At 29 CFR 1910.178(o)(2), OSHA states that “only loads within the rated capacity of a truck shall be handled.” The rated capacity can be found on the “data plate” located on the forklift.

## Where do I find the rated capacity of a forklift?

As a general rule, load center is 24″ from the face of the forks (the center point of standard 48” x 48” pallet). Forklift capacities range from about 3,000 lbs up to more than 70,000+ lbs. You can find the rated capacity of a forklift on its data plate.

## What is a rated capacity plate forklift?

To achieve this, forklifts are equipped with a nameplate, also called the data plate or forklift capacity plate. The data plate includes vital information about the forklift, such as its fuel type, weight, and forklift load capacity.

## Where is a lift truck’s rated capacity stamped?

The maximum capacity for the attachment you are using on the lift truck is rated on the nameplate as 4,500 pounds with a 24-inch load center. Example 1 – In our first example, the rectangular box is placed on the pallet, so the narrow side is on the bottom and the longer sides are vertical.

## How is forklift load capacity calculated?

The maximum Load Moment for a truck is derived by multiplying the weight rating of the forklift by the center load distance. If we multiply the 5,000-pound capacity of our theoretical forklift by its 24-inch center load, we arrive at a maximum Load Moment of 120,000 inch-pounds.

## Which side of the forklift is supporting more weight?

Weight distribution refers not only to the weight of the load, but also the weight of the forklift itself. An empty forklift has most of its weight in the rear, but when a load is placed on the lift, the weight distribution moves forward.

## What happens when the load Centre is increased?

The weight capacity of a forklift attachment is tied to what is known as the Maximum Load Moment, which is when the load center distance increases, changing the weight distribution, and as a result, the amount of weight a truck can carry under those conditions.

## Where is the vehicle specification plate on a forklift?

The forklift data plate can be found on the instrument panel near the operating controls. It is the responsibility of the operator to understand the capabilities of each forklift and to properly maintain the data plate to ensure it is legible and complete.

## What is rated load capacity?

Rated capacity means the maximum working load permitted by the manufacturer under specified working conditions. Such working conditions typically include a specific combination of factors such as equipment configuration, radii, boom length, and other parameters of use.

## When a lift truck is turning Is it more stable loaded or unloaded?

How should you raise the load? When a load is raised, the lift truck is less stable. … Attend the controls of the forklift truck when a load is elevated. In other words, the operator must stay on the forklift when the load is in a raised position.

## What will make the load more stable during travel?

When traveling with a load, always make sure to tilt the mast of the forklift backward so that the load will firmly place against the backrest to make it more secure during transport. By doing this, you move the center of gravity towards to rear of the forklift making it more secure when traveling.

## What are the 7 classes of forklifts?

The 7 Classes of Forklift Trucks

- Class 1: Electric Motor Rider Trucks.
- Class 2: Electric Motor Narrow Aisle Trucks.
- Class 3: Electric Motor Hand or Hand-Rider Trucks.
- Class 4: Internal Combustion Engine Trucks—Cushion Tires.
- Class 5: Internal Combustion Engine Trucks—Pneumatic Tires.

## What is the best way to handle an uneven load?

Tilt the load against the backrest. If the load is unstable, lift the load slightly first, then carefully tilt it back so that the load stays tight against the backrest. If it’s a stable load and secure on the pallet, tilt first, then lift. Once the load is lifted, lower it to a safe traveling height.

## How much can a 6000 lb forklift lift?

This determines how much overturning force is being applied to the forklift, and is a product of load weight times distance from the fulcrum (i.e., load moment = weight x distance). For example, a forklift rated to carry 6,000 lbs at a 24″ would have a maximum load moment of 144,000 pounds.

## How much can a 10k forklift lift?

Max. Lift Height: | At Reach Length: | Lift Capacity: |
---|---|---|

34 feet Vertical | 14 feet Extended | 10,000 lbs. |

38 feet Vertical | 18 feet Extended | 8,000 lbs. |

44 feet Vertical | 24 feet Extended | 6,000 lbs. |

55 feet Vertical | 29 feet Extended | 5,000 lbs. |

## How do you calculate load capacity?

Take the total weight of the load and divide this by the number of legs supporting the load. For example, assume a 2,000 pound load is to be supported by 2 legs of a sling. The above will give a total minimum weight on each leg of the sling of 2,000 pounds divided by 2 legs or 1,000 pounds.