Forklift jib attachments are commonplace in industrial premises and logistical hubs, and are designed to make light work of repetitive manual lifting tasks. When a forklift jib is attached to a forklift, it becomes a highly functional multi-purpose lifting machine.
Typically featuring a hook at the end of the jib arm, a forklift jib attachment is engineered to slide onto the forklift tines and lock in with ease, meaning that your load can be quickly and seamlessly hooked on the jib ready for lifting or transit.
Forklift jibs are simple and effective tools for handling repetitive lifting tasks, making them essential utility items that are often seen in logistical hubs, warehouses, factories, and workshop environments as they are extremely useful for unloading shipping containers.
As a safe and cost effective alternative to hiring or purchasing cranes or hoist equipment, forklift jibs are an economical forklift attachment that supplement the versatility of a forklift fleet.
Utilising your forklift to the best of its ability is always a cost effective method and will save you time, money, and labour in the long run. Simply slide onto the forklift tines and secure with the safety chain. Our forklift jib crane attachments are robust and sturdy in construction, with our larger units able to support loads up to 10,000kg.
The most common types of forklift jibs are:
As New Zealand’s forklift attachment experts, we supply a range of quality forklift jibs 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 jibs are manufactured strictly in accordance with the AS 2359.1 Standard, and are designed to help you move with confidence.
We offer an array of forklift jib options including:
Forklift jibs are specialised forklift attachments, suitable for a wide range of purposes, from towing to battery removal, reaching confined spaces, carrying long loads and more.
There are a wide range of forklift jib attachments available – here is an overview of some of the most commonly found forklift jibs:
This 2,000kg battery removal jib has been designed for the removal and replacement of battery packs into electric operated forklifts.
The slip-on tow ball jib is made for versatility with its distinctive dual purpose tow ball design, allowing both towing and general lifting functionality up to 2,000kg.
A shorter, sturdier variant of the 2,000kg tow ball jib, the short tow ball jib attachment is designed to give increased lift height with low profile, while retaining the dual purpose towing and lifting design. As a general-purpose forklift jib able to manoeuvre in confined spaces, the short tow ball jib has a weight capacity of 4,500kg and features a 1.9 metre reach when fully extended.
The compact long jib is an economical heavy duty forklift jib attachment with a 4,500kg max carrying capacity, and a 3.5 metre reach when fully extended. Ideal for carrying long loads.
A variant of the compact long jib, the compact short jib 4,500kg is designed to give increased lift height as the jibs profile is low. This is a general-purpose jib able to manoeuvre in confined spaces, making it handy for delivering or extracting materials from hard to reach places.
Designed as an essential standby for handling long/awkward loads, this boom forklift attachment jib features a 3.5 metre reach when fully extended and a closed length of 2.1 metres.
The 5,000kg long jib forklift attachment is a step from its 2,500kg little brother, and is designed as a general purpose jib. Great for manoeuvring in confined spaces, it has a 3.5 metre reach when fully extended.
With its 10,000kg maximum safe load rated capacity, this long jib forklift attachment is the heavyweight of our forklift jib attachment range. Featuring a 3.56 metre reach when fully extended, this forklift attachment is also fitted with wide fork pocket centres. The overall jib length when closed is 2.19 metres.
The 2,500kg jib crane attachment is designed as an affordable general-purpose jib compact enough to be able to manoeuvre in confined spaces. The jib’s fully extended reach is 1.96 metres and its closed length is 1.3 metres.
This 5,000kg short (or boom) jib forklift attachment has a 1.96 metre reach when fully extended and an overall length of 1.3 metres when retracted. This will make it easy when manoeuvring loads in confined spaces.
One of the most versatile forklift jib attachments in our range, the tilt jib allows for extra height of up to 2.23 metres with a 3.53 metre reach when fully extended, and can carry loads up to 4,500kg.
Forklift jibs 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 equipment are respected and its use is as intended.
Our knowledgeable team of problem solvers can help you to choose the appropriate crane attachment, increasing the effectiveness of your material handling operation by ensuring you have the “right tool for the job”.
Let us do the heavy lifting for you. Contact us today for an obligation-free consultation and quote.
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