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Fork Frame

False Carriage or Auxiliary Carriage

Typically, stationary forks are welded to a frame that must be used with the lift truck's existing forks.

Typically, movable forks are on a wide set of carriage bars that hang on your existing carriage. It can be used without the use of existing lift truck forks.

Superior Engineering fork frames are essential when lift truck operators need to handle or transport large, bulky loads that require support at the outermost part of the load. Such loads include:

  • drywall

  • re-bar

  • thin panels

  • sheet metal

  • trusses

  • long lumber

  • floor joists

  • steel beams

  • other long or unwieldy materials

Typical fork frame widths are 120" to 240" with capacities ranging from 5000 pounds to 50,000 pounds, but our fork frames can be custom designed to accommodate any brand of forklift, any capacity, and any width and fork length. We can design our fork frames to meet whatever specs you need. 

There are a variety of ways we can mount these fork frames to your truck, including:

  • ITA mounting, with upper weld-on ITA hooks and bolt-on lower hooks, for easy on/easy off functionality

  • Dovetail mounting, with a receiver, mounted on each side of the carriage and the insert welded onto the back of the frame. The insert slides down into the receiver and is secured by a retainer pin.

  • Hook and pin mounting, with the pin, extended beyond the side of the carriage and a J-hook used to hang the fixed frame. This is typical for a pin-style carriage, but we can also fabricate a pin that bolts to the side of the carriage, then implement the J-Hook-style mounting system.

Whatever mounting or configuration you choose, our fork frame attachment will dramatically improve your fleet's ability to handle large or awkward loads, give your lift truck operators a safer and more secure experience, and improve your company's performance and efficiency. 

Superior Engineering's false carriage, also called an auxiliary carriage, is an ITA carriage that can be mounted on your existing forklift carriage to do one of two things: it will allow you to widen the forks on the front of your carriage, or it will enable you to mount a different attachment to your lift. In addition, you can mount up or mount down to different carriage classifications. 

The false carriage is vital if you deal with wide loads that vary in width but always require support on the ends. You can adjust the forks to suit your needed width. 

If you have multiple class mountings on existing attachments, the auxiliary carriage will allow you to mount the class to your class mounting if they don't match up. This can be particularly helpful when you have a fleet of trucks that use the same attachment, and you want to be able to switch out trucks and attachments. 

The unit's mounting is usually weld-on upper hooks with bolt-on lower hooks, but ask us about other mounting styles that may be available. 

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