A forklift has a lifting and carrying capacity at a given height when it leaves the factory, however, that capacity can change when attachments, booms, fork extensions and other modifications are made to the lift truck. This article explains the impact of the load center, center of gravity and other items that impacts materials handling equipment.
New to materials handling? Thinking about buying a lift truck and were wondering about the different types and uses of material handling equipment? Here is primer on the various types and uses of what most people refer to as “forklifts”.