Fork Lift Association & Thorough Examination

How Do Forklift Load Centres Work?

It is a common belief that a forklift can safely lift any load up to the maximum rated lift capacity to its maximum lift height, this is incorrect, however. In this article, we will explain forklift load capacity and how they work.

When undertaking lifting operations a forklift can be viewed like a seesaw, with the front axle of wheels acting like the fulcrum of a seesaw.

When picking up a load, the front end of the unit becomes top-heavy. Counterbalance forklifts negate this added weight to ensure the unit stays level and doesn’t tip over.

The load centre is the balance point of a load where it will be evenly balanced whilst sitting horizontally on tynes with one end of the load butting up against the carriage.

Avoid Accidents and Injuries

In order to avoid injuries, it is imperative that all operators know the load centre of the load they are trying to lift and its effect on the rated capacity of the unit.

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How Do Forklift Load Centres Work?