Full Taper and Polished Forks

Full Taper and Polished forks, also referred to as FTP forks for short, are the preferred fork for lumber, gypsum and other flat sheet handling operations like cardboard or sheet metal.


Physical Characteristics and Options


  • One long taper starting from the bend of the fork to the tip. Most FTP forks are tapered on the bottom side of the blade.
  • Custom FTP forks can have the top tapered, or in some cases, have both the top and the bottom tapered to a very fine tip.
  • Top interior and exterior edges have a slight chamfer to prevent product creasing.
  • The top fork in this image shows a FTP fork. Notice the taper moves from the bend of the fork all the way to the tip. The lower fork in this image shows a standard taper. Notice the taper only affects the first 1/3 of the fork.
Over the bucket forks


  • Most FTP forks will have to top surface of the blade polished, creating a smooth, slick surface. This prevents friction damage on product susceptible to surface marring like drywall sheets.
  • FTP forks can also be ordered without the polished surface.
Over the bucket forks


  • The standard tip is thinner than standard tapered forks, typically about 1/4″.
  • Tips can have rounded or squared off corners.
  • Chisel tips, for very tight entry are available. Chisel tips have the last 3 or 4 inches of the blade ground to a thin tip, typically about 1/8″ thickness. Care should be taken when ordering chisel tips as they can be easily chipped and damaged.


Custom sizes and lengths in FTP forks available upon request. Give us a call!


Over the bucket forks
Over the bucket forks

Full Taper Stocking Sizes

Cross SectionCapacity42486072Stocking ITA Class
175x45,500xxx12A, 3A

1Only available in class 2.
2These sizes are available as class 3 or 4 as well as shaft mounted.
3Standard sizes and high back available.