Best Forklift Attachments for Your Fleet - Connell Company

Even the most heavy duty material handling equipment will eventually need to be replaced or upgraded.  When you want to upgrade your fleet to improve its functionality, it’s important that you find the right forklift attachments that suit the needs of your job site

Finding the Right Forklift Attachments

Both aftermarket and OEM parts can improve the functionality and performance of many kinds of fork trucks.  Which one is best depends on factors like your budget, the specific machine you want to upgrade, and what functionality you want to add to your machine.  

Popular fork attachments  include the following options

Forklift Forks

Sometimes forks need to be adjusted so that they can pick up new sizes and weights of pallets.  New forks can improve the efficiency and functionality of most forklifts.

Great for:

  • Warehouses
  • Distribution centers
  • Retail facilities 

Drum Handlers

Drum Handling is no easy task with standard forklift forks.  These specially designed parts will allow lift trucks to grab cylindrical loads with ease, thanks to their heavy-duty spring-loaded arms.  Any location that involves the movement of stainless steel drums, barrels, and the like will greatly benefit from these attachments.

Great for:

  • Tire industry
  • Gas and petroleum industries
  • shipping and storage facilities 


Fork Extensions

As the name suggests, fork extensions (also known as forklift extensions) are attachments that will increase the reach of forklifts and their forks.  They are relatively easy to install and are great for any worksite where extra reach is necessary.

Great for:

  • Warehouses
  • Distribution centers
  • Retail facilities 

Clamps

Clamps are tools that more securely grab oddly shaped objects.  Popular clamp styles include carton clamps, bale clamps, and paper roll clamps.  There are a wide variety of forklift clamps on the market, meaning there are plenty of clamps to suit the needs of just about every business and industry. 

Great for:

  • Recycling
  • Paper handling industry
  • Food distribution facility 
  • Any industry with unusually shaped loads


Rotators

Rotators are specially designed to rotate objects, making them ideal for industries like recycling.

Great for:

  • Recycling
  • Waste management

Carpet Poles

Carpet Poles are long, durable coils that can transport rolled textiles with ease.

Great for:

  • Textile warehouses
  • Retail outlets

Jibs

Jib attachments add the partial functionality of a crane to a forklift.  In most locations where smaller cranes would be beneficial, these attachments could prove valuable. 

Great for:

  • Certain construction sites
  • Warehouses
  • Distribution centers


Side Shifters

Side Shifters allow forklift operators to load and unload their forks on the side, greatly improving their flexibility in a tight workspace.

Great for:

  • Worksites where maneuverability is limited

Fork Positioners

These tools increase the efficiency of fork positioning, decreasing the amount of time it takes to load and unload pallets. 

Great for:

  • Any location where forklifts are used

Multiple Load Handlers

These parts increase the efficiency of forklifts exponentially by adding more forks to a forklift.

Great for:

  • High output warehouses
  • Fast-paced distribution centers


Push-Pulls (Push/Pulls)

These tools add a simple yet incredibly desirable functionality to a lift truck: the ability to push or pull objects on slip sheets easily.  These attachments are great for quickly moving bagged items like seeds. 

Great for:

  • Warehouses
  • Distribution centers
  • Retail facilities 

Sweepers

Sweepers are broom-style attachments that allow forklift operators to clean facility floors in a timely fasion

Great for:

  • Any indoor facility where forklifts are used

FAQ

How do lift attachments affect a forklift?

Forklift attachments can shift the center of gravity of any machine and even reduce its load capacity.  It is important to keep these two factors in mind when selecting new attachments or parts for any machine in a fleet.

Where can I find forklift attachments?

Whether you want rentals or new equipment, rest assured that we here at Connell Company have the material handling equipment you need, including the right forklift attachments for your fleet.  We’ll work with you to determine the best options based on your current fleet and budget.  Contact us today to get started