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Need advice on using TILT when placing a load

Tilt has really discouraged my ability to place pallets on the highest point of the racks. I've gotten stuck in the pallet to where im either pulling it out as I retract my forks, or pushing it in when I try to readjust. Our machines don't have any tilt indicators. So I finally found the perfect tilt that gets me out of any pallet, but today I encountered a bad/damaged pallet. Is there any tips and tricks anybody could tell me about tilt?? Only thing I can think of is to hold "tilt up" for so many seconds, and to get it level again holding "tilt down" for that same amount of seconds. But I feel like there's gotta be better ways and tips of using tilt. Just so I can be certain I can retract and pull out safely without bringing the whole pallet back out with me. BRING ON THE TIPS AJD TRICKS OF TILT
  • Posted 3 Jan 2020 19:10
  • Discussion started by Nicole_Shadd
  • Minnesota, United States
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Hi I'm a forklift truck instructor.

When raising your forks to take a load down, stop when the forks are at your eye level and looking along the top edge of the forks adjust the tilt control until the forks are level, then continue up to pallet entry height and insert the forks, do not adjust the tilt again until you have entered the pallet and raised the load.

When placing a load onto a stack or rack, use the same procedure as above, only this time look along the bottom of the pallet to judge if the load is level, once you have placed the load apply a small amount of forward tilt to free the forks if required before withdrawing them, this slight forward tilt upon placing the load is sometimes required when placing a heavy load to compensate for the fact that the forks will spring to a slightly tilted back position when a heavy weight is removed from them, even though the load was level when you checked it at eye level.

Hope this helps.
  • Posted 12 Jan 2020 11:56
  • Modified 12 Jan 2020 11:57 by poster
  • Reply by FLTS
  • United Kingdom
Google "sumolevel" It is a great product for levelling your forks and particularly at height.
  • Posted 5 Jan 2020 12:45
  • Reply by Maton
  • Michigan, United States

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