Forklift Capacity Calculator

Do you know whether or not your truck is compliant with OSHA regulations? Sure, each and every truck comes with a plate that determines its capacity, but are you sure that the plate is accurate after the various additions and modifications that have taken place over the years? Do you know if your truck is within the maximum wear tolerance of OSHA stipulations? When was the last time you calculated the load of your forklift, and are you sure that those calculations are accurate and up to date? Have the load weights increased or the load dimensions changed of the course of time? If any of these questions leave you scratching your head, youíre not alone.

Staying within OSHA regulations can be difficult. Not only does the capacity of your truck change from time to time, but the OSHA guidelines do, too. If you arenít using a tool to make sure that your truck is operating within the recommended guidelines set forth by OSHA, you are looking to get yourself (and your company) in a lot of trouble. Not only that, but you are also putting the health and safety of your crew in jeopardy. Of course, it isnít that you donít want to stay within regulation. It is just tough to keep up with all of the changes that take place on a regular basis.

OSHA regulations not only stipulate the various weight capacities of your forklift, but also the size and positioning of the loads. Following the recommended regulations isnít just a good idea; itís also mandated. Failure to do so can result in serious penalties for the operator of the truck, the supervisor or plant manager, and the owner of the company. Of course, having these guidelines available and handy for your staff is one of the best ways to make sure that everyone is aware of the regulations, but making sure you understand the carrying capacity of your truck is also essential.

Unfortunately, performing all of the calculations required to verify that your truck is operating within OSHA regulations can be tough. You have to factor in many different things, and most people just donít have the time to do it all. Not only that, but it is also extremely difficult, and one small mistake in the process can yield results that are wildly inaccurate. If you perform the calculations and update the plate on your truck with inaccurate information, bad things are bound to happen. You need to have those calculations approved by the manufacturer or a professional engineering firm to be in OSHA compliance with your capacity data plate.

Instead of relying on manual calculations, outdated statistics, and ever changing OSHA regulations, take a look at the tool provided at The tool maintains an up to date database of manufacturerís specifications and can help you verify whether or not the modifications to your truck will put it out of regulation. Keep your whole crew safe with only a few minutes of work. You simply answer a few questions about your truck, provide a few values that are easy to find, and the system will provide the proper carrying capacity of your forklift. The days of tedious, manual, inaccurate calculations are far behind you, thanks to