Fork extensions can be a good tool for stabilizing long, uniform loads without the need to buy long forks. Because of their lower lifting capabilities, there are limitations to their application. Use of fork extensions should be limited to lighter loads and are designed for uniform, balanced loading. Loads should never be primarily on the tips of an extension nor should loads be carried beyond the tip of the extension.ANSI B56.1-2012, section 7.39.1 guidelines state that fork extensions should never exceed 1.5 times the length of the fork they are mounted to.
All-Pro will provide capacity stampings on your extensions based on the specific fork on your machine in accordance with ANSI B56.1-2012, section 7.39.4. The information needed at the time of purchase is the thickness, length, and width of your current fork.
All-Pro extensions will fit forks from 4 to 6 inches wide and have stock lengths from 63” to 96”. Heavy duty or custom length extensions are available upon request. If working with loads longer than your allowed extension or with non-uniform loads, please consult All-Pro for the best solution for your material handling needs.