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Major Forklift Truck Components

All of the major forklift components can be seen on this slide. It is important to note that the front wheels do both the driving and braking whilst the rear wheel(s) are simply used for steering. Also shown are:

  • The mast
  • The overhead guard
  • The tilt cylinders
  • The counterweight
  • The fork carriage
  • The forks. (Also known as tines)
  • The load backrest
  • The lift cylinder(s)

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