Different Types of Forklift Certification
There are many types of different forklift certifications. All of them due require experience in training as well as classroom education.
Fork trucks: These kinds of forklifts are motorized. However, they also include extra features such as backup alarms and cabs.
Motorized-drive forklifts: These kinds of trucks, as its name suggests, have a motorized drive and usually have a protected seat for the forklift operator.
Manual drive forklifts: With these kinds of forklifts, the movement of load is manually powered.
Other forklifts are designed counterbalanced to avoid the truck from possible overturning. Some forklifts include safety handrails or turntables. For specified applications, your can choose specialty forklifts based on your preferences.
Other variations of forklifts include:
Stand-up rider forklifts: Have counterbalance weights in their body. Usually designed with the rider inside the body of the truck, these forklifts are electric counterbalanced riders.
Stand-up, narrow aisle rider: This forklift have straddle legs located on both sides, which provide extra stability even without counterweight in its body. These kinds of forklifts are electric and are recommended for areas with minimal spaces.
Sit-down rider: For these forklifts, the counterbalance is located at the rear part.
Motorized hand-pallet jacks: These models are low-lift trucks that have forks. While some allows the forklift operators to stand on the back, others are walked.
Reach forklift: These kinds of forklifts have big, pneumatic tires. They also include a boom that extends and raises. Reach forklifts outriggers at the front, which allows the forklift to be stabilized on uneven grounds.