(fig. 9-44). It shows a typical 6,000-pound capacity
forklift truck. This truck has a diesel engine and four
pneumatic rubber tires. It is typical of the size and
capacity ordnancemen usually use. A number of
different models of this forklift truck are used 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 lifting and tilting
mechanisms are hydraulically operated. An overhead
guard is also provided for the operator's safety. Forklift
trucks have either dual or single front wheels, diesel
engines, power-shifted transmissions, and either
pneumatic or cushion tires. The main difference
between the 4,000- and 6,000-pound trucks is in
load-carrying capacity and in overall truck dimensions
and weight. The exhaust systems of these trucks have
spark-arresting devices that are used even when
handling ammunition in the open.
Figure 9-44.Typical 6,000-pound capacity diesel forklift trucks.