Fork mounted snow plow blades allow companies to handle their own snow removal. This frees them from dependence on daytime snow removal services and minimizes downtime caused by heavy snowfall. Additionally, facilities become safer once the hazard of snow banks are removed from traffic areas and any potential damage that can result from standing snow can be averted before it occurs. By investing in these innovative, ergonomic tools, facilities can use their existing fork truck fleet to keep their operations running regardless of inclement weather conditions.
The most important thing these forklift extensions offer is the ability for the operator to remain seated throughout the operation. Fork mounted snow plow blades, once attached to the tines, can be maneuvered and adjusted without the operator having to dismount.
Installing and securing these forklift extensions is very simple and takes only a few minutes. Fork tines slide into pockets located on the rear of these extensions. A plow attaching chain secures the extensions to the fork carriage to help keep them stable. A unique angling apparatus, which consists of a rotating board, a pivot shear pin, and a pivot locking spring, allows the operator to adjust the device on the fly while remaining in a seated position. The blade assembly is also equipped with trip springs that allow them to glide over obstacles, or plow uneven surfaces, without being damaged in the process.
These fork truck extensions are truly multifunctional in application. Not only can they be used to both plow and back grade, they can also be used to clear snow in confining areas too narrow for larger vehicles. Essentially any place you can drive a fork truck can be accessed with fork mounted snow plow blades. This is particularly beneficial to organizations without outdoor stock yards. Transit areas between rows of stock can be cleared of snow in a matter of minutes, allowing stock to be moved into the warehouse, truck trailers, or outbound rail cars.
Unlike organizations that have to wait for municipally coordinated snow removal to come by once or twice a day, organizations that invest in these fork truck accessories can use them to continuously clear major transit thoroughfares as often as necessary, at any point during the day.
Thanks to trip springs that allow them to be used on even the most uneven surfaces, these snow plow extensions can also be used for grading transit areas and dock areas that must be kept clear at all times. Blades can be ordered in 6 foot lengths or 7 foot lengths, depending on the density of unwanted snow banks that need to be cleared. Optimal plowing can be achieved by adding a counterbalance, sold separately, to the extension assembly.
When used correctly, fork mounted snow plow blades can make a difference between several hours of downtime brought on by inclement weather compared to a few quick minutes to plow and grade the most vital transit points to keep the operation going regardless of how the weather decides to behave.
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