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Forklift Forks should be at least 2/3 under a load

Many forklift operators pickup loads and only put the forks through part of the load for many reasons. But how far is safe?

We all agree that forks under the full load is best but what if the racks are back to back or the load is against a wall?

If you go under the full load in this situation you can catch on the other load and knock it off the opposite side rack or pop a hole in the wall.

So best practice is to be at least TWO THIRDS 2/3 under the load and Pick up a load with your forks under at least 2/3 of your load, then if you can bring the load down and get the entire load.

So what does 2/3 look like? Here is a photo at Merchants Metals where they pick up loads with the right amount of forks.

You will notice that the forks are way more than 1/2 way under the load!

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New Year Resolutions

New Year ResolutionsJanuary 1 has come and gone, we have all been back at work for a day or so now and the cobwebs are finally clearing viagra au naturel. So now would be a good time to make sure that your forklift license is still current. They are good for only 3 years and should be renewed after that time. Don't put this simple project off, the new year will get busy, projects will begin to pile up again and you could be in viloation of the OSHA training guideline 1910.178.

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Houston is not the only new location we have, Los Angeles has a beautiful new location with hands on driver training, certification classes and walkins are allowed on Tuesday and Thursday and our instructor speaks Spanish so you can learn in a comfortable environment.

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