Introducing the Turret Master G3 design.
Superior Engineering is proud to announce
our new 2010 Gen3 Turret Master Attachment. We have taken the
second-generation design that made this unit great, added a few improvements,
and now our versatile, narrow aisle attachment is more functional than
The new Gen3 Turret Master Attachment
- better visibility
- better bearing arrangements
- higher capacities
- hydraulic plumbing arrangements
with no external hosing.
The Gen3 design also allows us to manufacture
the unit more efficiently, which has decreased our need for extended
lead times by a full week.
Anyone who has experience with our earlier
Turret Master attachments will tell you how reliable and maintenance-friendly
they are. This Gen3 design change has made the Turret Master even
more reliable than it already was, and has made it even more
maintenance and service friendly.
Not much has changed as far as operation
goes, but the increased visibility is a huge plus. The Turret Master
still operates using two auxiliary functions: one for the compound side-shift
and traverse of the main frame, and one for the pivoting of the carriage
Works with virtually all brands of
counterbalance lift trucks
The Turret Master Attachment interfaces with nearly all brands of counterbalance
lift trucks to provide an alternative to high priced, dedicated narrow
aisle turret style trucks that only work one side of the aisle. The
Superior pivoting head design works both sides of the aisle with
a full 180 degrees of pivot. This gives the operator unlimited load
Our Turret Master Attachment is an integral
attachment that mounts into the mast of your lift truck for less lost
load and superior performance. The Turret Master Attachment consists
- A fixed frame, which replaces
- An intermediate main frame
that side shifts to the left and right. The main frame has a compound,
hydraulic/chain side-shifting feature for lateral movement that keeps
the overall frame width to a minimum and drastically decreases aisle
- A pivot boom that moves to
the left and to the right. Attached to the front of the pivot boom is
a pivoting carriage where the forks will attach. The carriage and forks
pivot 180 degrees to work both sides of the aisle.
The Turret Master Attachment capacities
range from under 800 pounds up to 3,300 pounds. For different Turret
Master Attachment capacities, different truck sizes are needed. The
following is a set of basic guidelines for your lift truck to qualify
for turret installation.
- The Lift truck must be a cushion
tire counterbalance, electric or internal combustion truck. Any other
truck must be qualified upon request. We do not install our Turret Master
Attachment on order pickers or 3 wheel counterbalance trucks.
- Two auxiliary hydraulic functions
plumbed to the carriage are required.
- The truck must also have an
axle width of 48" plus poly-drive tires for increased stability.
- The mast must have 31" more
lift height than the top shelf, because of the modifications performed
on the carriage. On the carriage, we lengthen the bearing spread by
18." We also capture the top mast bearing, which deducts an additional
6," Therefore, if you add the 18" of spread to the 6" for the
bearing capture, this gives you 24" of lost lift. A pallet measures
about 4" from the top of the rack to the underside of the top
slat on the pallet. This leaves you with 3" of lift to get your load
off the rack. Add the 3" and 4" together and this gives you 7"
for lift off. Add the 24" of lost lift to the 7" for lift-off
and this will give you a total of 31" needed to lift your load from
the top shelf. If a Superior Engineering mast is used, we will take
care of the lift height requirements for you.
- Tilt must be restricted to
2 degrees forward and 2 degrees back. A tilt option is available with
our Turret Master Attachment which will enable the turret carriage itself
to tilt 2 degrees forward and 3 degrees backwards.
- Minimum aisle recommendations
are 24" more than the load on unguided trucks, and 18" more than
the load on guided units.
Our units have been installed on most
major forklift brands and shipped throughout the United States as well
as to Canada, Mexico, India, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and
Please contact Superior Engineering for
your special requirements.