Designed to be a slip-on attachment, fork spreaders are specialised forklift attachments, engineered to increase the variety of loads a forklift can handle, with a focus on extra wide and flexible loads, improving the versatility and capability of the forklift unit.
Otherwise known as forklift spreader beams or forklift spreader bars, fork spreaders are simple to use and secured to the forklift truck by a safety chain, evenly distributing the load over the length of the attachment throughout the transportation process, ensuring the safety of the goods under load, personnel, and surrounding property.
Commonly seen on industrial and manufacturing sites where there is a frequent material handling capability required, fork spreaders are able to handle and shift a wide variety of extra large or cumbersome loads.
Example goods that fork spreaders are commonly used to haul include:
With the ability to be mounted over the forks of any standard forklift truck in seconds, fork spreaders excel at stabilising and protecting the goods under transport to ensure they reach their intended destination safely, driving operational efficiency and production outputs, while helping to keep personnel and property protected at all times.
As New Zealand’s forklift attachment experts, we supply a range of quality fork spreaders to help turn forklifts into multi-purpose lifting machines. We’ve used our extensive industry knowledge to handpick reputable brands that we know are reliable and safe, ensuring our customers get the right lifting solution product.
Our durable heavy duty forklift fork spreaders are manufactured to be robust transportation devices, designed to help you move with confidence.
In light of the changes to weight distribution after adding a fork spreader attachment, it is advisable to drive and turn slower than normal, particularly when carrying goods under load.
Fork spreaders can play an important role in many material handling operations; but, as with all heavy machinery, care must be taken to ensure that the appropriate technical limitations of the forklift and fork spreader attachment are respected and its use is as intended.
Spreader bars can appear similar lifting beams, check out our articles that looks at the difference between spreader bars and lifting beams for clarity.
Our knowledgeable team of problem solvers can help you to choose the appropriate fork spreader attachment, improving the versatility and effectiveness of your material handling operation by ensuring you have the “right tool for the job”.
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