Hydraulic Forks Positioner vs. Hydraulic Forks Side Shift Carriage: What’s the Difference?

Telehandler attachments are essential for making telehandlers more versatile and efficient. Two of our latest options are the Hydraulic Side Shift Fork Carriage and the Hydraulic Forks Positioner. But what sets them apart? In this blog, we’ll explore the key differences between these attachments and how they cater to distinct operational needs.

Hydraulic Forks PositionerTelehandler attachments - Fork Positioner

The Hydraulic Forks Positioner attachment is designed to streamline operations and maximise operator safety. With this attachment, manual fork shifting becomes a thing of the past. The operator can conveniently control the fork spacing directly from the cab, reducing downtime and enhancing productivity. The adjustable fork spacing range of 230mm to 1330mm provides flexibility, allowing for efficient handling of various load sizes. By eliminating the need for manual adjustments, the hydraulic forks positioner significantly enhances operator comfort and reduces the risk of accidents associated with manual shifting.

Hydraulic Side Shift Fork CarriageFork attachments - Hydraulic Side Shift Fork Carriage

On the other hand, the Hydraulic Side Shift Fork Carriage attachment offers precise load placement capabilities. It allows for a ±200mm side shift of the load, enabling accurate positioning in tight spaces or specific areas. This attachment is particularly useful for applications where precise placement is crucial, such as construction sites or warehouse operations.

The Hydraulic Side Shift Fork Carriage is fitted between the industrial fork frame and the forks themselves. Despite its robust functionality, this attachment is lightweight and compact, ensuring minimal payload reduction or compromise in stability.

So what’s the difference?

To summarise, the Hydraulic Forks Positioner and Hydraulic Side Shift Fork Carriage are distinct telehandler attachments with specific purposes:

Hydraulic Forks Positioner:

  • Eliminates manual fork shifting, enhancing operator safety.
  • Reduces operator downtime with hydraulically controlled fork spacing from the cab.
  • Adjustable fork spacing range of 230mm to 1330mm for handling various load sizes.

Hydraulic Side Shift Fork Carriage:

  • Allows ±200mm side shift of the load for precise placement.
  • Fitted between industrial fork frame and forks.
  • Lightweight and compact design with minimal payload reduction or stability compromise.

Understanding the unique features and capabilities of these attachments will enable you to choose the one that best suits your specific operational requirements.

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Whether you need to optimise operator safety and productivity with a hydraulic forks positioner or achieve accurate load placement with a hydraulic side shift fork carriage, telehandler attachments offer tailored solutions for various material handling tasks. Evaluate your needs and make an informed choice to maximise efficiency and productivity in your operations.

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All information correct as of: 15th November 2023.

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