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.
- 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.
- 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!
Full Taper Stocking Sizes
|Cross Section||Capacity||42||48||60||72||Stocking ITA Class|
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.