changing the weight distribution, and as a result, the amount of weight a truck can carry under those conditions.

## What is the best way to handle an uneven load?

Tilt the load against the backrest. If the load is unstable, lift the load slightly first, then carefully tilt it back so that the load stays tight against the backrest. If it’s a stable load and secure on the pallet, tilt first, then lift. Once the load is lifted, lower it to a safe traveling height.

## What should you always do before reversing the forklift?

Reversing the Forklift

- Keep a clear view in the direction of travel.
- Look in the direction of travel. …
- Always be aware of limited visibility, and use extra caution when driving in reverse.
- Consider using ground guides, rear-view mirrors, spotters, or other aids to increase visibility while operating in reverse.

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