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Chains for Forklifts

Chain for Forklift - The life of lift chains on lift trucks can actually be extended greatly with correct care and maintenance. Like for instance, correct lubrication is actually the most efficient way to prolong the service capability of this component. It is really vital to apply oil periodically making use of a brush or whichever lube application device. The frequency and volume of oil application has to be sufficient to be able to stop any rust discoloration of oil within the joints. This reddish brown discoloration usually signals that the lift chains have not been correctly lubricated. If this particular condition has happened, it is very important to lubricate the lift chains right away.

It is common for some metal to metal contact to occur through lift chain operation. This could cause components to wear out in time. The industry standard considers a lift chain to be worn out when three percent elongation has happened. To be able to stop the scary chance of a catastrophic lift chain failure from happening, the manufacturer highly recommends that the lift chain be replaced before it reaches 3 percent elongation. The lift chain gets longer due to progressive joint wear which elongates the chain pitch. This elongation is capable of being measured by placing a certain number of pitches under tension.

To be able to ensure proper lift chain maintenance, one more factor to think about is to check the clevis pins on the lift chain for signs of wearing. Lift chains are put together so that the clevis pins have their tapered faces lined up with each other. Usually, rotation of the clevis pins is commonly caused by shock loading. Shock loading occurs when the chain is loose and then suddenly a load is applied. This causes the chain to experience a shock as it 'snaps' under the load tension. Without the good lubrication, in this particular case, the pins could rotate in the chain's link. If this particular situation occurs, the lift chains must be replaced immediately. It is vital to always replace the lift chains in pairs to ensure even wear.


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Forklift Parts

  • Komatsu Forklift Part
    Komatsu Forklift Parts - Komatsu Forklift U.S.A. Inc., an affiliate of the Komatsu Ltd. family, has an affirmative reputation for building robust and reliable forklifts. They are recognized worldwide as a corporation who has a proud heritage and ...
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  • Narrow Aisle Forklift Attachments
    Narrow Aisle Forklift Attachments - This electric Narrow Aisle Order picker comes together with various design advantages like the battery discharge indicator together with lift interrupt technology which prolongs battery life which alerts the ...
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  • Drum Clamps
    Drum Clamp - Forklifts are actually designed to move, lift and store things placed on pallets. For businesses that utilize drums, they often need an attachment to handle moving, storing and lifting them. There are several various attachments ...
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  • Full Rise Scissor Lift Attachments
    Full Rise Scissor Lift Attachment - Normally called a table lift, the scissor lift, is a work platform that is used to carry individuals or move loads of objects. By drawing together the crisscross supports beneath the platform, it could move the ...
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  • Truss Jib
    Truss Jib - Truss jib's can be used to pick up, move and position trusses. The additional part is designed to function as an extended jib additional part along with a triangular or pyramid shaped frame. Typically, truss jibs are mounted on ...
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  • Carton Clamp Attachment
    Carton Clamp Attachment - One of the more handy attachments for the lift truck is the Carton Clamp. It is meant for handling various things not secured on a pallet like furniture, appliances, frozen cartons or canned goods. Large rubber-faced ...
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  • Attachment for Reach Truck
    Attachment for Reach Trucks - Reach Trucks are industrialized equipment used for loading and storage in certain organizations that maintain storage of cargo to finished merchandise on a pallet which are then placed into high shelving units. This ...
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  • Cascade Clamp
    Cascade Clamps - Cascade Manufacturing Company was established in Portland, Oregon in the year 1943. They started out as a small machine shop at first hiring 4 individuals. Product sales for their initial year of operation totaled $60,000. The ...
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