4 Simple Forklift Attachments to Increase Efficiency in Your Warehouse

Getting the most done in the least amount of time is the mantra of every workplace and having reliable forklift accessories can greatly improve those odds. The same applies to those in the material handling industry where efficiency and precision are critical to keeping supervisors, bosses, and everyone alike, happy and satisfied. While forklifts have dramatically reduced the amount of manpower, time, and cost it requires to transport goods from Point A to Point B, adding forklift attachments to your forklifts will get you twice the power, while increasing the efficiency and versatility of this robust workhorse. Here are four simple forklift attachments that will help increase workplace productivity:

Self-Dumping Hopper

Whether it is collecting and removing garbage or transporting goods, materials, and recyclables from one place to another, this versatile forklift attachment relieves you of these heavy materials quick and fast. By making every part of the process automatic, the self-dumping hopper effectively removes trashes and picks up clutters without you moving a finger to maneuver and dump heavy bins. Designed for durability and longevity, these self-dumping hoppers are made to withstand the use and abuse of a fast moving construction jobs. They also come with self-balanced and safety features so you never have to worry about dropping anything along the way.


If you are looking for a way to extend the reach of a forklift, then you will need a boom to get the job done. Available in telescopic and non-telescopic models, booms are your best friends especially when your operators need to pick up and transport heavy objects in a swinging motion from one place to another — just like a crane. In fact, booms are loved for effectively turning an ordinary forklift into a multi-purpose material handling solution. A telescopic boom attachment, for example, is said to extend up to 144 inches and carry up to 8,000 pounds. Get some booms for your forklift and let it handle heavy loads with stability.

Safety Work Platform

Safety is first in all workplaces, but especially on job sites where heavy lifting, material transportation, and other hazardous handlings are regularly involved. Because accidents bring devastating consequences to your workers and business productivity, you need a safety work platform that can fence your workers and keeps them from falling off. A safety work platform not only safeguards your workers at any height in your warehouse, but also moves faster than a scaffold to efficiently reach over obstructions and speed up your loading and stacking jobs.

Single-Double Pallet Handler

Single-double pallet handlers are a versatile attachment that can tackle both single and double pallets. Constructed with four forks that can be easily configured, single-double pallet handlers have the ability to spread their four forks to allow you handle two pallets side by side. When brought together, the four forks convert into two forks to handle single pallets with great efficiency. This kind of attachment is popular in high turnover production and warehouse/shipping industries that usually involve transporting and delivering bottles, soft drinks, and other tricky materials.

Forklift attachments are a great means to expand the functionality of your forklifts, while improving your workplace productivity. They are extremely versatile and can reduce your loading and unloading time to get more things done. Consider purchasing a used forklift from NFE to get started improving your warehouse productivity today!

About Tom Reddon

Tom has been involved in the forklift industry since 1986. He loves doing research, blogging, and speaking about forklifts. You can contact Tom on his Twitter or Google+ profiles.

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