GLOSSARY OF ATTACHMENTS, ENGINES, AND TIRES

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Forklift Attachments

  • Carpet poles: This is an attachment that can be attached to the forklift’s lifting mechanism directly. The pole is used to insert into tightly rolled carpet in order to easily pick it up from shelves and moving it to another location without having employees lift those heavy, awkward roles themselves.
  • Drum handlers: This attachment is perfect for material handling companies dealing with plastic, steel, or fiber drums. This is a set of jaws that clamp onto the top of the drum stabilizing it on the platform on the bottom of the drum ensuring the lid will not fall off while transporting the drums around the site and loading/unloading them.
  • Forklift Forks: This attachment is what you would see most often on forklifts. The forks allow the operator to easily pick up and transport materials on pallets around the jobsite.
  • Heavy duty forklift extensions: These fork extensions are an accessory that makes the existing forks both longer and capable of carrying a heavier capacity load. Simply slide your fork into the forklift extension and secure it by placing the locking pin through the brackets on the back. Extensions available in 48″, 54″, 60″, 63″, 72″, 84″, 90″ & 96″ lengths
  • Lift Jibs: Lift Jibs allow for flexible lifting of long, bulky loads, such as bar stock, piping and tubing. The forklift lift jib slide over forks and secure to lift truck with a safety chain. Multiple hole locations and (2) standard swivel hook with shackles give you many lifting options. Standard lift jib goes from 82” retracted length to 144” fully extended. The loop handle on the end allows for ease of extending the jib. The T-lock on side screws down to clamp extension in place when desired length is set.
  • Load backrests: These backrests are essential and required by OSHA for every forklift. This attachment prevents any load from falling back towards the operator. All load backrests are either bolt-on or slip-on style. Special backrests, such as notched center and electric pallet truck backrests are available upon request. The backrests are also made to order from the manufacturer’s depending on the applications of the forklift.
  • Man baskets – Construction: This attachment is similar to the other basket above, but this is designed specifically for telehandlers (rough terrain forklifts). The basket is slightly larger than the man basket for warehouse forklifts and also features a traction cover for the floor of the basket to prevent slipping if working in wet conditions.
  • Man-baskets – Forklift: This basket turns the forklift into a small manlift. This allows the forklift operator to lift personnel into the air, in a small basket using the forklift. This could be used for small jobs like replacing lights, electrical works, etc.
  • Self-dumping hoppers: This “bucket-type” attachment is perfect for all jobsite applications. This eases the tedious end of the day clean up needed for any job. This attachment helps collect, store and transport bulk materials, and it is easy for a forklift operator to transport them by sliding forks into their built-in fork pockets. Once it has been moved to the right location, release the safety latch and the hopper will tilt forward and release its content. Then, the self-dumping steel hopper will return to its locked position and it can be reused for another load of materials immediately.
  • Snow bucket: This is a quick attachment that turns a forklift into a snowplow. The bucket also has a self-dumping mechanism, like the self-dumping hopper above, that is activated with a release cable. This is perfect for snow removal around warehouses and jobsites where there is a smooth, paved surface.
  • Trailer mover: The trailer hitch attachment is perfect to quickly move any towable trailers or lifts that have a ball hitch on them. This attachment is quickly added to the forklift by sliding the forks into the attachment and safely wrapping the chain around the carriage of the forklift. This allows the operator to quickly hitch to a trailer and move it around the yard or jobsite easily.

Boom Lift Attachments

Access Deck: This approved attachment gives the operator a small, extra step on the platform to work from. Attached to the platform midrail, this additional access enables operators to get into restricted spaces to increase productivity.

Aircraft Protection Package: This factory-installed attachments allows the operator to work up-close to any sensitive work areas without fear of damages. With the foam-padded auxiliary rails located on the top and sides, plus a padded proximity-sensing rail underneath, it is perfect for safe operation. If any of these rails contact the surface, all motion functions stop.

Auxiliary Rail: This is an attachment that goes above the top railing on the basket. The auxiliary rail creates an additional layer of safety for the operator.

Contact Alarm: This safety accessory is designed to stop boom functions and alert ground personnel when an operator contacts the activation cable. A contact alarm is perfect for electricians when working near telephone wires.

Expo Installer: Allows for precise, easy placement of signs, banners, and hanging decor. Designed to make operators more efficient when working at height, these attachments are currently only made for indoor boom lifts.

Fall Arrest Bar: Fall arrest bars provide additional safety for operators while giving them the ability to move freely on an adjacent structure outside of the platform. The arrest bar includes a sliding arm that’s designed to allow the operator to be anchored with a fall arrest lanyard. It is easily added and removed to the basket when needed.

Light Package: Additional lighting is perfect for jobs that require the operator to work in the evening or in low-light areas like under a bridge. This accessory consists of two, chassis-mounted drive lights and two platform-mounted work lights to illuminate the work area.

Operator Protective Structure: This attachment connects to the top railing of 6ft and 8ft platforms and gives the operator additional safety from overhead obstacles when raising the boom.

Panel Cradle: The panel cradle consists of two cradles, two foam cushions, and a load-restraining strap. –It’s perfect for drywall, glass panes, wood panels, and more. The cradle allows the operator to strap the materials to the outside of the basket, raise to working height, and easily access the materials for the job.

Pipe Cradle: A pipe cradle allows the boom operator to easily transport pipes with stability to working height. The cradle is easily attached to the platform with U-bolts, and it rests on the floor of the platform to transfer the weight of the pipes away from the guard rails.

Platform Control Box Cover: This cover is attached to the top of the control panel in the basket and prevents any loose debris from entering the control box. It also saves the box from any potential paint overspray, falling trees, etc.

Platform Mesh (Full, Half, Screen):

  • Full: Covers all four sides of the platform from the floor to the top rail, without obstructing the lanyard attachment points on the rail.
  • Half: Acts as a guard to help keep materials and tools from falling out of the platform. A swing gate allows operators to enter and exit the platform without having to duck under a sliding midrail. This can make a big difference especially with tools or materials in hand.
  • Screen: Designed to encapsulate the boom platform fully covering the bottom, sides, door, and control panel. This accessory is specifically designed so nothing dropped while inside the platform can fall out.

Tool Tray: This attachment is a simple tray that hangs on the railing of the basket that can hold small tools and materials in order to prevent clutter and tripping.

Engines & Motors

CAT: While CAT also owns the subsidiary of Perkins Engines, they also manufacture their own line of diesel, industrial engines. These engines produced by Caterpillar themselves are more fuel efficient and meet tougher emissions standards than the Perkins’ models. They offer a range of power between 25.5 HP to 751 HP with around 58 different models including:

  • 3054C
  • 3616
  • C0.5
  • C15

They have a complete listing of each model offering on their website. https://www.cat.com/en_US/products/new/power-systems/industrial/industrial-diesel-engines.html

Cummins: Cummins engines pride themselves on providing more power with less service on their engines. With ratings from 49-1200 HP, their diverse construction engine lineup offers the flexibility to meet your specific power solution needs. Cummins guarantees simpler, easier installation with greater flexibility for global markets, higher power density with greater low-end torque for improved productivity and efficiency, and lower total cost of ownership with extended maintenance intervals and improved fuel economy. You will see these Cummins diesel engines in every JLG or SkyTrak telehandler as well as some Genie telehandlers. Their lineup of industrial engines include:

  • F3.8, B4.5
  • B6.7
  • L9

A full list of their new models is available on their website. https://www.cummins.com/engines/construction

Deutz: Deutz is a world leader in the engineering and manufacturing of world-class diesel engines with a product range of between 30 and 700 HP. You will often see this engine make in both Genie and JLG booms as well as some telehandlers. Deutz was the world’s first manufacturer of the four-stroke diesel engine almost 150 years ago. They are currently manufacturing and servicing their Tier 4 engines, but they already have some Tier 5 engines being sold in the more emission stringent European market. Some of the engine models that Deutz has available now are as follows:

  • TCD 2.9
  • TCD 3.6 Diesel
  • TCD 4.1
  • TCD 6.1
  • TCD 7.8

A complete list of their models can be found at the following link. https://www.deutzsupport.com/products/diesel-engines-cat/

John Deere: John Deere provides diesel engines for agriculture, construction, forestry, mining, generator drive, and thousands of other applications around the world. With ratings from 36-505 HP, they offer 20 different model types. They also have naturally Aspirated, Turbocharged & Turbo Aftercooled options available for some models. You will see these engines in some older model JLG telehandlers. John Deere offers three separate engine series with multiple options under those. The three series are the:

  • 3029 series
  • 4045 series
  • 6068 series

For the complete list of their models and series information check out their website.

https://www.powerequipment.com.au/products/john-deere-power-system/john-deere-industrial-engines/

Kubota: Kubota manufactures diesel industrial engines for the construction, agriculture, and other production industries across the spectrum with over 100 different models. They were the first manufacturer to receive the certificate for the U.S. CARB BULGE emission regulations for engines under 19 kw in 1993. Every engine shipped from the Kubota factory is hot tested to ensure the engine performs to your expectations. Kubota manufacturing technology enables precision engineered crankcases to maintain high quality throughout production.

For their complete inventory of industrial engines check out the Kubota website. https://global.engine.kubota.co.jp/en/products/?use_name_id=1

Perkins: Perkins Engines Company Limited, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc, is primarily a diesel engine manufacturer for several markets including agricultural, construction, material handling, power generation and industrial. These engines, specifically their tier 4i model are seen in many Genie boom lifts. Some of their diesel engine models available are the:

  • 402D-05,
  • 402J-05
  • 403F-07
  • 403J-05

A complete list could be found on the Perkins website link. https://www.perkins.com/en_GB/products/new/perkins/industrial/industrial-diesel-engines.html

Tires

  • Foam Filled RT: These tires look and function the same as the pneumatic tires specified above, but they are more valuable because they are not susceptible to punctures from nails, sharp rocks, etc. They are manufactured by filling the air tires with liquid foam that then expands and hardens inside the tire itself to make the tire almost solid. This type of tire is middle of the road in terms of price, slightly more expensive than the pneumatic.
  • High flotation: The high flotation tires are a more niche type. These are seen mostly in southern states with an abundance of sand, loose shale rock surfaces. These are air filled tires, but they lack the deep treads seen on the three types above and they are also wider in order to space out the weight of the machine on a wider to surface to ensure the tires do not sink in the sand.
  • Non-marking: The structure of these tires is like those of the solid tires in terms of the tire being one solid piece of rubber. The difference is the surface of these tires are smooth so that they will not create marks on paved surfaces like concrete. These non-marking tires are standard for most electric booms and scissor lifts for use indoors. These can be purchased as a set of 4 for a relatively low cost compared to the rough terrain tires.
  • Pneumatic RT: These pneumatic or air-filled tires are the standard for most aerial and construction equipment. They have deep treads which makes them perfect for rough terrain surfaces like gravel and dirt. They are the lowest cost option because they are still prone to punctures causing flat tires.
  • Solid rubber: The solid rubber tires are the most sought-after type when talking about rough terrain tires. They again, serve the same purpose as the pneumatic or foam filled tires with their deep treads, but instead of being filled with air or hardened foam they are one piece of solid rubber. They came take more damage and punctures than either of the other types and the tread typically lasts much longer. These are significantly more expensive than the other types because of the length of time needed between replacements.
  • Tire socks: These are not tires, but accessories for tires. These are used to make rough terrain tires serve the same purpose as the non-marking tires. They are a thick piece of material that covers the treads on rough terrain tires that enables you to drive indoors and not making any marks.

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