The data plate on a forklift is broken down into different sections, which each stand for a different characteristic and measurement. Some of these include:
Mast and Back Tilt Refers to the type of mast and the maximum degree of back tilt allowable.
Tire Size Ensures proper replacement tires are used to maintain levels of safety.
Load Center Gives a capacity based on how far forward from the mast the balancing point of the load is.
If any modifications are made to a forklift, or if it has an attachment, the forklift capacity plate must be updated to reflect the new capacity. Similarly, if a data plate goes missing or is illegible, you are required to replace it. To do so, contact Professional Forklift Engineering Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.