B56-1 Nameplate Interpretations

By Ken Welch on 2020-10-19 14:47:15 -

Thought this Interpretation might answer questions for some users.

Interpretation: 1-78
Subject: ANSI/ITSDF B56.1-2005, Section 4.2.3, Modifications, Nameplates, Markings, and Capacity and Section 7.5.9, Nameplates and Markings

Date Issued: March 13, 2006
Question (1): Section 4.2.3 states that “If a truck is equipped with front end attachments…”, does this include an attachment that is provided with the fork truck by the manufacturer?
Answer (1): Yes.

Question (2): Would this attachment be an attachment other than the standard equipped tines?
Answer (2): Yes. Forks are not considered to be an attachment.

Question (3): If an off the shelf attachment is purchased to use on the standard tines and the forklift manufacturer says that the attachment purchased will not affect the capacity or the safe operation of the truck, does the fork truck require a second nameplate?
Answer (3): Another nameplate would not be required if it does not affect capacity, stability, or safe operation.

Question (4): Is section 7.5.9 referring to removable attachments, does the fork truck require a nameplate if the attachment does not affect the capacity or the safe operation of the truck?
Answer (4): Removable attachments that do not affect capacity, stability, or safe operation do not require a nameplate.

High Capacity Forks

By Ken Welch on 2020-10-12 14:01:24 -

In addition to the standard ITA hook mount forks in the catalog section, we can also provide shaft-mounted forks. Some sizes in 2 weeks. We need the cross-section of the blade, length, and back height required.

Shaft Mount


Vote 2020

By Ken Welch on 2020-10-05 08:46:50 -

vote 2020


Fork Sox on Telehandler

By Ken Welch on 2020-09-28 08:43:18 -

This picture shows Fork Sox being used on a Telehandler Forklift and includes our standard 4" flap option.


Cranked Forks

By Ken Welch on 2020-09-21 13:55:56 -

Cranked forks are essentially the same as Offset Forks. the shank of the fork is angled in or out depending upon the application. With the forks angled in, there is better visibility through the center creating an unobstructed fork tip view. Angled out they can increase the fork spread when needed to pick up loads with a wider center to center, such as containers with fork pockets wider than the carriage.

Fork Extension Options

By Ken Welch on 2020-09-16 11:08:02 -

In addition to the sizes offered we can also offer options to the standard Fork Extensions reinforced design (3000 lb cap), pin locks, and super duty construction.

Pin lock  Reinforced Extensions Super Duty

89217 Tie-Down Clamp Pics

By Ken Welch on 2020-09-08 15:47:54 -

Some additional action shots of 89217 Forklift Tie-Down Clamps



89708 Sketch

By Ken Welch on 2020-09-02 08:24:44 -

Here are the dimensions for item 89708 Double Fork Lifting Beam

89217 Sketch

By Ken Welch on 2020-08-25 14:41:31 -

Here is the sketch for Item 89217 Fork Tie-Down Clamps



89218 Fork Reel Attachment Manual

By Ken Welch on 2020-08-19 07:33:27 -

Call/email for the manufacturer's user's manual for the 89218 Fork Reel Attachment.