Forklifts make quick work of heavy lifting jobs, but they aren’t
like any other pieces of equipment or machinery that you can load into
the back of a work truck. Fortunately, there’s a reliable, user-friendly,
and practical solution for individuals and companies with mobile forklift
needs: Truck-mounted Navigator forklifts. Unlike other
types of forklifts in Dallas, truck-mounted lift trucks require the installation of a special rig-out
assembly. Here are some quick tips and pointers for rig-out installation
for Navigator forklifts.
Research Load Limits and Capabilities
The first thing you must do before installing the rig-out assembly is to
check with the manufacturer of your truck and/or trailer for information
on load limits and capabilities. The
installation guide provided by Navigator is not specific to any type of truck and/or trailer, so you must research
on your own to make sure your equipment can handle a truck-mounted forklift.
Get Manufacturer Approval
After you confirm the load limits and capabilities of your truck and/or
trailer, you will need to fill out the appropriate rig-out mounting application
and fax it to Navigator for approval. You will need to provide specific
vehicle dimensions on your application such as the centerline of the rear
axle to the end of bed, distance from the bottom of the bed to ground,
front and rear axle weight, and front and rear axle capacity.
Hire a Professional Welder
All rig-out assembly welds should be completed by a AWS D1.1 certified
welder. If you do not have a professional welder on staff who meets these
requirements, you will need to hire an outside welder to complete the
installation. The strength of the rig-out assembly depends on the quality
of these welds, so don’t cut any corners or take any shortcuts.
If you’re looking to buy a truck-mounted forklift in Dallas, Lonestar
Forklift can help. We are one of the largest
forklift dealers in Texas, and we have the best selection of new and used forklifts for sale. Visit
our website to browse our current inventory or call us at (469) 685-1642
to inquire about a specific type of forklift, like a truck-mounted Navigator
forklift for example.
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