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7. Name 2 effects that ground conditions can have on a lift truck.

A.   Lift truck instability
B.   Loss of adhesion/braking
C.   Damage or loss of load
D.   Damage to the lift truck

8. Name 2 precautions a lift truck operator can take when operating on different types of ground or surface.

A.   Drive at a speed according to the conditions
B.   Use the foot brake according to the conditions
C.   Be observant and aware of changes in ground conditions
D.   Refrain from aggressive steering
E.   Ensure that the truck is stable and secure before using the hydraulic controls

9. Give 4 examples which could cause a lift truck to tip forwards (longitudinal instability).

A.   Exceeding the rated capacity of the lift truck
B.   Extended load centre
C.   Load not fully heeled up
D.   Heavy braking
E.   Rough/jerky hydraulic usage
F.    Too much forward tilt at height
G.   Live load
H.   Hard acceleration in reverse with a load
I.     Forks under an adjacent load/structure
J.    Incorrect direction on a slope when laden
K.   Traveling with the reach carriage extended

10.   In relation to a truck’s capacity, which 3 items of information must be printed on a truck’s rating plate?

A.   Lifting capacity in Kg
B.   Load centre in millimeters
C.   Stacking height in millimeters

11.   Name 4 checks you must make to a load before picking it up.

A.   Its weight
B.   Its load centre
C.   The location where you are to collect or deposit the load
D.   Its condition and security
E.   What the load consists of
F.    Is the load ‘live’
G.   What material the pallet is made from

12.   List 8 components that must be checked on a lift truck pre-use inspection.

A.   Forks
B.   Carriage plate
C.   Backrest extension
D.   Mast
E.   Mast Rollers and slides
F.    Hydraulic system and controls
G.   Lift chains and pulleys
H.   Oil leaks
I.    Engine transmission and hydraulic oil levels
J.    Coolant level
K.   Adequate fuel
L.    Wheels and tyres
M.  General condition and security of the truck
N.   Operator’s Seat
O.   Operating Position
P.    Rated Capacity Plate
Q.   Lights
R.   Driving and Braking
S.   Steering
T.   Audible warning

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