Handling Equipment for Ammunition and Explosives: Mobile equipment, Volume 1; Volume 2173

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Page 2-57 - The fork is attached to a vertical mast which may or may not telescope and does not tilt. An electrically operated hydraulic lift mechanism is provided to raise or lower the fork on the vertical mast. The frame of the truck extends beyond the vertical mast in a manner similar to the fork tines. The two leg extensions of the frame act as outriggers in supporting the load. One type of frame construction has the leg extensions approximately coinciding with the fork tines so that the fork in the lowered...
Page 2-57 - This type of truck can be used with single -faced pallets only. Another type of frame construction has the leg extensions protruding outward so as to straddle the fork tines; that is, the leg extensions are wider apart than the fork tines. This truck may be used with single- or double-faced pallets since the frame of the truck straddles the load. The drive wheels are positioned under the steering mechanism at the other end of the frame.
Page 2-57 - The frame of the low-lift truck is constructed as a fork and so arranged thr.t it can enter between the top and bottom decks of a pallet. A hydraulic lift mechanism, which may be operated manually or electrically, is provided to raise the forked frame sufficiently for the load to clear the floor and be moved. The low-lift pallet truck may be powered by a battery -electric motor or moved manually.
Page 2-57 - ... economy. Unlike the fork-lift truck, the pallet truck is designed to support the load on its entire wheelbase. Consequently, the pallet truck is smaller because it does not need its weight to counterbalance the weight of the load. Pallet Figure 18-20.—Fork-lift truck for use over rough terrain.
Page 21 - This supporting frame may be either nontelescoping or telescoping (Fig. 12-16) to provide greater lift height. The fork and supporting frame can be tilted forward from the vertical to pick up the load and can be tilted backward from the vertical to aid in balancing the lifted load. A forklift truck is powered by a gasoline engine, battery-electric motor, diesel engine, or a gas or diesel-electric unit that utilizes a small engine to drive a generator supplying electric power.
Page 5-16 - ... fork-lift truck's greatest efficiency is obtained in its utilization for stacking and removing palletized loads in storage and for loading and unloading palletized loads on trailers, trucks, railroad cars, and warehouse platforms. Fork-lifts should not travel with individual loads for excessive distances. General practice has shown that when the distance the load is to be carried exceeds 200 feet, warehouse tractors and trailers should be used to handle the hauling function for which they were...
Page 21 - It is designed on the cantilever (a projecting beam or member supported only at one end) principle, with the load counterbalanced by the weight of the truck in back of the center of the front wheels which act as the fulcrum or center of balance. The fork-lift truck is equipped with a two-tined fork secured to the supporting frame. These tines can be adjusted for separation. The fork is moved vertically on the supporting frame by either a mechanical or hydraulic lift. This supporting frame may be...
Page 12-4 - ... removable steel tank body in which the garbage is collected. There are two sizes of tanks used, the larger ones for two-horse wagons being 6 feet 6 inches long and 3 feet wide, and 3 feet 6 inches deep, giving them a capacity of 2\ cubic yards. The smaller tanks, designed for one-horse wagons, are 6 feet 6 inches long, 3 feet 4 inches wide, and 3 feet 3 inches deep. Their capacity is 1.8 cubic yards. The large wagon running gears with four tanks cost $360 each, the running gear costing about...
Page 23 - Fork-lift trucks are designed primarily for handling palletized unit loads, although they can be used for loads assembled on skids or loads in boxes. In addition, special attachments or devices (such as a tilt box, ram, crane, and rotating clamp) can be assembled on the forklift truck in lieu of the fork, to increase the truck's usefulness. A...
Page 2-57 - These machines are utilized for picking up and transporting palletized loads. They are primarily for situations where space is limited and handling operations are so small that forklift trucks are not justified from the standpoints of efficiency and economy. Unlike the forklift truck, the pallet truck is designed to support the load on its entire wheelbase. Consequently, the pallet truck is smaller because it does not need its weight to counterbalance the weight of the load. Pallet trucks are classified...

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