Stock Fork Warranty

By Ken Welch on 2020-08-10 14:42:00 -

Our forks listed under the "Forks-Stock" heading are from Vetter Mfg and carry their guarantee. I have never had to resort to a fork warranty, but someone asked.

1.) VETTER warrants that the Products shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of six (6) months from the date of Delivery. VETTER‘s obligations under the aforesaid warranty shall be expressly limited to repairing or replacing, the Products, which if properly used and maintained, prove defective in material or workmanship

Beam Mover Video

By Ken Welch on 2020-08-03 10:45:56 -

Here is a link to the video on the forklift beam mover item 89219

You Tube

Fork Extension Channels

By Ken Welch on 2020-07-27 09:15:25 -

Our Fork Extensions offering is based on Extensions made with Structural "C" channel creating a more durable Extension due to the thicker legs. Many bargain brands use roll formed channels which may not hold up as well.



Fork Inspection Stampings

By Ken Welch on 2020-07-20 09:51:25 -

When inspecting forks be sure to review the legibility of the stamping located on the side of the fork. ISO 2330 and ANSI B56.1 require these to be legible or the forks should be taken out of service.




Pushing Loads

By Ken Welch on 2020-07-13 13:40:12 -

While we like to point out that forklifts are meant to lift products, pushing of loads is common. Using Beluga design forks makes this maneuver safer due to the additional height of the fork material at the tip. Hence less damage to wood pallets.

Beluga Tip


Metric fork sizes

By Ken Welch on 2020-07-08 14:09:02 -

Forklift Forks are made to metric equivalents, hence 

4" fork is 100mm (3.94")

5" fork is 122mm (4.80")

6" fork is 150mm (5.91")

7" fork is 180mm (7.08")

8" fork is 200mm (7.87")

We take this into account when designing forklift accessories.

Upside-Down Forklift Forks

By Ken Welch on 2020-06-29 10:59:51 -

Upside-down forks are used where additional lift height is required. Due to the resulting forces, it may be necessary to reinforce the fork hooks. In addition, they can be stiffened by a gusset plate. Standard forks should never be used in this manner as the load-bearing upper hook has capacity than the lower hook. Call to discuss your application.

Upside down forks



GenieGrip® Availability

By Ken Welch on 2020-06-22 11:02:03 -

The line of GenieGrip® products are stocked in reasonable quantities in California for shipment via UPS. This includes GenieGrip® Mats, GenieGrip® Cushions, GenieGrip® Caps, and GenieGrip® Loading Mirrors.

GenieGrip® Mirror range

By Ken Welch on 2020-06-15 15:22:25 -

Check out this YouTube video on the range of operation of GenieGrip® Loading Mirrors.


GenieGrip® Loading Mirror Installation

By Ken Welch on 2020-06-08 10:49:29 -

Click on the link below to see how GenieGrip® Loading Mirrors can be mounted to forklift mast with magnets or tape.