capacity electric forklift truck is shown in figure 9-52.
Many different models are currently used at naval
activities. Every model has an adjustable two-tine fork
secured to a vertical supporting frame, which can be
telescoped and tilted. An overhead guard may be
provided for the operators safety.
A rechargeable battery provides power for the
operation of the truck and its hydraulic lift and tilt
mechanisms. This type of forklift truck can pick up,
transport, and lift loads weighing up to 6,000 pounds. It
can also handle boxes of ammunition and other
hazardous materials that can be properly supported
across the fork tines. When you handle ammunition, the
truck is spark-enclosed or explosiveproof.
ELECTRIC FORKLIFT TRUCK (REACHING
AND TIEING, CONTINUOUS DUTY, NARROW
AISLE), 4,000-POUND CAPACITY. A typical
4,000-pound electric (reaching and tieing, continuous
duty, narrow aisle) forklift truck is shown in figure 9-53.
Several different models of this type of truck are in use
at naval activities. Every model has an adjustable
two-tine fork. The tines are secured to a vertical
supporting frame that can be telescoped and tilted. The
tines are elevated by a hydraulic-mechanical lift
mechanism. An overhead guard is provided for the
All models of this truck have
outriggers to provide a rigid structure. A rechargeable
battery provides the power for the operation of the truck
and its hydraulic lift and tilt mechanisms. The forklift
truck has mechanical or hydraulic brakes that the
operator applies by using a foot pedal.
This truck is used to pick up, transport, stack, and
unstack palletized unit loads weighing up to 4,000
pounds. It is intended for use in warehouses that have
narrow aisles, low floor-load ratings, and aboard aircraft
carriers. When you use the truck to handle ammunition,
it is spark-enclosed.
The pallet trucks used most frequently by
ordnancemen are discussed in the following paragraphs.
Figure 9-52.Typical 4,000-pound capacity electric forklift truck.