The percent (%) of grade that a truck
can ascend or descend.
A category of industrial truck designed
to effectively transport material
in the horizontal direction.
A device used to measure density or
specific gravity of the sulfuric acid-water
The average velocity in metert-per-minute
when raising the load carriage throughout
its operating range specified for
empty and loaded conditions.
The portion of the carriage and forks
which supports the load when it is
tilted rearward, upward or elevated.
CENTER, HORIZONTAL (LC) :
The horizontal distance from the intersection
of the fork face and fork heel (or
equivalent load positioning structure)
to the center of gravity of the load.
CENTER, VERTICAL :
The vertical distance from the carrying
surface of the fork (or equivalent
load carrying structure) to the center
of gravity of the load.
The portion of the load which projects
beyond the front, back or sides of
the pallet, skid and/or load beam
(See also Pallet Overhang.)
As pertaining to reach and straddle
trucks, those wheels that are located
in the baselegs.
HEIGHT (LH) :
The vertical dimension to the top
surface of the forks when the carriage
is at its lowest position, but not
dragging on the floor.
The average velocity in FPM when lowering
the load carriage throughout its operating
range, as specified for empty and
The support member that provides a
structure to permit vertical movement
of the carriage. It is usually constructed
out of C-Channel uprights that provide
the supporting pathway for the carriage
A person or equipment assigned the
function of selecting material required
for orders from storage.
LENGTH (OAL) :
Length of fork truck extremities measured
in direction of fork length.
WIDTH (OAW) :
Width of fork truck extremities measured
in direction of fork width.
GUARD (OHG) :
A framework fitted to a truck over
the head of the operator's envelope.
A load supporting structure usually
built with wooden front-to-back stringers
and top and bottom decks with openings
that allow pick up and transportation
by a fork truck. Pallet specifications
should be stated as length (stringer)
TRUCK (P) :
A (High-Lift or Low-Lift) truck with
a load handling platform designed
to pick up and deposit a customer's
particular type of skid.
A powered industrial truck designed
primarily to draw one or more trailers
or other mobile loads.
RADIUS (OUTSIDE) :
Half the diameter of the largest circle
described by the outermost projection
of a truck when driving slowly with
the steering mechanism at the optimum
The distance, in inches, from floor
to the underside of the truck.
A measure of battery potential, stated
A category of (Low-Lift and High-Lift)
trucks controlled by a walking operator.