Forward Lift, part of Vehicle Service Group (VSG) and Dover, has introduced a new line of frame-engaging adapter kits for use on Forward's mobile column lifts.
The company says the attachments allow technicians to more easily lift and service a wider range of forklifts, such as reach and pallet trucks, among others.
"Our customers depend on Forward's mobile column lifts to service their fleets' trucks, and this new adapter kit allows for their expanded use, adding more flexibility to an already versatile product," says Doug Spiller, Director of Heavy-Duty Product Management, Forward Lift.
One of the most important aspects of forklift safety involves conducting regular and thorough inspections. The frame-engaging mobile column lift adapters allow for better access and visibility for inspections and repairs, Forward Lift says. Whether using it for inspections, seal or tire replacements, or steering, caster, and pin replacements or adjustments, the mobile column adapter assembly provides a safe way to gain under-vehicle access and keeps technicians off the floor, the company adds.
"Forward Lift has been manufacturing quality lifts for more than 50 years, and we remain focused on continuing to produce equipment that helps our customers increase productivity, reduce unit downtime and maximize safety standards," adds Spiller.
The forklift adapter kits are designed to work in tandem with two Forward mobile column lifts, FCHW13 and FCHW18. The system requires no dedicated floor space and comes equipped with a red caster cart for easy storage. Forward Lift adds the adapter assembly, which weighs 880 pounds, quickly and easily engages and captures the forklift within itself for added stability. The kit also includes 1/2-in., and 3/4-in., leveling spacers.