Mobile column lift adapters

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Forward Lift is making it easier for material handlers, maintenance technicians, manufacturers and logistics operators to service their forklifts and pallet movers with a new line of frame-engaging mobile column lift adapter kits for use on Forward’s mobile column lifts.

The attachments allow technicians to more easily lift and service a wider range of forklifts, such as reach trucks, pallet trucks and more.

“Many of our customers have used Forward’s mobile column lifts to service their fleets’ trucks for years, and this was a natural extension of our product line to allow for the expanded use of our already versatile mobile columns,” says Doug Spiller, director of heavy-duty product management for Forward Lift.

One of the most often overlooked aspects of forklift safety is regular inspections. The frame-engaging mobile column lift adapters allow for better access and visibility for inspections and repairs. Whether using it for frame inspections; seal or tire replacements; or steering, caster, and pin replacements or adjustments, the mobile column adapter assembly provides a safer way to gain under-vehicle access and keeps technicians off the floor.

“Forward Lift has been manufacturing quality lifts for more than 50 years, and it’s important for us to continue to produce equipment that helps our customers increase productivity, reduce unit downtime and maximize safety standards,” adds Spiller.

The forklift adapter kits are designed to work in tandem with two Forward mobile column lifts. The system requires no dedicated floor space and comes equipped with a red caster cart for easy storage. The adapter assembly, which weighs 880 pounds, quickly and easily engages and captures the forklift within itself for added stability. The kit also includes 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch leveling spacers.

The lifts can be used for

  • Seal and tire replacement
  • Find/Remove drive wheels debris
  • Lubrication
  • Autonomous charging maintenance
  • Static straps replacement
  • Frame inspection
  • Steering, caster and pin inspection
  • Drive unit replacement