Automatic Pallet Forks

Product Description

The Automatic Pallet Forks effectively convert an overhead crane into an effective pallet mover. There are many applications where fork trucks cannot be operated due to a lack of floor space for example high rise developments. Our crane forks are equipped with adjustable forks, height adjustment and an automatic balancing sprung head along with pre-fitted restraint net frame (net supplied separately).

Approximate lead time: Approx 2-3 days

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Specification Sheet (PDF)

Product Variations

Model Weight (kg) Fork Length (mm) Fork Cross Section (mm) Fork Opening Range (mm) Load Capacity (KG) Overall Height (mm) Price Qty
IPF-BOS-10-20 170 1000 100-x-35 300-1000 2000 1800-2500 Call/Enquire for prices
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IPF-BOS-12-20 190 1200 100-x-35 300-1000 2000 1800-2500 Call/Enquire for prices
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Operation

  • Operate overhead crane / HIAB into position directly over the crane forks.
  • Place the crane/HIAB hook onto the lifting eye of the attachment.
  • Slacken the thumbscrews to position the forks at the widest possible distance apart to suit the pallet.
  • Retighten thumb screws onto rail ensuring that they are adequately tightened and secure.
  • With the pallet forks slightly raised, manually re-position the Pallet Forks to enter the pallet with the handles provided on the rear of the frame.
  • Operate overhead crane / HIAB to enter the forks fully into the pallet.
  • Once fully inserted into the load, place the safety strap around the load & secure.
  • Lift the pallet clear of the ground and slide restraint net underneath. Attach to the six net hoops on the frame. Always use a restraint net when lifting overhead.
  • When positioned correctly & secured, the load is ready for movement.

Maintenance

  • The Pallet Forks should be inspected weekly for general condition with attention paid to: A – All weld points, B – Wear & distortion of thumb screws, C – Any damaged components, D – Lock & latches, E – Pivot points
  • All bolts must be checked for tightness.
  • The pivot bars must be kept greased.
  • The spring should be oiled.
  • Check the restraint net for damage and replace if worn.
  • Damage or failure must be reported and rectified immediately prior to re-use of Pallet Forks.
  • General surface rusting especially in the critical areas should be treated with proprietary inhibitors, primers and paint on a regular basis.
  • This product is certified for six (6) months from the date of manufacture after which it is the customer’s responsibility to have the product re-tested at an approved testing facility or inspected and logged in a register by a competent person as advised by the HSE.

Health & Safety

  • The manager of the department or section where the attachment is to be used must be responsible for ensuring the operators are fully conversant with the attachment, its operation & maintenance.
  • Ensure both the crane and attachment can handle the intended load and its contents.
  • Operators must keep clear of the mechanism whilst in operation.
  • Do not shock load the attachment under any circumstance.
  • In the event of failure during operation do not attempt rectification or re-operation while the attachment is off the ground. The attachment must be returned safely to floor level for inspection.
  • Never drive at the product at an excessive speed as this may result in injury to the driver and/or damage to the attachment and Fork Lift Truck.
  • Keep hands away from all moving parts.

    Standard Features

  • Spring loaded self-balancing head.
  • Safety Net Frame
  • Adjustable Height – Clear Height 1200-1900mm
  • Adjustable Fork Widths
  • Convenient Hand Holds.
  • Painted bright orange for safety

    Optional Features

  • Restraint net – N.B The net is not certified or designed to catch a falling load, it is designed to withstand a partial collapse of the load.