Powered Industrial Trucks (Lift trucks, Forklifts)

Man driving a forklift in a parking lot with a pallet and some red material loadedon the forks. Caption: Powered Industrial trucks move construction materials, earth, petroleum products, and other heavy materials.A typical industrial truck, often called a forklift or lift truck, has a hydraulic lifting mechanism and forks to carry, push, pull, lift, stack, or tier material. Industrial truck and tractor operators also may operate tractors that pull trailers loaded with materials, goods, or equipment within factories and warehouses or around outdoor storage areas.


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